Camp Fire- Chico/Butte Rugby Family Support

November 19, 2018

Good Afternoon - this message is going to all NCRFU club members -


As most of you know, many of our fellow ruggers have been affected by the camp  fire.  I am sure that many of you would like to provide some direct help.  The Chico Rugby community is setting up a way to help - as that info becomes available, we will send that along.  In the meantime, there are a few ways to pitch in:

  1. Rugby NorCal has set up a gofundme account to provide direct help - 


  2. Baracus, Colusa and Seahawks are collecting items and trailering them to Chico.  If others are also organizing please let us know so we can share your info.

    • Baracus -  contact Charlie Coffee -

    • Colusa - contact Christian Cowsert - (925) 766-0308

    • Seahawks - contact Dan Nagle -

Foe general support of the entire community, most outfits recommend helping with money/cash donations.  There are several reputable ways to do that:

  1. United Way -

  2. American Red Cross - . Help people affected by the California wildfires by visiting, calling 1- 800-RED CROSS or texting the word CAWILDFIRES to 90999 to make a $10 donation. 

  3. California Community Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund -

  4. California Fire Foundation -

  5. Sierra Nevada Brewing Camp Fire Relief Fund -

  6. Several organizations are helping with displaced animals including: 

    • The Butte Humane Society - and 

    • Tony La Russa’s ARF Disaster Relief —; 925.256.1273

As we have more information about helping members of our Rugby family who have been displaced, we will share it.  Those of you that may have more info and good ways to help, please reply to this note and we will pass along.

Thank you in advance for doing what you can.


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