Donations are still welcome for those impacted by the Laura 2 Fire in Doyle, but organizers say they have plenty of clothing and shared various ways to donate monetarily.
On Nov. 17, the fast moving Laura 2 wildfire tore through Doyle, destroying 21 homes, 19 outbuildings and burning 2,800 acres.
“The community has banded together,” District 5 Supervisor Tom Hammond said during the Wednesday Lassen County Board of Supervisors meeting. He added monetary donations will be divided between the families who lost their homes. “We really need money.”
Those wanting to drop off monetary donations can leave them at the Mark on Highway 395, at Get Roasted Coffee Shop and Deli, in Herlong, and can be mailed to Doyle Christian Church at PO Box 221 Doyle, CA 96109, with “Laura2 Relief Fund” written in the memo line.
There is also a GoFundMe, titled Doyle CA, Laura 2 Fire Victims, to benefit the victims of the Nov. 17 fire.
Set up by James Bronneke, captain for the Sierra Army Depot Fire Department, and Amber Catron, a volunteer firefighter for the Doyle volunteers, the GoFundMe aims to raise $50,000.
“Many families are currently displaced and in need of assistance. Donations will be given to the families affected by the fire, which couldn’t have happened at a worse time of year,” read the GoFundMe. “Families need everything from basic toiletries to rebuilding their homes and lives. In addition, many of the fire victims have lost their means of transportation as they were completely destroyed in the fire. All help and donations are crucial to these families getting their lives back, thank you for your support and please reach out for any questions.”
Hammond continued to speak about the fast-moving blaze during Wednesday’s meeting.
He noted it would take some effort to clean up the debris and expressed relief no one was hurt.
“Thank the Lord nobody was hurt. It’s just a miracle nobody lost their lives,” said Hammond.
Moreover, the Lassen County Board of Supervisors adopted a resolution Wednesday confirming and ratifying a proclamation of local emergency within Lassen County related to the Doyle fire.