Caldor fire survivors donated homemade quilts to people across the country

ALLOWS THE CITY TO EXCEED CERTAIN LAWS AND BUREAUCRATIC BARRIERS. FILTER SENT THROUGH THE CALDOR FIRE NATIOASN GIFTS. THE FAMILIES CHOSEN A NEW FAMILY MEMORY TO LOVE. >> THERE IS A LOT OF LOVE. >> COLORFUL AND ORNATE. THOUSANDS OF STITCH POINTS LATER, SQUILTS ARE IN THE HANDS OF PEOPLE LIKE KELLANY D HER SON CALVIN. >> WE HAVE RECEIVED SOME QUILTS FROM GRAND PARENTS AND GRAND MOMS AND THEY LOSE THEY IN THE FIRE. >> THEIR FAMILIES ARE CALDOR FIRE SURVIVORS. >> WE DIDN’T KNOW FOR A FEW DAYS IF OUR HOUSE KNOWS – DID IT OR NOT. WE LTO EVERYTHING. >> FINALLY IN A RENLTA HOUSE, THEY HAVE A NEW MEMORY. >> I WANTED TO BE PRESERVED AS WELL AS HE C, ONE AND MAYBE PASS IT ON TO, MAYBE, IF I EVER HAVE CHILDREN, SO THEY CAN GET MEMORIES FROM ME. >> THESE ARE SOME OF HUNDREDS OF DUVETS SENT FROM ALL OVER THE COUNTRY. >> EVERYBODY HAS HEARD OF TERRIBLE FIRES. >> GIFTS TO THOUSANDS HO WA ALL LOST. >> I LEIK THIS ONE. >> EACH PERSON CHOOSES HIS FAVORITE. >> HAD A LITTLE COTTAGE MY YOUNGEST DAUGHTER RENTED, ED AND WE LOVED IT, IAS W WAS GOING NOL AND IT WAS TBEO PERFECT. A LITTLE CHRISTMAS HOUSE. >> SHE SAID SHE HELPED HER FRIEND IN CAUGHTING THE DISH – DIEXI FIRE, THEN WEEKS LATER CALDOR TAKEN HS.ER >> IT’S ALMOST ACCUMULATING, IT’S ALMOST LIKE I WILL WAKE UP AND HAVE MY LITTLE HOME IN MY BUSINESS. >> SHE SAID IT WAS THE FIRST HOUSE SHE PURCHASED ONLY. >> I AM REALLY, REALLY SURPASSED BY THESE WOMEN AND JUST THE COMMUNITY, THE SUPPORT. >> HIS RELATIVES HAVE HAD THIS PICTURE OF HIS LITTLE SKI AS A CHALET. SOMETHING SHE SAYS GIVES HER HOPE SHE WILL FIND ANOTHER PLACE SHE CANALL C HER O.WN >> SO ONE DAY WHEN I HAVE ANOTHER HOUSE, I WILL RISE IT AND GET THIS >> I L ‘LIKE, NEW N BEGINS. >> RIGHT. WALTER: IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO DONATE A DUVET, WE HAVE A LINK

Caldor fire survivors receive homemade quilts from people across the country

Hand-sewn, hundreds of quilts are sent to a Placerville quilt store and then given to every survivor of the Caldor fire. difficult for them to get through the door. But by the time they left they were snuggling up in their quilts and smiling and hugging us, ”said Janet Barnard, the organizer of Caldor Quilts. Barnard helped organize a group called Caldor Quilts, which provide free quilts to the thousands of people who have lost everything. “Everyone has heard of the terrible fires and the quilters love to help,” Barnard said. Organizers say quilts have been made locally and across the United States, and are literally arriving from full trucks. “We had a few great-grandparents and grandmothers quilts, and they all got lost in the fire,” said Kelly Disalvi, as she and her son chose their own quilts. Their family lived in Grizzly Flats, and she said they had a few moments to evacuate before the blaze reached their mountain. Disalvi’s teenage son Calvin, while choosing a quilt, explained that he hoped to keep his new quilt and pass it on to his own children. Caldor Quilts donated over 200 quilts to survivors. “I’m really, really overwhelmed with these women and just the community, the support,” said fellow survivor Debi Goedeck while selecting her new quilt. Challenges facing Caldor’s many survivors are many, including the sacristy of rental housing in their neighborhood. Caldor Quilts said it was important that they provide options for survivors to empower them to choose something for themselves. If you would like to make and gift a Quilt to a Caldor Survivor, send an email to [email protected]

Hand-sewn, hundreds of quilts are sent to a Placerville quilt store and then given to every Caldor Fire survivor.

“Our first giveaway, we had people who walked in just in shock. They didn’t know what to expect, it was even hard for them to get through the door. But by the time they left they were snuggled up in their quilts and smiling and hugging us, ”said Janet Barnard, the organizer of Caldor Quilts.

Barnard helped organize a group called Caldor Quilts, which provides free quilts to the thousands of people who have lost everything.

“Everyone has heard of the terrible fires and the quilters love to help,” Barnard said.

Organizers say quilts were made both locally and across the United States and arrived by truck.

“We had a few great-grandparents and grandmothers quilts, and they all got lost in the fire,” said Kelly Disalvi, as she and her son chose their own quilts. Their family lived in Grizzly Flats, and she said they had a few moments to evacuate before the blaze reached their mountain.

Disalvi’s teenage son Calvin, while choosing a quilt, explained that he hopes to keep his new quilt and one day pass it on to his own children.

Caldor Quilts donated over 200 quilts to survivors.

“I’m really, really overwhelmed by these women and just the community, the support,” said fellow survivor Debi Goedeck, while selecting her new quilt.

The challenges facing the many survivors of Caldor are many, including the sacristy of rental housing in their area. Caldor Quilts said it was important that they provide options for survivors to empower them to choose something for themselves.

If you would like to make and gift a Quilt to a Caldor Survivor, send an email to [email protected]

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