Fundraiser nets $60,000 for fire relief; local fundraiser to follow

A local fundraiser netted $60,000 in cash, checks and gift cards for wildfire relief efforts, according to an event organizer.
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Davis fundraiser organizers pose for a photo after collecting $60,000 for wildfire relief efforts. Photo: Don Saylor/Facebook

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focused on the Camp Fire, which has grown to become the deadliest and most-destructive wildfire in California history. Saylor said donations raised through online efforts will be donated to the North Valley Community Fund. Checks and cash are also being deposited into the same fund. “The gift cards were handed over to Paradise Town Councilmember Scott Lotter, who grew up in Davis and still has family here in Yolo County,” Saylor wrote in an email to the Express. “[Lotter] will be sharing these gift cards with the Paradise town council colleagues, the police chief and town manager so that they can each get the relief to those most in need they are encountering on a daily basis at shelters and elsewhere.” The band Mombo Gumbo performed at the event held at the Davis senior center. Lotter’s brother, Rick Lotter, is the drummer for the band. “We just needed a way to help and top come together to share our heartfelt sympathy and support for our neighbors in Butte County,” Saylor wrote. “Thanks to all the folks who helped organize this event and to all those who made donations and attended. This is how we do it in Yolo County.” The Davis event has now set a benchmark for a similar fire relief event happening this Sunday at Berryessa Brew in Winters.]]>

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