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Free Lunch and Entertainment in Cobb for Residents Impacted by Valley Fires


Cobb, CA (October 7, 2015) – In coordination with the Cobb Mountain Lions Club, the American Red Cross and Calpine Corporation, there will be a free community event with food trucks, local musicians, a KaBOOM! Imagination Playground, and two jump houses at Black Rock Golf Course, 16451 Golf Road in Cobb on Sunday, October 11, 2015 at noon.

The following four food trucks will be providing a variety of delicious free lunch offerings for up to 1,000 residents.

  • Street Fusion, offering Healthy Vietnamese fusion food, lots of fresh veggies and bright flavors.
  • H Butler BBQ, offering Southern-style BBQ & soul-food favorites like catfish, greens and fruit cobbler
  • Aghas Gyros, offering Middle Eastern favorites like Lamb or Chicken Gyros, and Lamb or Chicken over Rice
  • Fuddruckers, offering specialty hamburgers
  • The event will feature a hootenanny of local musicians who have played together in Cobb for years. Many of them lost their homes to the Valley fire.

    KaBOOM! Imagination playground will be set up on Sunday for local children to enjoy. It is an innovative, loose-parts, playground that engage kids in creative play that is physically challenging and collaborative, fulfilling the needs of the whole child.

    Astrojumps, a local business who was directly affected by the fire, will be providing two jump houses: a smaller jump house for younger children and a large jump house for big kids. Calpine Corporation is sponsoring the jump houses.

    The Valley Fire is the third most destructive fire in California state history, covering more than 76,000 acres and destroying nearly 2,000 structures, including more than 1,200 homes. The difficult recovery from these fires makes this a frustrating and emotionally draining time for everyone involved. Red Cross mental health volunteers are available to help. Red Cross caseworkers are meeting one-on-one with people to create recovery plans, navigate paperwork and locate help from other agencies. Red Cross is distributing food and relief supplies in the impacted neighborhoods to support people as they return home.

    California Wildfires Response by the Numbers:

  • over 118,000 meals and snacks served by Salvation Army, Southern Baptist, community groups, local restaurants and the Red Cross
  • over 58,000 relief items water, snacks, non-perishable meals, and clean-up items such as gloves, buckets, trash bags, sifters, and dust masks
  • over 11,000 overnight stays in community or Red Cross shelters
  • over 9,500 health and mental health contacts
  • over 1,400 cases opened by Red Cross caseworkers to provide individualized recovery support.
  • Where To Find Assistance

    FEMA

    People affected by the Valley, Butte and Rough fires are encourage for register for FEMA assistance by calling 1-800-621-3362 or TTY 1-800-462-7585. Online registration is also available at: www.DisasterAssistance.gov

    Red Cross Information Hotline

    People affected by the Valley, Butte and Rough fires can also (855) 224-2490 to learn about Red Cross services available.

    Butte Fire

    FEMA, Red Cross and many community partners are working to ensure that the right resources and support are provided to those who have been affected by this disaster:

  • FEMA & CalOES Disaster Recovery Center: Calaveras County Government Center, 891 Mountain Ranch Road, San Andreas (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays)
  • Valley Fire

    The Red Cross and many community partners are working to ensure that the right resources and support are provided to those who have been affected by this disaster:

  • FEMA & CalOES Disaster Recovery Center: Middletown Senior Center at 21256 Washington St. in Middletown, (daily 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.)
  • FEMA & CalOES Disaster Recovery Center: Apria Healthcare in the Safeway Shopping Center at 14860 Olympic Drive in Clearlake (8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturdays, and noon to 4 p.m. Sundays)
  • Red Cross Client Assistance Center: Twin Pine Casino, 22223 CA-29, Middletown (daily, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.)
  • About the American Red Cross:

    The American Red Cross shelters, feeds and provides emotional support to victims of disasters; supplies about 40 percent of the nation's blood; teaches skills that save lives; provides international humanitarian aid; and supports military members and their families. The Red Cross is a not-for-profit organization that depends on volunteers and the generosity of the American public to perform its mission. For more information, please visit redcross.org or visit us on Twitter at @RedCross.