Our home, building and animals survived the fire that destroyed Berry Creek, CA. The fire did burn 1/2 of our property, so we have lost pasture and forest. We do have a lot of clean-up work ahead (ash and smoke damage, property destruction from containment lines bulldozed through, etc.) but our primary loss is water.
Our water, the very core of everything David and I do at here has been destroyed by fire. This is fatal to not only us, but to other families and an entire riparian ecosystem here in Berry Creek, CA.
Please help us rebuild. You can donate to the clean-up and rebuild effort of Berry Creek Water Users — via this link: https://givebutter.com/BerryCreekWaterUsers
You can donate directly, or you can join our team of fundraisers to share this campaign with your own social media contacts and friends.
As for the fire … it is not out yet, but is approaching 50% containment. We still cannot come and go for errands and critical supplies — Hwy 162 is closed at the intersection of Simmons Road and CA Hwy 162 on the eastern edge of Lake Oroville. A return to utility power is weeks, maybe months, away.
Thank you for your care, concern and help.
With heartfelt thanks,
Neil and David