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NCW Fire Relief Fund

The NCW Fire Relief fund supports the long-term recovery efforts for individuals families that have been impacted by wildfire across North Central Washington. We work with nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and faith-based organizations to rebuild homes, structures, and meet other needs necessary to rebuild lives. 100% of your donation will directly support those in need.

How to Donate

  1. Click on the GIVE NOW button above
  2. Scroll down to the NCW Fire Relief Fund
  3. Click on the blue Donate button
  4. Enter Amount and click Submit
  5. You will receive an confirmation of your transaction and a second email with a tax receipt attached

Red Cross Providing Relief

Red Cross is operating 6 non-congregate shelters in Puyallup, Tacoma, Spokane, Wenatchee, Selah and Kennewick. Those affected by the wildfires and need help finding a shelter can call various phone lines for each area:

  • Benton & Franklin County: 509-820-4170
  • Spokane, Ferry, Grant, Yakima, Okanogan, Douglas: 509-670-5331
  • Whitman County: 509-670-5331
  • Pierce: 571-595-7723

Volunteers continue to support those affected by the wildfires across the state through meal deliveries and responding to incoming calls for residents in need of shelter, health & mental health care, spiritual care, and connection to Red Cross caseworkers.

In addition to the phone numbers above, we encourage people to download our FREE Red Cross Emergency app, or visit www.redcross.org/shelters  for follow Red Cross NW on Facebook for additional information.

Donation of Items

Currently only NEW, UNUSED items are being accepted due to Covid. Items can be taken to Focal Point in Wenatchee, September 14-17. Please contact them before you bring your items. View the list of items accepted and other information here.

Resources for Impacted Residents

Certain counties are being designated disaster areas due to the devastating effect of wildfires burning throughout Washington state. The Department of Social and Health Services has updated its Disaster Cash Assistance Program (DCAP) to serve people who are impacted.

Households impacted by wildfires in a county designated as a disaster area by Governor Jay Inslee may be eligible for DCAP. Currently, Douglas, Okanogan, Whitman, Lincoln, Spokane, Chelan, Pierce and Thurston counties are designated disaster areas.

To qualify, households must:

  • Have suffered losses and live in one of the counties designated a disaster area by Governor Jay Inslee;
  • Be living in their home/primary residence (not a vacation home) at the time of the disaster;
  • Be unable to live in or return to their home because of the disaster;
  • Be a resident of Washington state;
  • Meet household net income limits (ranging from $339 for one person up to $1,121 for eight people or more) after adjusting for income deductions including any unreimbursed fire losses; and
  • Not have anyone in the assistance unit be eligible for any other program that could meet their needs.

Some households that may ordinarily be over the income limit to qualify for a program like Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) could still fall under the net income limit for DCAP, if they have financial losses that will not be covered within 30 days. Allowable losses resulting from the fire for a primary residence, property and/or personal property will reduce the amount of countable income and could bring a household under the net income limit.

The DSHS is updating the program’s rules so that households impacted by the wildfires may be eligible for DCAP even if they received DCAP for the COVID-19 pandemic, as long as they meet all the eligibility criteria outlined above. Households can go to Washington Connection to apply online or call 877-501-2233.

Households that suffer a loss of food purchased with Basic Food benefits as a result of a disaster such as wildfires may apply to have benefits replaced. The loss must be reported within 10 days by calling 877-501-2233.

Comments (12)

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    Donna Bixby

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    I have a cash donation of $350 to give. Who would I contact and drop off these funds. (The cash is from making PPE masks for donations)

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      Jennifer Dolge

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      That is so wonderful and generous of you, Donna! Are you in Wenatchee? You can bring it to our office at 9 S Wenatchee Ave in Wenatchee. Our door is locked, but just knock and we will come get you! If you are out of town, you could also mail us a check. Feel free to call or email me if you need other options.
      Thank you so much!!
      Jennifer Dolge
      jennifer@cfncw.org
      509-663-7716

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    Anita Rose

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    Can I write a check to the address below?
    Foundation of NCW 2013 | 9 S Wenatchee Ave, Wenatchee WA 98801

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      Jennifer Dolge

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      Yes, you sure can, Anita! You can make it out to CFNCW and be sure to write NCW Fire Relief Fund in the memo for us.
      Thank you so much!!
      Jennifer Dolge
      jennifer@cfncw.org
      509-663-7716

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    Osbaldo Hernandez

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    Hi folks,

    We want to do a coordinated fundraising campaign for monies to go to CFNCW but we want to know more about how monies will be distributed and how affected individuals and families can apply for funds.

    Can someone email us or call us at 425-890-0020?

    Osbaldo

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      Jennifer Dolge

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      Hi Osbaldo,
      Thank you so much!! That is so very generous! The donations to the NCW Fire Relief Fund will help long-term recovery, meaning it will go toward helping people rebuild their homes and lives. We work with agenices across the region and connect impacted residents with Case Managers that help assess their needs and find the resources to fulfill those needs. 100% of the donation goes toward this effort – we do not take any fees.
      Our Executive Director will be giving you a call soon!
      Thanks again!
      Jennifer Dolge
      jennifer@cfncw.org

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    Christina Petoff

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    How much of your donation goes to the actual people in need? How much of every dollar?

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      Jennifer Dolge

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      Hi Christina,
      100% of the donations go towards long-term recovery for impacted residents – we do not take any fees. We work with agencies across the region to assess as well as Case Managers who will connect with those impacted to assess their needs. Our funds will help them rebuild their homes and lives. It is unfortunately a long-term process, but we have done this before and donations from the fund have helped rebuild many homes from previous years’ fires.
      If you want to chat more, please feel free to call us at 509-663-7716.
      Jennifer Dolge
      jennifer@cfncw.org

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    Susan McKinnon

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    It would be helpful to have a donation page to download that people sending checks could have as a record of their donation. Is that possible?

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      Jennifer Dolge

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      Hi Susan,
      If you mail us a check, we mail you a tax receipt withing 48 hours of the gift. Is that what you’re seeking?
      Jennifer Dolge
      jennifer@cfncw.org

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        Susan McKinnon

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        That works, but I’d like to have a printed page from Community Foundation of NCW that accompanies my mailed in check. It makes donations for IRS easier to track. That’s why it would be good to have such a page to download from your site.

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          Jennifer Dolge

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          Susan – I sent you an email with a PDF attachment. Hope that works for you!

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