Donations accepted for wildfire-affected families in California

Supplies will leave Camas, Friday, Nov. 16

(Dawn Feldhaus/Post-Record) Lori Fernandez, of Camas (left), is among the local residents donating clothing and other items, at Lutz Hardware, in downtown Camas, for wildfire-devastated residents of Paradise, Calif. Laura McGuire, of Camas (right), plans to take the donated goods Friday afternoon to trucker Justin Pratt, of Portland, who will transport them to evacuees in the Paradise, Magalia, Oroville and Chico areas.

Local residents who want to help the people and pets of Paradise, California devastated by wildfires can donate a variety of items in downtown Camas.

Donations are accepted until 6 p.m. today, Thursday, Nov. 15, and from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16, at Lutz Hardware, 505 N.E. Fourth Ave., Camas.

The list of needed items includes toilet paper, paper towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, soaps, hand sanitizer, feminine products, razors and wet wipes. Car seats, strollers, baby bottles, formula and diapers (all sizes) are also needed.

Donations of suitcases, duffel bags, backpacks, camping equipment, inflatable mattresses, laundry soap, towels, washcloths, notepads, pens, pencils, Tylenol, ibuprofen, cold medicine, dust masks and new hair brushes are accepted, along with trash bags and low value ($20 or less) food and fuel cards.

Non-perishable food for people and pets are needed, as well as water, manual can openers, new or lightly used clothing and new undergarments, socks, sweaters, coats, gloves and shoes.

A van, carrying the donated supplies, will leave Camas at 3 p.m., Friday, Nov. 16.