Community Member

Connectin Dotz

Concow, California

Connectin Dotz, a California non-profit founded in 2018, provides direct assistance in times of crisis by collaborating with private donors, agencies, and organizations, to ensure funds make it directly to those in need. Connectin Dotz serves communities affected by natural disasters such as wildfires, storms, and power outages, making a difference in people’s lives. When the Camp Fire broke out in November 2018, they arrived from the Bay Area with a truck full of goods shortly after the fire broke out, helping to create a makeshift evacuation center in a Walmart parking lot. Connectin Dotz has hosted propane tank giveaways as well as supported food banks and distributed home goods, pet supplies and clothing. They have also distributed funds for hotel rooms and food for hundreds of people when power was knocked out for 200,000 people in Portland, Oregon. This work is a testament to the power of community and compassion.

Volunteers rally together to collect donations for communities impacted by wildfires, storms, and power outages.

Large swaths of the West Coast have been consumed by wildfires in recent years. Global heating continues to increase ecological damage and leave people homeless with nothing. Connectin Dotz, a community group of volunteers, acquired and delivered private donations of food and clothes, coordinated delivery of portable toilets, and arranged the use of showers for a large group of evacuees while the Camp Fire erased 95% of Concow and Paradise, CA in 2018. They continue giving, including $60,000 worth of donated goods and money in the last two months of 2022. In addition to distributing necessities during disasters in California and Oregon, the group uses its Facebook page to post emergency phone numbers, reminders of neighborhood cleanups, and invitations to holiday celebrations. They also tell readers where and when they can pick up propane, pet food and supplies, clothing, furniture, personal health items, COVID tests, letters from Santa, and of course food. Good neighbors indeed.

Captain Jack Sparrow keeping an eye on the goods.

For more information:

Rain adds new complications to Camp Fire recovery – Enterprise-Record, November 2018

Fire refugees camp in Walmart parking lot amid uncertainty –, November 2018

UPDATE: Camp Fire evacuees told to leave Walmart refuge as weather worsens – Record Searchlight, November 2018

Families Left Homeless By California’s Deadliest Wildfire Are Now Living In A Walmart Parking Lot – Buzzfeed News, November 2018

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