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.
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:
Where To Find Assistance
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.
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:
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:
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.