Our Response to Camp Fire Includes Relief Effort

Smoke from Camp Fire, as seen from helicopter
The Camp Fire as seen Thursday (Nov. 8) from Cal Fire helicopter.

Chancellor Gary S. May issued the following message this evening (Nov. 9):


To the UC Davis Community:

We are following the Camp Fire in Butte County with concern for all who have been impacted or whose loved ones, including animals, have been injured, displaced or lost. The UC Davis Fire Department, Medical Center and Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital have been responding and providing assistance. We will continue to offer support by activating all of the experts and expertise at our disposal. 

Our Fire Department, besides sending a fire engine and crew to the wildfire, is also launching a relief effort. The list of what’s needed includes face masks and personal hygiene items, baby products (and toys), and gift cards for food, as well as new or lightly used items like warm clothing and socks and shoes, and blankets and pillows. And food for pets, too.  All this to help meet the critical needs of people and animals in the fire zone — some of whom have lost everything. The drop-off spot is the campus fire station on Kleiber Hall Drive, and the deadline is 7 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 14. Please click here for all the details.

Meanwhile, if you are a student who needs assistance, please contact Student Health and Counseling Services. We have a resource for employees, too: the Academic and Staff Assistance Program (ASAP).

Our community is here for you. Please be safe. 

Gary S. May

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Dave Jones, 530-752-6556, dljones@ucdavis.edu

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