In an email sent to California parks last week, the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC) is offering help to campgrounds that are continuing to struggle due to a spate of wildfires in the state.
“Our prayers and thoughts are with all of you as your backyards and RV parks continue to face concerns and challenges during the recent and continuing fires,” said ARVC Foundation officials in an email. “Please know we are here if you need help. The ARVC Foundation has a Disaster Relief Fund in the event your park needs assistance from recent devastation.
“The Disaster Relief Fund depends solely on the generosity of our member parks,” the email continued. “In the event you can assist your California neighbors, please consider a gift to the Disaster Relief Fund. Please reach out to Barb Youmans, senior director of eduction at ARVC, at [email protected] or Lisa Maurer, education coordinator, at [email protected] for support.”
If you have a need for assistance please contact ARVC. You can also make a tax-deductible donation to the ARVC Foundation. To learn more about the ARVC Foundation and to donate towards the fund click here.
By Tuesday (Dec. 19), the Thomas Fire, the largest of a number of wildfires that have battered California in December, had charred 272,000 acres of land across Ventura and Santa Barbara counties, making it the second-largest wildfire in modern California history, according to the L.A. Times.
The Ventura Ranch KOA Holiday in Santa Paula, Calif., reported last week that it had lost 16 structures due to the Thomas Fire, including its camp store, registration, maintenance and storage buildings, and several deluxe cabins.
On Monday, state officials said the fire could burn through early January.