On Dec. 15, Yvette Gomez, owner of Chill Tea & Coffee, and her staff presented Briana Taylor of the American Red Cross with a donation check for the fire victims of Butte County.

Donations collected at the shop, donated tips from the staff and proceeds from Chill’s own “Jasper Cocoa” offered at the Brentwood’s holiday parade came out to $1,400.

A special thanks goes out to Captain Robert Ruddick and East Contra Costa Fire Protection District (ECCFPD) Fire Board President Brian Oftedal who helped coordinate and connect Chill Tea and Coffee with the American Red Cross. The team would also like to recognize Iliana, Gabby, Alex and Rebecca (Chill staff) who were generous in volunteering their time and contributing toward this donation.

“We have the best customers here at Chill,” said owner Yvette Gomez. “And we’re happy to report that their generosity will go to a good cause.”