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Coast Central Camp Fire Fund Donates Over $13,000

William Tuttle Accepts a check from James Sessa for Butte County Toys for Tots

Coast Central Credit Union President/CEO James T. Sessa, announced that, together with generous support from its members, a total of $13,475 has been donated to Camp Fire relief efforts in Paradise.

Coast Central made a $11,275 donation to non-profit TLK Foundation, a partner of Yuba City-based Sierra Central Credit Union, with several branches in Butte County. The Foundation’s commitment is that 100% of funds collected through donations will be distributed to Camp Fire survivors.

Coast Central also made a $2,200 contribution to Butte County Toys for Tots for the purchase of toys for children directly affected by the Camp Fire.

The fire, which started on November 8, is the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history, killing 85 residents and destroying nearly 12,000 homes in Paradise. 11 individuals remain missing.

“The continued giving spirit of our membership is extraordinary,” Sessa stated. “In support of the Carr and Mendocino fire victims, members and the credit union previously contributed over $16,000 in donations. To be able to collectively give another $13,000 to Camp Fire survivors, especially during the holidays, reminds us what an exceptional community in which we live.”

Donations will continue to be accepted at all Coast Central Member Services Branches, and 100% of all contributions will be awarded to deserving organizations in direct support of victims of the fire.

Founded in 1950, Coast Central Credit Union is the largest member-owned financial institution on the North Coast. It has nearly 69,000 members and operates 11 Member Services Branches throughout Humboldt, Del Norte and Trinity counties, including McKinleyville and Bayshore Mall, which are open 7 days a week. Additionally, members have access to a network of 30,000 free ATMs nationwide. More information can be found on its web site at and at

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