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In early October the Tubbs Fire, one of 14 wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres of eight Northern California counties, incinerated dozens of city blocks in Santa Rosa.

In early October the Tubbs Fire, one of 14 wildfires that destroyed thousands of acres of eight Northern California counties, incinerated dozens of city blocks in Santa Rosa. The aftermath: homes turned to ash, cars reduced to frames, and an estimated 5,500 structures destroyed. Now it is time to focus on the cleanup. Much of the resulting debris include household hazardous waste materials such as, batteries, paints, flammable liquids, asbestos siding and pipe insulation.

A large number of the Tubbs Fire cleanup team consists of Operating Engineers Local 3 Members. To prepare, on Thursday, November 9th, Operating Engineers Local 3 held a Haz Mat class for members working on the Santa Rosa Fire Clean-up. OE Federal Credit Union sponsored a lunch for those who attended the class, to thank them for doing their part to help those affected by the California Fires.

In addition to clean up, organizations, businesses, and the community have come together to help those who lost everything due to the fires. OE Federal collected donations from staff to benefit the victims of the Santa Rosa Fire. Business Development officer, Yvonne Lasserre, delivered two car loads of clothes, towels, toiletries, and other necessities to Teamsters Local 665, Santa Rosa, who converted their union meeting halls into supply centers for the victims.

The Northern California fires were devastating. Seeing the community come together to rebuild has been the shining light in these dark days. OE Federal Credit Union wants to thank everyone for doing their part to help rebuild the Northern California communities that were affected. Together we can.