Update on Mariposa Fire

July 23, 2017

Team – I made contact with Lions Penny and PDG Tom Penhallegon. The Fire is now 40% contained – and if current conditions continue, Cal Fire anticipates rapid progress. I offered any and all resources we have at our disposal. As you can read below, they are requesting 5-6 Lions to assist with sorting and packaging existing product for distribution. They have folks / Lions doing the BBQ and associated chores.

I am making arrangements with my family so I can head up tomorrow to offer my assistance. We need to distribute this communication out to our members ASAP in an effort to get additional Lions from our district to help. I inferred that are ReachOut was critical at this point in time.

Call me if you are interested in heading up to assist. Accommodations can be made at the Inns of California – 350 South Washington Street, Sonora, CA 95370 – phone 209-532-2633

I would like 5 additional Lions that have no Asthma or other breathing issues, can be on their feet or seating position for a five to six hour shift, and can handle the heat – it’s a bit warm at the command post – “Mother Lode Fairgrounds” 220 Southgate Dr Sonora, CA 95370

I plan on staying for at least 2 days, possibly 3, but I will continue to send updates. My phone remains 408-623-9205

In Service,
Lion KJ

Kevin Johnson, Los Gatos Lions