Project Paradise

The Camp Fire in Northern California is the state’s most destructive blaze in recent history. We are saddened by the loss of many lives and the number of people still unaccounted for. Tragically, the Paradise Seventh-day Adventist Church burned down, and many Adventists, including pastors, are among those left homeless.

Your immediate help is needed.

Right now, Barbara Ralls, our Community Services Leader is asking for gift cards. Her contact in Chico, who is coordinating housing for our teachers, said they already have too many clothing items, etc.. What people need are gift cards. Gifts cards from Walmart, Target, Safeway, WinCo, Raley’s, Trader Joes, and Grocery Outlet would be ideal. Anything from $25 to $250 would be terrific. Please give more if you can.

Please bring your gift cards to the church office or mail them to 6045 Camellia Avenue, Sacramento, CA 95819.

Barbara’s contact also told her that another large need is for that of campers and RV’s. Adventist teachers are currently in cramped and closed quarters. If you have something similar you can lend for 1, 2 or 3 months to help a family out, that would be terrific. Please call Barbara at (916) 880-0164.

You can also directly donate to Project Paradise where all proceeds will go toward helping those displaced by the fires.

Many of us would love to go and help, but we can’t. But perhaps we can help in the ways already mentioned above. Let’s see if we can truly make a difference and do unto others what we would have them do unto us if in a similar situation.



  1. Cristina and Adriana Olari were affected by the fire. Adriana lived in Paradise and her apartment burned. How would I know the money I would like to donate will be given to them ??? Cristina and Adriana may not be members at our church but they visit quite often. They spent time with Elaine in tape ministry. Please let me know. Thank you Dina .

    • We’re really sorry to hear this Dina. If you want your gift to help them directly, it might be best you do so yourself, as the gifts given, which will bring relief to many, may not help your friends directly. It’s just hard to know. We’re sorry about that.

  2. I have room in my house for 2 pe0ple in Greeneville Tenn if anyone needs a place and is willing to travel.My name is Nancy Adams number 423 552 7187

  3. Hello
    What is last day you be collect the gift cards .Can bring the gift card to church on sat .
    Thank you
    Brad the camera Man.

  4. Hi Everyone,

    If no one knows where to find services for folks that are victims of the fire…Remember Cal OES, 211, Sac Loaves & Fishes, Cal DHHS, Sac County, etc…Remember to sign up for Medi-cal and if you have a family then you can sign up for Welfare, along with food stamps.

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