Press Release


Friends of Rail Road Flat School Transition their Efforts in The Butte Fire Recovery

Now six months after the fire The Friends of Rail Road Flat School which is a local grass roots non-profit group under the auspices of Blue Mountain Community Renewal Council is still hard at work meeting the needs of Fire Survivors. Currently we are transitioning our method of outreach slightly. We are moving from weekly donation truck visits to meeting individual needs on a case to case basis. Thanks to grant funding from The Calaveras Community Foundation, the hard work and volunteer effort of Casey Cleland, and Mid State Container Sales we have purchased and set up a donation cargo container. We will continue gathering and distributing supplies to fire survivors who contact one of our volunteers with needs.

Any fire survivors in need can contact one of our members via phone of email and fill out a needs form to get assistance.  The Calaveras Recovers and CCAR Volunteers can also put fire survivors in touch with our team. We will gather what we can and arrange meeting up with individual or deliver items to them. Needs of fire survivors are constantly evolving with their living arrangements and status of their property. We are committed to the recovery of our community and hope to ease the burden as much as we can for all trying to reclaim their lives and re build.  

We continue to receive generous donations allowing us to continue helping folks in need. The various sources of donations are far too numerous to mention and remember, so if some are forgotten please forgive and let us know. Many of these folks and organizations rallied to help out fire victims. Some with specific wish lists, some with cash donations, some with gift cards, some with items off our amazon wish list. We absolutely could not do what we are doing without each and every one of you! In no particular order- thank you for your support! This list is the most current list of donations, previous groups of donors have been acknowledged in prior press releases and on our website.  Donald and Roberta Hoffman, Sunset Automotive, David Steitz, Floy Goulart, Martin Nedom, Bonnie and Daniel Danielson, Hugh and Shirley Metcalf, His Kitchen/Sierra Bible Church, Calaveras Community Foundation, Mark and Linda Jacobsen, Shirley Huberty, Janice Goranson, Mike Falvey, All Seasons Topsoil and Compost, Jackson Lions Club, Casey Cleland, Mid State Container Sales, Members of The West Point VFW, Carol Emerson, Duane Casita, and Heart of Gold Café.

Our most recent generous grant award comes from The Calaveras Community Foundation. This is the third grant that CCF has awarded to FORRFS for Butte Fire Recovery. This current grant will provide Fencing Packages of T-Posts, Field Fence and Lodge Poles to Fire Survivors. These Fire Survivors must be currently living in the Burn Zone, Rebuilding and using the fencing for Livestock and/or a Vegetable & Fruit Garden. Folks Interested in a fencing package can contact Rochelle Sweet as listed below. Check out CCF and the amazing work they have done to help our community recover from the Butte Fire

If while reading this you are currently in need of assistance or know of someone who is please let us know if we can help you in any way. Rochelle  or Holly (916)477-8125

If you would like to donate to Local Butte Fire Victims through Friends of Rail Road Flat School  501c3 under the auspices of BMCRC.    Please contact Autumn Andahl   or Rochelle Sweet (209)256-7587  

PO Box 223 Rail Road Flat, Ca. 95248

We have a current Amazon Wish List and Pay Pal Account.

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Thank you,
Autumn Andahl & The FORRFS Butte Fire Relief Team 

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