By NCC Communication Department
Many people have provided help for those impacted by the recent fires in the Northern California Conference (NCC) territory.
- Established just before the fires began last September, the NCC Disaster Relief Fund has filled an important need. “A special thank you to all our compassionate donors, who have given just over $20,000,” said Laurie Trujillo, director of communication and development. “As a result, in collaboration with local pastors, 99 families connected to an Adventist church received direct assistance during the first 12 days following the recent fires.”
- NCC Adventist Community Services has been providing cash support to churches in the communities impacted by the fires.
- NCC churches came together to help evacuees. When Willie Johnson, African American ministries coordinator/urban ministries director, contacted Valley Community church deacon and ACS leader Darrell Johnson and Fairfield Community church head deacon and ACS leader Patrick Siverand, they gladly agreed to prepare and sort clothes for Napa-area evacuees. They delivered bags of clothes, sorted by size and gender, to the Napa Spanish church, which hosted a drive-through clothing giveaway for the county.