What: Free assistance to Washoe County fire victims from the California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief Volunteers
When: Tuesday, February 7 at 4 p.m. or Wednesday, February 8 at 9 a.m.
Where: Regional Emergency Operations Center, 5195 Spectrum Blvd, Reno
Who: California Southern Baptist Disaster Relief volunteers are offering free clean-up and debris removal for Washoe Fire disaster victims. They are in the area to meet with citizens today and tomorrow (February 7-8, 2012). The all volunteer group has also brought aid to people affected by the last two major California earthquakes and wildfires.
Additional Information: The Southern Baptist Convention is a member of the local Volunteer Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD). This group meets quarterly at the Washoe County Regional Emergency Operations Center (REOC) to plan for disaster response. Following the Washoe Drive fire, this group contacted the Washoe County Office of Emergency Management and Homeland Security to offer recovery assistance to Washoe County Citizens. They are offering free assistance to Washoe Drive Fire victims. The Southern Baptists Disaster Relief group will clean up and "mud-out" destroyed or damaged homes. They will be in the area today and tomorrow (February 7-8, 2012) to meet with fire victims, and plan to return to do the work the week of February 21-24, 2012. Members from the group come from many states, including California and served in New York City and Washington, DC following the terrorist attacks and the hurricane ravaged areas of the Gulf. Contact Chuck Clayton at (209) 206-1236 with the California Southern Baptist Relief or Washoe County Emergency Manager Aaron Kenneston at 337-5898.