On the night of September 4th at 6 p.m. firefighters responded to a wildfire in the Big Creek Canyon with a size of 3 acres. Within hours, the fire grew to thousands of acres and made a run toward the town of Big Creek, a small mountain community with residents who have centered their lives around working at the Southern California Edison Hydroelectric Project. The town stands now with a handful of buildings left out of the thirty plus that originally stood there. The fire, now over 100,000 acres, has engulfed over 60 structures and continues to wreak havoc on the Sierra National Forest and those within neighboring communities such as Shaver Lake, Auberry, North Fork, Prather, Tollhouse, and many more. As evacuations are enforced, daring rescues are made, and hundreds of first responders continue to work hard to save these lives and attempt to protect property, it is hard to ignore the financial impact this fire will leave on the many residents within the destruction zone of this fire. A community already impacted heavily by Covid-19 with a new beast to face. While many want to provide actual donations, it's hard to do considering the fear of the virus still haunting us. With that being said, financial donations need to be made to assist those displaced due to the fires. We need to give any amount we can spare and be able to empathize with these families, mom and pop stores and small businesses. This matter has been weighing on my heart heavily as a student and Student Body President of Fresno Pacific University, a university that many students from these communities attend. Due to the fire, Fresno Pacific has lost a valuable asset, our treasured university owned cabin, Casa Pacifica, which was located in Shaver Lake. Though it has affected us, we cannot take our mind off of the fact that many residents and business owners are being impacted in a much more severe way. My girlfriend, a wildland firefighter who was on the initial attack of the fire the first night, took some of the photos posted and sent me hourly updates with heavy fear for the community she serves. This matter has been plaguing us as it continues to become worse and worse by the hour. She emphasized the heart the members of these communities maintained while evacuating them and felt that donations needed to be made immediately to ensure these people are well taken care of and looked after. $200,000 is a lot of money, but in retrospect, that isn't even the full amount of one home in Shaver Lake. This amount is minute compared to the impact this fire will have on this community. We ask you to consider donating any amount and help us reach our goal so that the Creek fire victims will be properly cared for during this tragic time. The funds collected will be designated to the Western Wildfires to support fires like the Creek Fire.