In the past month, much of the west coast of the United States has seen a surge of wildfires. These fires have been impacting California, Oregon, and Washington. Hundreds of thousands of acres have burned as a result of these fires. People have lost their homes, their businesses, and in some cases their lives to these fires. Here in the Central Valley of California, the impact of the fires could be seen in the skies. Harmful air quality and ashes falling from the sky affected our area for several weeks.
While Ripon was not harmed by the fires, we can see the impact of these fires here in California. Many firefighters from our community have been on the front lines fighting these fires. We are grateful for their willingness to put their lives on the line to help others in this capacity.
The purpose of this campaign is to raise funds on behalf of Immanuel CRC for wildfire relief. The donations will go to World Renew, a division of the Christian Reformed Church. World Renew has assisted in disaster response related to wildfires in California in recent years. All donations from this campaign will go towards World Renew's efforts to assist with wildfire relief in 2020.