The ongoing California wildfires have become the deadliest and most destructive fires in the state's history. Nearly 60 people have died and more than 100 are unaccounted for between Northern California's Camp Fire and Southern California's Woolsey Fire. This is in addition to billions of dollars in infrastructural damage across 1.6 million acres.
Several health clubs are among those businesses affected by the fires, including Stevenson Fitness in Oak Park.
Omni Fight Club Livermore, along with its sister clubs in Pleasanton and Walnut Creek, has launched a donation drive to collect relief supplies for those who have been displaced by the fires. Through Nov. 18, club members and the general public can drop off supplies at a makeshift donation center neighboring the Livermore club (1983 Second St., Space B, Livermore, California). Donation hours are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on weekdays and 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on the weekend.
Current needs include diapers, gift cards, lip balm, hygiene products, phone chargers, paper towels, first aid supplies, new underwear and socks, contact solution and cases, and plastic boxes with lids.
"Omni Fight Club believes strongly in giving back to the community, and our members do, too," Dennis Dumas, California managing partner for Omni Fight Club, told Club Industry. "This donation drive came together quickly because we all wanted to help the victims of the Camp Fire in any way possible. We believe in doing all we can, in and out of the gym, to help others. We are very thankful to our members and the communities for their donations and support."