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Meek's CAMP Fire Survivors

$31,560 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 2 months
Created November 14, 2018
Our Paradise & Chico community has been devastated by the CAMP fire. The fire has destroyed 80-90% of the Paradise community, and in turn affected so many families in Northern California.

We currently have 9 Meek's employees who have lost their homes and all of their possessions, and 3 who are waiting to hear whether or not their homes are still standing.

The stories coming from survivors of this fire are both terrifying and inspiring, and we want to do our part to make sure our Meek's family members are given the support they need to get back on their feet.

Housing options in Chico and surrounding areas are at a minimum, so employees are staying with family or friends until they can find a temporary residence. This is a process that may take months. 

Most employees don't have space to store donated items, so giving a few dollars to be spent on basic needs is the most effective way we can contribute. Once they are more established traditional donations of clothing and housewares will be very useful and very much appreciated. 

Thank you for kindness! Anything you can give will make a difference for our Meek's family members.

 Stay Strong Team Chico!
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Update 2
Posted by Lance Johnson
1 month ago
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The GoFundMe coordinators want to ensure that all donors understand how the proceeds from this campaign will be distributed to the nine Chico Meek's employees who lost their homes in the CAMP fire.

I have set up a personal checking account specifically for the money raised. All donations (minus the processing fee from GoFundMe) will be deposited into this account.

I will then have cashier checks issued to each of the nine employees. The money raised will be split evenly amongst the nine families. I will hand deliver each check to the nine Meek's employees and will have each employee sign and date a verification of receipt of funds.

Records of all deposit and withdraw receipts will be kept in case of any questions. It's my goal to make this process at transparent as possible. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask.

Thank you again for your contributions and kindness!
Lance Johnson
Meek's Lumber & Hardware
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Update 1
Posted by Lance Johnson
2 months ago
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$23,900 has been raised for the nine Chico Meek's employees that have lost their homes in the CAMP fire. Thank you to all of those who have helped our Meek's families navigate through this tragedy.

I have set up a checking account so the donations can be deposited and distributed evenly between the nine families affected. We should be able to get cashier checks to the families this week.

Again, thank you to everyone who is reaching out to give a helping hand. We have a long way to go but this is a great step toward recovery. We are forever grateful for your generosity.

If you have any questions or concerns you can reach me by email, text or phone (below).

Thank You!
Lance

Lance Johnson
Director of Training
Meek's Lumber & Hardware
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$31,560 of $35,000 goal

Raised by 102 people in 2 months
Created November 14, 2018
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