By Tyler Smith, CEO

To our valued clients and community,  

 Our hearts go out to the many people displaced and impacted by the ongoing devastation that is the Camp Fire. We want to assure you all that we are currently open, and available to work with you if you have questions or concerns about your backups or business continuity.  

As several of our staff members and their families have been directly affected by evacuations, please bear with us as response time for service might be slowed during this time. We expect timeline estimates to be somewhat fluid, in terms of new projects and support, and will continue prioritizing our efforts for our clients directly impacted by the Camp Fire in need of urgent business continuity assistance. If you are unable to get through on the phone due to call volumes, please leave a voicemail and we will operate on a call-back basis in order of priority. 

We would also like to express to our ClearIT Partner’s in the affected areas that backup checks were performed and offsite data replication validated. Backups will continue to be closely monitored. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to get in touch with us.  Like you, we are extremely grateful to the tireless work of the firefighters, police officers, first responders, volunteers, and everyone else involved in helping address this devastation. They truly are heroes and an inspiration to us all.

If you're interested in offering some much-needed support to those affected by the Camp Fire, the following organizations are currently seeking donations.

Butte Humane Society is now accepting animal donations to create the BHS Animal Food and Supply Pantry for displaced pet owners as well as those who have taken in family and friends with pets. Donations can be made at warehouse (across the street from the shelter) every day from 9 am – 5 pm. The pantry is available to anyone affected by the fire in need of food and supplies for their pets – including those who are housing evacuees.

California Community Foundation’s Wildfire Relief Fund: For 15 years, the foundation has offered aid to those affected by wildfires. Grants have gone to rebuilding homes, providing financial and mental health assistance and helping those affected to get medical treatment. 

Caring Choices: This nonprofit, which is in Chico, Calif., has turned into a hub for organizing volunteers to help those affected by the Camp Fire. Volunteers are assigned a variety of duties, including caring for displaced animals and, for those who are certified doctors or nurses, offering medical care. The organization has paused taking on new volunteers for the next few days but still encourages applications. It said it will need extra hands in the coming weeks. Caring Choices is also seeking monetary donations for its operations.     

Enloe Medical Center: This 298-bed hospital is in Chico, the site of multiple evacuation centers for the Camp Fire. It is accepting donations for patients and families who have been displaced.    

Golden Valley Bank: Golden Valley Bank created sub accounts within their Foundation for businesses, employees, individuals or groups to accept contributions and self-direct funding for Camp Fire relief. The Foundation will pay interest on these accounts, and every penny donated will go directly to those in need. 

North Valley Community Foundation: This nonprofit in Chico is raising money to support organizations that are sheltering evacuees of the Camp Fire. These could include churches, fairgrounds and community centers, said Logan Todd, a foundation spokesman.     

Red Cross – for California Wildfires: The Red Cross works 24/7 to be ready to respond to disasters like wildfires and other countless crises. Please donate to the Red Cross now to help. Your gift enables the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS or text the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation.     

Salvation Army: At both ends of the state, the Salvation Army is providing meals to shelters in local churches, fairgrounds and a community college.    

United Way of Northern California: This local chapter of the national nonprofit has established a disaster relief fund to offer emergency cash and help to people who have lost their homes, according to a news release.     

Crowdfunding: There are multiple crowdfunding efforts for victims of the California fires. GoFundMe has organized a page that catalogs the relief efforts in California. It includes links to donate to families who have lost their homes. 

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