Citrus Farmworker Community Ravaged by Wildfire

Industry Support is Appreciated

Last week, a devastating wildfire ravaged the small community of Niland, California, in Imperial County. Niland, a tiny desert town is home to many agricultural employees who work citrus groves in the area. The small community which already faces many challenges is now left with the aftermath of the wildfire, making life even more challenging for them.

We have learned that 40 homes have been destroyed, countless damaged, and close to 200 people have been displaced or are now homeless. Additionally, one person has lost their life in the fire.

Unified, CRB and CCM, are asking the industry for any support they can offer to the Niland community, that is currently in desperate need.

How You Can Help

Monetary donations to can be sent to:

Calipatria Unified School District – Niland Fire Fund

501 W. Main Street

Calipatria, California 92233

If you are in the Calipatria-Niland area and would like to make donations of clothing, food or personal hygiene products, please drop donations off at:

Calipatria-Niland Family Resource Center (CNFRC)

501 W. Main Street, Room 4

Calipatria, California 92233

More Information

For additional information regarding giving please click here, or contact Maria Nava-Froelich, Director-Coordinator of the Calipatria-Niland Family Resource Center at (760) 550-2606 or e-mail

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