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The California Highway Patrol Quincy Squad Club is sponsoring a drive to collect donations for one of the businesses that was devastated in the Dec. 15 fire in downtown Quincy.
The Squad Club is collecting thrift items to help Traci Turner, owner of Quincy Thrift.
In a statement released by the Quincy CHP office, the officers said they will be accepting donations at their office, located at 86 West Main Street, until Dec. 31.
“With Christmas coming, please help us bring Quincy Thrift back to its feet in order to help provide the community with affordable goods available for families to purchase prior to the holiday,” the officers wrote.
Quincy Area CHP Commander Joe Edwards said the idea for the fund drive came from one of the officers.
“He said ‘Traci has done so much for this community, we have to do something for her’,” Edwards said.
Edwards said the CHP would like people to bring any thrift item in good condition to the Quincy CHP office. He said the items would be stored and later transported by Squad Club officers to the new Quincy Thrift location.
Large items such as furniture “would be happily accepted.” However, the club can’t accept mattresses and child car seats.
People with questions, or who want more information, can contact Officer Blair Parrott or Public Information Officer Brodie Mitchell at (530) 283-1100.
For those who would like to donate money to an individual business hurt by the fire, Quincy Natural Foods has donation envelopes for each business in the store.
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