In July 2018, the Carr wildfire swept through Shasta County in Northern California destroying more than 1,000 homes, killing eight people and consuming over 220,000 acres of land. The Carr Fire is California’s sixth most destructive blaze in state history.
Many residents of Shasta County lost everything during the blaze and are facing a long road of recovery and rebuilding. Through Stars of HOPE, you can help lift the spirits of the devastated communities through messages of hope and the healing power of kindness.
We’ve seen the positive impacts that Stars of HOPE can bring to areas devastated by natural disasters, like the Sonoma wine country of California. Families who have lost everything in wildfires feel a ray of hope when they see a brightly painted Star of HOPE… a stark contrast to the blackened landscape left by the devouring fires.
Here are some ways you can help Northern California recover with Stars of HOPE:
- Paint Stars of HOPE: You can help from home by painting stars with messages of hope and healing and sending them to survivors. Order a Box of HOPE to get started. Once you have painted your stars, you can send them to our Hope Bank near Redding, CA where they will be delivered to the affected communities.
- Donate to Stars of HOPE: After a natural disaster, our team deploys to devastated areas to bring Stars of Hope to survivors. Seeing Stars of HOPE and the words of encouragement and hope from others help survivors feel like they are not alone during their recovery. Donate Now.
Where do I send my Stars of HOPE after I have painted them for Northern California?
Hope Bank for Northern California Wildfires
c/o Donna Dykes
18450 Quailridge Road
Cottonwood, CA 96022