A grass-roots community organization dedicated to providing
goods, services and information to survivors of the Old Fire in the San
Mountain Friends & Neighbors
is an organization that has
mobilized out of concern and compassion for the people in our mountain
communities who have lost homes or businesses. We believe the need is urgent
and immediate for us to help heal the devastation caused by the recent
wildfires. We have no political, religious, social or philosophical
affiliation. Our mission is to come together to help those in our community
whose lives have been so severely impacted by the fires.
We are asking for donations of
new or gently used
clothing, household items, gift certificates, cash or services
which will be distributed directly to the mountain survivors of the Old
Any cash donations received will be used
to purchase gift cards at retailers such as Target, Home Depot and Wal-Mart.
An event to facilitate the
distribution of your generous donations will be held the weekend of November
21 - 23 from 9am-4pm daily at the Lake Arrowhead Community
Presbyterian Church in Lake Arrowhead: 351 S. State Hwy 173 (next to
the fire station, across from 7-11). There will be a donation station
at the church staffed from 10am-2pm on these dates:
Wed. 11/12, Thurs. 11/13, Fri.
11/14, Sat 11/15 (10am-4pm this day), Mon. 11/17, Tues. 11/18, and Wed. 11/19.
Our intention is to
operate without incurring any expenses and give 100% of donations directly to
those in need.
“Operation Provider” has
very graciously agreed to process checks we may receive for this specific
event. Checks should be made payable to "Operation Provider" with a note in the
memo section saying "MFN" to ensure the funds go directly to support our event.
Drop off (call 909-336-6264
for directions) donations of funds or gift cards (in $25 increments)
so that they are received by 11/18 to:
Mountain Friends & Neighbors
P.O. Box 1825
Blue Jay, CA 92317
Donations of clothing and
household items will be collected at the donation station until 11/19.
We greatly need
donations of small
household items (bedding, small appliances, cookware, utensils, etc.).
Volunteers are needed to
collect and sort items on November 20th and to assist recipients at the event on
Friday November 21st through Sunday November 23rd.We welcome your
call for information on volunteering your time, or to arrange for someone to
pick up your donations if you are unable to drop them off. Thank you for your
kindness, your compassion and your generosity.
For Information on Volunteering
For Information on Donations call Aline
For General Information call Midge
FIRE SURVIVORS: THIS
EVENT IS FOR YOU. COME TO LAKE ARROWHEAD COMMUNITY CHURCH ACROSS FROM 7-11, 351
S. STATE HIGHWAY 173, ON FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY NOVEMBER 21, 22 OR 23RD
FROM 9AM – 4PM.
- The event needs or needs to borrow
*Card or round tables (borrowed)
*Clothes racks (borrowed)
10 or so notebooks
A few Bulletin Boards
Box ceiling tape
Boxes used ok
Food for volunteers for as many days as we are opened
Lap top computers
Lots of poster board for signs
Tape masking tape
- High in Demand Items-
Babies - food, formula, toys
Bed linens all sizes, king, Cal king, queen, full, and twin Bikes Blankets
Books for all ages
Cleaning supplies: cleanser, 409 dish soap
Clothes, men, women and children, teens, all sizes, casual, work and
Coats and warm winter clothes like hats and gloves sweaters, scarves
Combs, brushes new
Diapers all sizes
Laundry soap and softener
New underwear and socks
Non perishable food
Over the counter medicines sealed
Paper Pencil sharpeners Pencils, Pens
Place mats Plates Pots, pans
Shampoo tooth brushes and paste
Trash bags all sizes