49ers rally around coach’s plea for Camp Fire relief funds


SANTA CLARA — A stream of 49ers players rushed Friday to both request and provide relief for the Camp Fire victims in Paradise, the hometown of their assistant strength coach Shane Wallen.

“This place was home for me growing up, and until yesterday, it’s where my dad called home for the last 20 years. These people need your help,” Wallen tweeted Friday, requesting donations be sent to a GoFundMe account.

This place was home for me growing up, and until yesterday, it’s where my dad called home for the last 20 years. These people need your help.
Donate or share, anything and everything helps.
Paradise, we’ve got you! https://t.co/8nLv87lc5o

— Shane Wallen (@swallen20) November 9, 2018

Tight end George Kittle, left tackle Joe Staley, linebacker Brock Coyle and defensive tackle Solomon Thomas are among those who hit Twitter in the fire-relief efforts. Kittle and fellow tight ends Garrett Celek and Cole Wick are among those who’ve donated to Wallen’s relief efforts, as has punter Bradley Pinion.

Please if you can help, people in my hometown need you. My dads house was burnt to the ground along with the entire city of paradise. Anything helps. https://t.co/uMrNVwSJNk

— Shane Wallen (@swallen20) November 9, 2018

Funds are also being raised for Camp Fire evacuation operations through the North Valley Community Foundation, as noted by NBC Sports Bay Area’s 49ers reporter Matt Maiocco, whose mother lost her Paradise home in Thursday night’s inferno.

My mom is fine. But #campfire destroyed her house last night in Paradise. My brother took this video just a short time ago. A lot of people can use assistance. Here’s where you can donate to the North Valley Community Fund for evacuation relief.https://t.co/joS21I2k2W pic.twitter.com/FQO1wdEazb

— Matt Maiocco (@MaioccoNBCS) November 9, 2018

Camp Fire Evacuation Relief Fund

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Smoke from the Northern California firestorm was prevalent 200 miles south at the 49ers training facility, both during Thursday afternoon’s session and even more so Friday.

While the Raiders altered Friday’s practice to a walk-through pace because of poor air quality, the 49ers announced no changes to their practices. Meanwhile, in Southern California, the Los Angeles Rams cancelled their Friday practices because of a nearby wildfire.

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Source:: The Mercury News – Sports


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