More than 2,500 cases of drinking water have been sent to support firefighters.
Core-Mark Holding Co. Inc., one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America, is assisting the efforts of firefighters battling two large California wildfires.
In conjunction with state and federal disaster relief officials, Core-Mark’s front line assistance leveraged its supply chain in the region to supply much-needed aid to first responders fighting these fires. In tandem with industry partner Andeavor, over 2,500 cases of drinking water have been sent to support firefighters on the front lines of both the Hoopa and Carr Fires.
“These extraordinary fires require an unprecedented commitment on our part to help firefighters on the front lines as they work to contain the blaze. We are thankful to Andeavor, our partners in this effort, and will assess how best to help our customers in the region when they ultimately return and begin to rebuild.” said Bryan Alger, division president of Core-Mark in Sacramento.
In recent days, local food and water supply have come under strain given the sheer size of the blaze. Local officials have increasingly taken to news coverage and social media to highlight the lack of food and water for both residents and first responders.
“The Hoopa Fire Department and Office of Emergency Services would like to thank all those that collaborated and donated this large amount of water to help our fire fighters do their jobs best,” said Serene Hayden, director of emergency services for Hoopa Valley, Calif. Since the rapid growth of these fires, Core-Mark has donated water to Cal Fire, Yolo County & the United States Forestry Service based in Anderson, Calif.
Core-Mark is one of the largest marketers of fresh and broad-line supply solutions to the convenience retail industry in North America.