Mayor Don Walters and Fire Chief Fred Jackson Announce Donation Drive for Victims of California Fires
Nov 20, 2018
On Tuesday, November 20, 2018, City of Cuyahoga Falls Mayor Don Walters and Fire Chief Fred Jackson announced that they are partnering to collect financial donations for victims of the California fires. The communities that have been affected are in dire need of financial assistance to support the operations that are sheltering evacuees of the fires and to support animals that are being housed that were evacuated.
“We have been contacted by businesses and residents who are asking how we as a community can help our fellow citizens on California during their time of need,” stated Mayor Walters. “We have a rich history here of giving back, much like we did when we adopted Humble, Texas, after the hurricane. Though the communities are not in need of goods, they are in need of operational funding to help relief efforts.”
“The fires have ravaged communities across California and we want to show our support as best we can for the residents and safety workers,” said Chief Jackson. “Helping raise funds for the relief efforts is the most effective way that we can impact those who have been affected by these fires.”
Residents may drop off checks or money orders to the Mayor’s Office located at Cuyahoga Falls City Hall, 2310 Second Street. Donations will be collected Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., through Friday, December 21, at 4:00 p.m. Monetary donations will be sent to The North Valley Community Foundation and the Humane Society of Ventura County the following week. Residents who would prefer to donate online may do so by visiting nvcf.org/fund/camp-fire-evacuation-relief-fund or www.hsvc.org/donate.
For questions or additional information, please contact the Neighborhood Excellence, Communications, and Community Outreach Department at 330.971.8208 or NECCO@cityofcf.com.