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RVillage Cares is a special group on RVillage for people who wish to help in some way with disaster relief efforts. Whether you know of volunteer opportunities to support clean-up ... see more

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  • Curtis
    Curtis:
    September 7, 2017If you haven't done so yet, please grab your "RVILLAGE CARES" badge by going to your edit profile page here: www.rvillage.com/members/edit/profile and then checking it under the clubs area. (right there with the FMCA ,Escapees etc list). Solidarit...  more
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  • beyondskp
    beyondskp :
    January 28RVillage Cares member Gone_Feral was found dead in her rig tonight. I need your help to help her only son. I need two things: 1) I'm a vandweller, the rig is a fifth wheel with a silverado 4x4 pickup. I need a driver who can hook them up, and drive the...  more
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      Mike and Donna Wagner January 28 Would there be any way to know if there is a Boondockers Welcome in the Tucson area where the rig could be stored?  If she was a member of FMCA that would solve the problem of transporting the rig - do you happen to know if she was a member?
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      • beyondskp
        Walt & Lesley January 28 There are 6 boondockers host in the Tucson area. Contact the moderators of the boondockers site. They may be able to assist. 
    • beyondskp
      LarandSus January 28 So sorry to hear this but glad to know that you are the to help the family. After the immediate needs have been dealt with, if there is something for other RVrs (maybe Boondockers or singles) to learn from this tragedy, I hope you will post.
    • beyondskp
      Bobbie&Kurt January 28 So sorry to hear this.
    • beyondskp
      Hank & Shirleen January 28 So sorry to hear about this! Our condolences to the family. She may not have been a member of FMCA as they just let towables in about a year ago. 
    • beyondskp
      beyondskp January 28 UPDATE:Thanks to all who offered help.  I managed to set up the moving and storage of the vehicles for her son.  Thanks also for all the messages of thanks and appreciation.  It's been a tired, sad day for me and those messages helped. 
  • Glenn E. Bindley
    Glenn E. Bindley:
    December 15, 2018Team up with Team Rubicon: Team Rubicon

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    • Barry & Millie-Ambassadors and 1 other like this.
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      Mike and Donna Wagner December 15, 2018 Hi Glenn - I’m not sure what this post is referring to?
    • Glenn E. Bindley
      Mike and Donna Wagner December 15, 2018 Oh, I see you might be responding to the post below by Stacie Albright?  
  • Stacie Albright
    Stacie Albright:
    December 14, 2018Hi everybody, I just joined this group as I am currently looking for RV's, camping vans, 5th wheels or camp trailers to be donated to the Paradise Camp Fire victims. I have worked up there at the evac center and I see how devastated these people are and ...  more
    • TheClearyClan and 7 others like this.
    • Stacie Albright
      Birdie December 15, 2018   You are addressing a need that I find admirable. That will help a lot of hurting folks. The recovery is going to be such a long process. The clean up has to be monumental. I wish you much luck in your endeavors. I am working with Hurricane Harvey s...  more
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      • Stacie Albright
        Stacie Albright December 15, 2018 Thank you Birdie, we are placing them as soon as we get them!  I also belong to a "Hauler" crew to tow the trailers to where they need to go, we have any hauling need covered with experienced people.  I am in northern CA and willing to drive a r...  more
    • Stacie Albright
      Myo (The EASY One) December 15, 2018 Ken and Margaret Kleinschmidt: I always question funding and solicitations and, like you, I’m always skeptical unless I know the person asking. I understand your concern. The question is legitimate butperhaps too blunt.
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      • Stacie Albright
        Stacie Albright December 15, 2018 It would have been easy to find out if I am on the up and up.  I already have an RV, a 1967 Airstream and 2 1954 canned ham vintage trailers.  I really don't need anymore LOL!!  
      • Stacie Albright
        Dot n Bill Gillespie December 15, 2018 So when Stacie Albright first posted, there was a reply that was a bit rude. I think it may have been removed...but like she said, you can check me out... so I did just that and here is a response. I think this speaks pretty highly of her!

