At least 63 are now dead from a Northern California wildfire, and officials say they have a missing persons list with 631 names on it in an ever-evolving accounting of the missing after the nation's deadliest wildfire in a century.
The high number of missing people probably includes some who fled the blaze and didn't realize they had been reported missing, Butte County Sheriff Kory Honea said. He added that he was making the list public so people could see if they were on it and let authorities know they were safe.
"The chaos that we were dealing with was extraordinary," Honea said of the early crisis hours last week. "Now we're trying to go back out and make sure that we're accounting for everyone."
Some 52,000 people were displaced to shelters, the homes of friends and relatives, to motels — and to a Walmart parking lot and an adjacent field in Chico, a dozen miles away from the ashes.
CALVARY CHAPEL OROVILLE AND CALVARY CHAPEL CHICO ARE ACCEPTING DONATIONS FOR THE RELIEF EFFORT.
The community of Paradise CA was literally burned to the ground, thousands have been left homeless and the fire is only about 30% contained. Most people need food, gas, clothing and housing. We continue to pray for those needs and especially temporary housing.
2Corinthians 5:1 For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.
Last year California recorded its worse fire year in history, as of this evening - in just four (4) days, 2018 has become the most devastating year of fire in California's history again. At this hour 25 people are dead and 100's are missing. At a burn rate of 80 football fields per minute (80) - that is 90 acres in 60 seconds -, there is no way to outrun the flames and the lack of oxygen and the intense heat has been fatal. the loss of horses, cattle and wildlife is staggering. Please pray for California and pray for the relief efforts that will be needed in the days and weeks ahead. Also that this terrible, ongoing disaster might cause people to turn to our only hope - Jesus Christ.
The Lord continues to meet the needs of those suffering and hurting in Florida and in the Carolinas. Still opportunities to serve and to send teams.
Deployment to Panama City Beach, Florida
We have established a base of operations in
Panama City Beach, Florida.
We are coming alongside
CC Panama City Beach
Pastor Anthony Noble
Primarily We need teams to serve
and deliver food with Mercy Chefs,
and chain saw/tarp teams.
We have lodging and meals.
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Please pray for this deployment and the residents in the effected areas.
Calvary Chapel La Habra sending out a team to assess the need in Panama City. Also Mercy Chefs on the ground providing meals.
Check out our video update CalvaryDisasterRelief.org It’s so amazing how Gods creative beauty at sunrise and sunset can be bookends to such disaster and human difficulty. Of this I’m sure His Mercy is new everyday!!! God is our hope!
Much love! Pastor Jim
Update on Myrtle Beach CalvaryChapelRelief.org We unloaded our first semi of relief supplies today in the donated warehouse space. We are ready for Teams to start coming to the area to serve. God is good!!! Pastor Jim Stewart CC Kansas City, MO.
Calvary Disaster Relief has setup a disaster relief fund for you to do just that. Click the donate button below. 100% of all donations will go to Calvary Disaster Relief response efforts. Thank you so much for your prayer and support.