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Eugene family starts donation drive to help wildfire victims

Christian Oliver and his two children are trying to show their support those affected by the fires in California.

Posted: Aug 6, 2018 6:48 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. -- The deadly fire in Redding has communities banding together, and not just in California but in Oregon too people are doing their part to help the people affected by the Carr Fire.

Christian Oliver and his two children are trying to show their support those affected by the fires in California. Oliver said they have a lot family and friends down there who have been forced out of their homes, leaving all their belongings.

He said over the past week, they have been reaching out to local businesses in hopes of making a difference.

"We didn't just want to sit around and watch the families endure what they've been enduring down in California,” Oliver said. “So, we started cold calling businesses essentially and knocking on doors to get the community involved and getting donations and fire relief down to the victims of the fires."

He said all the Les Schwabs in Eugene and Springfield have agreed to be donation drop-off sites and Coburg Storage has agreed to help as well.

Oliver said their biggest need right now is non-perishable foods, water, towels, blankets and diapers.

Oliver said the full list of items they are in need of include: non-perishable food, hot dogs, hamburgers, buns, bread, peanut butter, jelly, individual snacks, water, Capri Suns, soda, juice, eggs, toiletries, hygiene products, shampoo, conditioner, hand sanitizer, deodorant, eye masks, Chapstick, Fixodent, earplugs, diapers, baby formula, baby bottles, baby items, baby wipes, towels, paper towels, toilet paper, laundry soap, paper plates, napkins, tents, cots, air mattresses, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, clothes, socks, underwear, flashlights, and size D batteries.

He said they are in need of more volunteers and resources to transport the donations.

To get involved you can email Oliver at dizzleman1984@gmail.com or message him on his Facebook -- Christian Oliver.

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