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9-23-15 Adventist Health employees hit hard by Butte/Valley, Calif. Fires
The Valley Fire has burned close to 70,000 acres in just the first five days alone, and is only 35% contained. As of Thursday, it has destroyed more than 585 homes and hundreds of other structures. It is anticipated that these numbers will continue to grow in the coming days.
These are catastrophic events that have hit Adventist Health’s workforce very hard. An estimated 230 employees have been displaced and approximately 65 have lost their homes. It is anticipated that these numbers will continue to grow in the coming days.
The good news is that there has been an outpouring of support from every corner of our health system and the communities. (For instance, Adventist Health’s Roseville employees are being incentivized to contribute with a match for all funds raised by COB on Friday. JLL is also matching donations by its employees.)
St. Helena Hospital’s foundation is handling contributions for all sites. Go to: www.shhfoundation.org. Click on “Make a Gift” (an orange box presently) and select “AH employee fire relief fund.”
None of the Adventist Health structures have been damaged by the fires.