SACRAMENTO, Calif., Aug. 17, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Sutter Health this week donated $100,000 to the American Red Cross Gold Country Region to help bring food, shelter and other resources to families affected by the ongoing California wildfires.
"Our Sutter Lakeside Hospital has been part of Lake County, where the Clayton fire is burning, since 1945 and neighbors help each other in times of need," said Jeff Gerard, president of Sutter Health's Bay Area Operating Unit. "I hope our donation brings hope and healing to our community."
"We are extremely grateful for this generous donation from Sutter Health," said Gold Country CEO Gary Strong. "Donations to the Red Cross enable us to prepare for, respond to, and help people recover from devastating events."
As of Aug. 16, the Clayton Fire had burned 4,000 acres, claimed 175 buildings and displaced hundreds of people.
"These circumstances are especially difficult because many families in this area are still rebuilding from the damage caused by the Valley fire last summer," said Gerard. "I also sincerely thank our team of doctors and employees who stepped up to care for an influx of patients when the fire threatened another area hospital."
Sutter Health has long partnered the Red Cross and other organizations to help people in need. Last year, Sutter Health invested $957 million in care and services for the poor and underserved.
For information on how you can help support relief efforts, visit the American Red Cross at www.redcross.org.
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