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    • Stacie Albright
      Stacie Albright December 15, 2018 Well, now that we are passed all that I have one potential taker so far that may donate an RV.  I did, however, just find out from someone who has more experience with doing this than I do (she did this after the Butte Fire in 2015 that I was also in...  more
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      • Stacie Albright
        LarandSus December 15, 2018 I'm sure it's similar to a car donation which we've done. There was a relationship between value and age of the vehicle with a certain maximum for older vehicles.
    • Stacie Albright
      Stacie Albright December 16, 2018 Well if somebody would like to help up here in northern CA that sure would be great.  I am also a member of FMCA and posted there as well.  Thanks in advance if somebody can help.  I have a list of people/families that need somewhere to cal...  more
  • TheClearyClan
    TheClearyClan :
    November 28, 2018Colorado man donates RV to Camp Fire family of six
    https://bit.ly/2DMM5sy
    Colorado man donates RV to Camp Fire family of six – Chico Enterprise-Record
    • Alan and Deborah Poulter and 11 others like this.
    • TheClearyClan
      Michael&Marilyn November 28, 2018 I wish I had thought of donating my 30' class A to the victims. I'll have to check it out.
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      • TheClearyClan
        Stacie Albright November 28, 2018 Are you willing to donate?  I can run it through a non profit to get you a tax deduction of whatever amount you think it is worth.  Thanks!  
    • TheClearyClan
      The WE2's November 28, 2018 WOW...
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      Michael Zike & Lynne Brooks November 29, 2018 That's Awesome
  • Greg and Tammy
    Greg and Tammy:
    November 18, 2018Paradise is our home town. I sold my last home in town 2 years ago. It is gone. Tammy’s home miraculously survived. If you can please donate to any number of causes like the Red Cross. Thank you @ParadiseStrong
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    • Mike & Lu and 12 others like this.
    • Greg and Tammy
      Curtis November 18, 2018 Thank you Greg and Tammy We ARE with you and anyone and everyone affected. 
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    • Greg and Tammy
      Terry & Diane November 19, 2018 we have! blessings to you all
    • Greg and Tammy
      Greg and Tammy November 28, 2018 Thank you Terry and Diane!
    • Greg and Tammy
      Terry & Diane November 29, 2018 our friend Mary was one of the teachers on "the bus" that made the news! we haven't heard if she lost her home yet
    • Greg and Tammy
      Stacie Albright December 14, 2018 Donating to the Red Cross is throwing money away.  I have worked beside them on 2 separate evac centers and they are sort of useless, better off with homegrown causes and donating the Yuba/Sutter Habitat For Humanity as they are matching funds up to ...  more
  • Gary and Leota Lovelace
    Gary and Leota Lovelace:
    November 18, 2018I evacuated my mom from Magalia (above Paradise) and had a harrowing escape expieriance. As bad as it was there very many that had it a lot worse. There are some incredible stories of people that helped out their neighbors or total strangers. By a mira...  more
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    • Alan and Deborah Poulter and 6 others like this.
    • Gary and Leota Lovelace
      LarandSus November 18, 2018 Wow, that really gives some perspective!
    • Gary and Leota Lovelace
      Gone_Feral November 18, 2018 OMG, what a catastrophe, heaven help all those suddenly homeless people. Glad you were able to rescue your mom! You are a hero.
    • Gary and Leota Lovelace
      Hillary November 18, 2018 All the stories I've been hearing from friends and family who escaped the fire have been incredibly scary. I'm really glad to hear you were able to get your Mom out of there. 
  • Mike and Donna Wagner
    Mike and Donna Wagner:
    November 18, 2018Please read this post from the Paradise CA Elks Lodge and share it with your own Elks Lodges everywhere.
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    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 1 other like this.
    • Mike and Donna Wagner
      Curtis November 18, 2018 Thank you for posting this here Donna. This is exactly what this group is for, and folks can help if they feel so inclined. Such a tragedy. Paradise, CA has a HUGE retiree population. I fear the worst for the over 1300 missing. 
  • Asbury
    Asbury:
    November 15, 2018Thank you for letting us join. We are going to be new to the RVing world in the spring. We will pick up our trailer in March or April and start by doing weekend trips near home and by winter have a plan to be in warm weather. Not sure where yet. So excited.
  • SunSeekerSagers
    SunSeekerSagers:
    November 14, 2018I joined the group about a month ago, but I don't see a badge.
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      Steve & Diane November 15, 2018 Badges?  We don't need no stinkin badges...   ;   Sorry, I couldn't help myself.
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      SunSeekerSagers November 18, 2018 Nope. No stinking badges.
    • SunSeekerSagers
      Buddy and Cathy November 18, 2018 I guess Curtis will have to pin our badges on us... :D
    • SunSeekerSagers
      Curtis November 18, 2018 View your profile. Look under about me. 
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      • SunSeekerSagers
        SunSeekerSagers November 18, 2018 Oh, I see...not under badges in the left column  but under  RV clubs and associations.  Got it.  Thanks! :D
    • SunSeekerSagers
      Buddy and Cathy November 18, 2018 YEA I now have my badge.  (Y)
  • TheClearyClan
    TheClearyClan : November 14, 2018
    • Karen and Steve Veneskey and 5 others like this.
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      Lois Michele November 14, 2018 Well...........I'm blubbering right now! (U)