Update on NCW Fire Relief Fund – $100,000 in Donations and Counting
The Community Foundation of NCW is working hard on developing a plan to support long-term recovery efforts for those affected by the fires in Chelan, Douglas, and Okanogan counties.
Immediate needs are being met by the Red Cross, Salvation Army, Okanogan Community Action Council, churches, and other small groups established directly in the communities affected.
The Red Cross has set up Case Management sites in Twisp and Pateros to help victims through the often lengthy and paperwork-laden processes of obtaining financial aid, housing, and other vital needs. This is an important resource for victims. The foundation is working closely with the Red Cross and other providers serving case manager roles to ensure we can be ready to assist when needed.
A second fund – the Brewster/Pateros Fruit Tree Industry Fund – has been established to support farmers and ag-related workers that have been displaced and affected by the fires. We are working on developing a grant process for this that would provide funds directly to these victims.
Your community foundation is committed to the long haul, aware that recovery will take time. The focus of the NCW Fire Relief Fund is to ensure the financial resources are available months – maybe even years – from now tocontinue helping those affected when all other resources are gone.
Special thanks to all of the donors and community fundraisers out there who are helping the fire victims through the NCW Fire Relief Fund. We truly appreciate your support!