This author Travis Cox has created 23 entries.

06 Aug

A Brief Update on Redding

We sent out an update on the Mendocino Complex Fire and the Carr Fire on Friday. Today, we want to follow up with some information on what we’ve been doing while these fires have pushed many out of their homes. Our volunteers have been helping out at the emergency shelters, serving meals and helping distribute items as necessary. In addition to serving, we’ve been making deliveries to the shelters across Lake County. Each site has it’s own specific needs, and our...

25 Jun

The AmeriCorps Crew

“I wanted to spend a year doing service.” Bree Dion is team leader for the AmeriCorps crew currently stationed at our home base in Middletown, California. The team is made up of 11 18-24 year olds who have all decided they wanted to give back to communities affected by natural disasters. This team is a part of AmeriCorps’ National Civilian Community Corps, or NCCC. The program consists of three rounds spent around the country in various capacities. Bree’s team is in...

21 Jun

Pimentals Move In

“This home is my Mother’s Day gift” said Maria Pimental as she wiped tears from her eyes.  Maria and her husband, Salvador and their two sons who were living with them, lost their home and all their possessions when the Valley Fire swept through Middletown in September 2015.  For several months, they lived with their son and daughter-in-law, Benjamin and Laura and their son, Benji.  Just weeks after the fire, Laura learned she was pregnant with twins. Needless to say it’s...