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Chico State students take initiative to help aid wildfire victims

Students will be collecting items and driving to deliver them to people dislocated from their homes. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Students at Chico State are collecting donations to help aid families affected by wildfires in Northern California.

Families and friends of the campus community have been affected by the federally declared major disaster. Students seek to collect items from sleeping bags, apparel, hygiene products to animal foods, water and school supplies.

Students are willing to pick up items that are to be donated. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

“Fortunately my family right now is okay…Lots of my friends have lost their homes and that’s pretty hard to see,” said Alex Graham, president of Chico State meditation.

Graham's home is at risk of being burned down by the fire in the Santa Rosa area. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales
Graham will be delivering donation items to families in Santa Rosa. Facebook screenshot.

“We are doing this directly because of the people we know were directly affected,” said Grant Zevley marketing chairman of Pi Kappa Alpha.

The Chico State fraternity will continue to receive donations for Santa Rosa area until Saturday morning. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales
PIKE fraternity members plan to help out with evacuations in Santa Rosa. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

“It’s just really sad…I’m from Santa Rosa…My aunt who did loose her house, they almost didn’t make it,” said Sophia Veimau, fourth year Chico State student. Veimau will be driving to Santa Rosa with donations Friday morning.

Veimau offers to deliver items personally to families who request it in the Santa Rosa area. Photo credit: Jacqueline Morales

Many students and campus organizations continue donation efforts through Facebook posts to help aid fire victims.

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Campus student run organizations continue to provide donation centers for students to contribute. Facebook screenshot.
Student posts
Students have contributed to resources that may help receive fire alerts. Facebook screenshot.

Jacqueline Morales can be reached at [email protected] or @jackie_theorion Twitter.

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