by Stephanie Leal
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The Butte/Valley fires continue to be devastating events. We are still waiting to discover the extent of the damage, as many people have not yet been allowed back into their communities after evacuations. Although we don’t know all the needs, we are continuing to work with churches on the perimeter of the fires. Several are already serving as shelters, and their community services centers are providing a variety of essentials for evacuees.
Right now, our NCC Community Services Director Gordon Botting says the biggest need is for prayers and monetary donations. Attached is a bulletin insert that can be used in churches this Sabbath. It is also available on our website at www.nccsda.com/fires. Please consider sending this through your networks.
Donations can be made online at https://www.youcaring.com/NCCCommunityServicesFireResponse.
We are posting information as quickly as we can get it from the various areas in our conference that have been affected by the fires. You can find updates on our page at www.nccsda.com/fires.
Thank you so much and please continue to keep this matter in your prayers.
Stephanie Leal is the Communication Director for the Northern California Conference of Seventh-day Adventists
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