Butte Fire Senior Support

09.14.2015

ButteFire1.jpgCommon Ground Senior Services has been actively placing frail older adults and disabled individuals who have been evacuated from their homes due to the Butte Fire. Most have been placed in local hotels. Additionally, the Agency has been assisting these individuals with food, medical supplies, medications and other needed items.

If you have a friend or family member that is in need, please contact us, especially those over the age of 60 who have lost their homes.

The Agency is now taking donations to help older adults who have lost their homes by helping to house elders until they can get their lives back on track. Many of these folks are some of the poorest of the poor and many are without insurance.

Donations may be made here on our website by clicking the button below, or dropped off at the following locations:

Jackson Office
229 New York Ranch Road
Jackson, CA 95642
(209) 223-3015

Calaveras Office
130 E St. Charles Street
San Andreas CA 95249
(209) 498-2246

 


 

 

Your Donation Helps

 

More than Just a Meal

Common Ground Senior Services operates with a small staff and is largely supported by more than 50 dedicated volunteers who provide over 500 hours of work each month. This helps keep administrative costs down and ensures that the majority of your donation goes directly to the preparation, delivery and service of the meals themselves.

 

While volunteers’ time and skills are a large part of our operations, we cannot do this with volunteers alone. We need financial resources to provide volunteers with the supplies and tools necessary for them to complete their work, as well as to help coordinate their service through the office. Your donation directly impacts our ability to provide services to seniors and to provide resources to our dedicated volunteers

 

  • Provide seniors with 1/3 of the Daily Recommended Intake of calories, protein, vitamins and minerals, 5 days per week, 250-days a year;
  • Prepare, deliver and serves over 3000 meals to seniors per week;
  • Improve the livelihood and health of seniors through balanced nutrition and nutrition education;
  • Reduce the isolation and loneliness of homebound seniors;
  • Engage mobile seniors in social settings and community activities;
  • Avoid the premature institutionalization of seniors who cannot prepare their own meals;
  • Help seniors maintain their independence and dignity by assisting them with safely aging-in-place

 

 

 

 

Receiving a home delivered meal or dining at one of our dining sites, you are encouraged to make a donation.