The Camp Fire took less than 24 hours to devastate the Butte County communities of Paradise, Concow and Magalia. It will take years to recover. The Butte Strong Fund will be a catalyst to start the rebuilding process. The fire on Nov. 8, 2018, quickly became the most destructive wildfire in state history. It killed 85 people, displaced tens of thousands and destroyed nearly 19,000 homes, businesses and other buildings. The response from the community and around the country was rapid, with thou
Six months ago, the Camp Fire ravaged Butte County, destroying tens of thousands of homes and businesses, and displacing tens of thousands of people. Most tragically, 85 people lost their lives. The healing and recovery needs are massive based on the levels of trauma and tragedy inflicted. There are no quick fixes for recovery. To rebuild fully, communities will need to access additional financial support for not just months, but years.
It took just one day for the Camp Fire to become the deadliest and most destructive fire in California history. It took less than one day for the North Valley Community Foundation to transform into a disaster relief organization to help our devastated communities. It quickly became obvious that it would take years to recover, with losses estimated in the billions. Even during the initial relief efforts, the NVCF was also focused on the greater and more expensive task of long-term recovery.