As most of you are aware, Butte County is currently battling the deadliest fire in the United States in a century. On Thursday, November 8th, many residents of Butte County were forced to immediately evacuate their homes. As these people attempted to reach safety, First Responders courageously went toward the danger. Almost all of these responders were helping civilians, while hoping and praying their own families had reached sanctuary.
As President of the Butte County Correctional Officers Association I have attempted to use all resources available to assist those in need. Through partnership with the Deputy Sheriffs Association, we were able to give immediate financial aid to Sheriff’s Office employees who had lost their homes in the fire.
The BCCOA recently worked with local Chico business LRT Graphics who reached out to me shortly after this tragedy began. We began working on a project to sell Shirts with all proceeds going towards Butte County Sheriffs employees affected by the fire. Any contribution or purchase will have a direct impact on the brave people who rushed towards danger and continue to do so despite having also been impacted by the Camp Fire themselves.
On behalf of all Sheriff’s Office employees who were impacted, I want to thank you for your support, and God Bless you all.