A place where people can request help, volunteer, and donate in the wake of the 2024 wildfires

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conniekidz from Rachel NV Kid Council Inc.
1 month ago

We are a 501c3 nonprofit run by professional psychiatrists and pediatric therapists offering free trauma-informed, play-based therapy to children 12 or under after natural disasters.

There will be counselors offering child therapy in a welcoming, play-focused environment at the community room of the Islamic Center of Lincoln County tomorrow at 302 Main St. (Tuesday the 3rd) and subsequent Tuesdays from 2:30pm to 4:30pm. We will provide snacks and art supplies. Parents are requested to stay with their children and encouraged to take part in art projects.

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TristanW from Jemma's Long Haulers
1 month ago

Given the bad air quality forecast for the region in the next week, we plan to distribute N95 masks to senior homes and nursing facilities throughout the county. We have a lot of volunteers who do not drive but would like to help distribute masks. Seeking volunteers with cars who can drive our members to these facilities to drop off masks this coming Tuesday. Morning or evening. Please let us know if you can help, need a valid driver's license and need to be willing to wear an N95 mask in the car throughout the drive yourself.

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maxfires from Rachel NV Volunteer Fire Department
1 month ago

We have a number of residents with COPD who need help procuring air purifiers for their homes. The fire department has started a drive to collect donated air purifiers and distribute them to households that need them. You can drop off new or gently used air purifiers at the fire house. If you bring one, we will let you sit in the drivers seat of the fire engine (if it is not out on a call) and take your picture as a token of thanks! Please help us help our neighbors breathe easy.

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nhc_church from New Horizons Congregational Church
1 month ago

The New Horizons Congregational Church is distributing bottled water for families still under the boil order. We are also making hot meals in our kitchen. Come by for a hot lunch or dinner between noon and 6pm. Volunteer laborers are also welcome to enjoy the hot meals, in addition to displace and affected families. No pets please indoors because of allergies and food prep concerns.

If you can donate sandwich bread, items for salads, or spaghetti sauce, those are items that run out fast in our kitchen. Please bring them to the entrance and stay for a hot coffee!

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BethLanscombe from Lincoln County Community Foundation
1 month ago

The Lincoln County Community Foundation has established a community wildfire fund. Families affected by the fires can go to https://area51wildfires.com and fill out the application form to receive up to a $4,000 grant from the foundation. To prove eligibility families must show a permanent address within the evacuation zone.

If you are able to donate to the wildfire fund you can also head to the same website and use the donate button there.

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Volunteers needed at shelter

Request for Volunteers
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nicole-redcroiss from American Red Croissant
1 month ago

We are seeking about 10-15 volunteers to help cook simple meals, clean the sleeping areas, and direct traffic in the parking lot. We hope to have regular volunteers between 2-6pm each night for the next week. Please sign up to volunteer using the button below and we will contact you and schedule shifts. If you have an active medical license (nurse, physician) please sign up as a regular volunteer using the "I want to volunteer" button above and let us know your qualifications. We need volunteer medical staff available to answer questions and triage newcomers to local facilities as needed. Lots of breathing concerns because of the air quality and the shelter is not equipped to handle it.

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nicole-redcroiss from American Red Croissant
1 month ago

We have opened a shelter at the combined Jr-Sr high school, just north of the gas station.

Residents: You can pick up hygiene and meal kits in the parking lot at the main entrance of the school and take them with you if you are staying in the area and don't need shelter. For those who would like to stay in the shelter, we can't accept pets. Please contact Animal Control Officer Melissa Alvarado at 614-338-9210 to see if there is room in the municipal shelter for any pets.

The shelter will open today at 3pm and stay open through next Friday at least.

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RecoversAdmin
1 month ago

We have started this new platform to organize people and activities in the aftermath of the 2024 wildfires that swept through Area 51. The fire displayed otherworldly behavior and sent unidentified debris flying high in the sky.

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