The Camp Fire, one of the deadliest and most destructive fires in California history, has devastated over 100,000 acres in Butte County, and destroyed the town of Paradise.
Bishop Minerva Carcano’s message on November 10 provided updates about the fire status and the United Methodist Church’s relief efforts from Sonja Edd-Bennett, our Director of Disaster Response Ministry. In addition to working with state agencies, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and other agencies, Sonja is working with UMCOR to request a grant for immediate support of impacted churches and communities. Bishop Carcano is also in conversation with Bishop Mark W. Holmerud of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America, about how together to respond to the destruction in Paradise.
Bishop Carcano writes, “Let us pray for God’s mercy and compassionate care for those suffering because of this fire, and let us be the people of God, the disciples of Jesus Christ in this hour.
Donate to California-Nevada Conference disaster relief fund: Immediate relief for victims of wildfires, and preparation to meet needs in case of future disasters. 100% of contributions go to relief.
- Donate to Conference disaster relief fund now here
- To donate by check: Make checks payable to “California-Nevada Annual Conference,” and write “CN Disaster Response” in the memo line. Mail checks to: California-Nevada Conference Center, P.O. Box 980250, West Sacramento, CA 95798-0250.
Donate to United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR): 100% of contributions go to relief.
- Donate to UMCOR now here
- Learn more about UMCOR’s current disaster response to wildfires in California