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Posted on: October 16, 2017

After serving 50 people, Canyon Fire 2 assistance center now closed


ANAHEIM, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2017) — A community assistance center for those impacted by Canyon Fire 2 helped 50 people access services as part of the first steps of recovery and now has closed.

After seeing the demand for help decrease after Friday and Saturday, the center finished work at noon Monday.

The move marks a positive step in the Canyon Fire 2 recovery process as those impacted have moved on to the secondary steps of recovery.

For those still in need of resources, a list of phone numbers and websites is available here. Copies of the list will also be available at the front counter of the East Anaheim Gymnasium, which had hosted the assistance center. The gym is at 8165 E. Santa Ana Canyon Road, Anaheim.

The assistance center served 31 households (families or others living at the same address) and a total 50 people.

The center served as a one-stop shop for residents from any city or area affected by the fire and included representatives from 18 agencies and other service providers who offered one-on-one help with the first steps of the recovery.

The assistance center was a joint effort by the city of Anaheim, city of Orange, the county of Orange and the American Red Cross, in partnership with other local and state agencies and private service providers.

Many in the community have reached out about donating to those affected by the fire, as well as our first responders. At this time, no physical donation needs have been identified.

Monetary donations for those whose homes were destroyed or damaged are being accepted by the Anaheim Community Foundation.

To donate, visit Checks made payable to Anaheim Community Foundation can be sent to Anaheim Community Foundation, 200 S. Anaheim Blvd., No. 433, Anaheim, CA 92805.

If you still want to donate items, contact Eastside Christian Church at

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