Cal State Gleaners
Help Is On The Way
The Paradise Gleaners continue to serve the communities out of their Oroville warehouse.
Like so many businesses and organizations in Paradise that were destroyed by the 2018 Camp Fire, the Paradise Gleaners facility was incinerated. I mean it was completely incinerated. Gone. And, all but the owner, warehouse manager and volunteer Richard Mosell lost everything and had to leave the area but, there was still a need, a really big need, for what we do — give people food. Richard borrowed a pick up truck and kept collecting donations and dropping off stuff at the incident camps and wherever it was needed.
Mosell continued to round up donations and volunteers personally funding the program while he searched for a new home for the 30-year-old nonprofit organization.
In 2019 Mosell found a “new home” for the organization in a 1,000-square-foot warehouse in Oroville. Within months of making the move, however, things started to pick-up, volunteers started showing up, donations increased and so did the demand.
On Jan. 1, 2020 the Paradise Gleaners expanded and relocated to a 10,000-square-foot warehouse in the same complex. The organization quickly increased its' team to about a dozen regular volunteers including a new volunteer, Donna LaGrone, who said she heard about the gleaners and wanted to see how she could help. After meeting with Mosell and getting a tour of the facility, she signed up and dedicated her time to work in the warehouse on Wednesdays and Thursdays. “I was just so impressed by the organization and all the outreach they are doing; I just knew I had to be a part of it,” she said.
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Working To Bridge The Gap
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Feeding The Hungry
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Helping To Sustain Lives
Together We Are Strong!
The Paradise Gleaners has come a long way over the past 30 years.
What once was serving seniors on the Ridge and helping them meet their needs on a monthly basis, has now expanded our focus to include the Disaster Response cries for help. Richard Mosell who is now the CEO has moved swiftly to get donations and disperse the donated items to those which have been displaced by the California wildfires, lost their jobs, or having a hard time making ends meet. The new and more efficient Cal State Gleaners Disaster Response has joined efforts with other leading organizations such as GEM (Global Empowerment Missions), Walmart, Costco , churches and community resource centers to bring fast relief to those in need. California State Gleaners Disaster Response has been in full force since the 2018 campfire, and continues to march on helping to rebuild broken and hurting lives one day at a time.
Thank You for the continued help to those in need!
Richard Mosell the CEO of gleaners purchases or receives donations of thousands of pounds of fresh, dry, canned and frozen food; household essentials; and personal hygiene products each month. The goods come from local farmers as well as food producers and distributors with whom Mosell has developed relationships with over the years. Private financial donations are welcomed and used to supplement the goods donations.
We wish to thank each and everyone of you who have donated food, water, essential items, clothing, appliances, toys, money donations, counseling, emotional support and so much more! You ARE the reason we can continue to come together working to heal those who are struggling in our communities.
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1245 Oro Dam Blvd. E. Suite 10 | Oroville, CA 95966