SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (KION) Volunteers with the CZU Lightning Fire Quilts drive are handing out their quilts to fire survivors during a two-day giveaway.
The group was given 300 quilts by organizations around California and other states- including Texas, Indiana, Wisconsin and Ohio- to be handed out Friday and Saturday at the Live Oak Grange.
"I'm absolutely awed from the generosity of my fellow quilters, and we hope that we are serving a purpose and making somebody's day a little bit better," said Lori Camner, the co-chair of the CZU Lightning Fire Quilt Drive and member of the Pajaro Valley Quilt Association.
Families will come at scheduled times to pick from a selection while wearing masks and maintaining physical distance. Camner said organizers hope to have a giveaway drive every month until it is no longer needed.
Those who would like to get a quilt are asked to contact the group on Facebook or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The CZU Lightning Complex, which grew to 86,509 acres, destroyed 1,490 structures, and many of those were homes in Santa Cruz County. One person died in the fire.