MARIPOSA COUNTY–On July 22, 2022, The Oak Fire started on Carstens Road and Highway 140 in Midpines. In just 2 weeks the fire has destroyed 127 homes and burned more than 19,000 acres. From the beginning, the Mariposa Community has been #MariposaStrong. Now they are opening a Distribution Center to help those who need it most.
Mariposa Safe Families, New Life Christian Fellowship (NLCF), and Eastern Madera-Mariposa Counties VOAD have partnered up to open a Distribution Center to provide practical assistance (“clothing and household items”) to those impacted by the Oak Fire Incident including survivors who experienced Total Loss (TL) or Smoke Damage (SD).
New Life Christian Fellowship is not new to providing disaster relief. In 2017, after the Detwiler Fire ravaged the Mariposa community, a relief center was opened in their gymnasium and ultimately provided help to over 600 people including working directly with most of the families who lost their homes at the time.
The Oak Fire Distribution Center
▪️Open to the public 1 pm-7 pm Monday thru Friday starting Aug. 10th.
▪️The operation of the Distribution Center will run through August 31st.
▪️Vetted survivors impacted by the fire will acquire a voucher from Mariposa Safe Families and will bring that voucher to NLCF. Vouchers are available M-F from 9 am-4:30 pm at their office 5070 Bullion Street in Mariposa.
▪️Clothes, toiletries, food, essentials of the like, etc. will be available.
▪️ New Life Christian Fellowship 5089 Cole Road in Bootjack.
If you would like to donate, items need to be new or gently used.
Items being accepted at this time are new clothing, hygiene products, towels & linens, non-perishable food, and small kitchen and household items.
Donations will only be accepted/received during hours of operation (1:00 pm-7:00 pm) and no after-hours drop-offs.