By: NorCal 2 Type II Interagency Incident Management Team
CEDARVILLE, Calif., August 11, 2012 - More recycling containers are appearing throughout the Lost Fire Incident Command Post in Cedarville because each bottle or can collected will contribute to the RISE After School Program in Alturas.
"We are happy to support program sponsors, Cedarville Rancheria, in their effort to provide quality activities such as tutoring for students every day after school," said Deputy Incident Commander Matt Johnso n.
Serving students ages eight to fourteen, the program also offers art, cultural activities, mentoring, and recreation. Students recently traveled to Stough Reservoir for a weekend to learn outdoor living skills such as camp craft and fishing.
"They thrive in an environment that focuses on them," said Rancheria recycling coordinator Rolando Guzman.
Plastic bottles, redeemed at $1.10 per pound and aluminum cans at $1.60, will be collected and taken to Alturas for recycling. Firefighters drink copious amounts of water due to heat and physical demands of the job. The plastic that the Lost Fire ICP will recycle could go a long way toward the supplies, energy, and field trip needs of the program, along with helping the environment.
"The RISE After School Program is important for these kids because of the mentoring that shows the value of self-respect, which is the foundation of self-worth," said Guzman.
For more information about the program, contact the Cedarville Rancheria at 530-233-3969.
Editor's Note: Updates on the Lost fire can be found here.
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