WENATCHEE — Donations are still being sought to help victims of fires, flooding and mudslides in the Colockum area south of Wenatchee.
Two families whose homes were destroyed in the Colockum Tarps Fire last month are still looking for homes to rent while they wait to rebuild. The Stemilt Hill Community Church is spearheading an effort to get them out of hotels and into housing. The church is also collecting donations of money, clothing, dishes and household items.
People wishing to make donations can call Pastor Gordy Goodwin at 663-3620 or visit Stemilt Hill Community Church Outreach for the Colockum Fire Victims, on Facebook.
The Colockum Tarpiscan Help Fund is also still collecting donations of gift cards, cash and school supplies for the fire and flood victims. Organizer and Tarpiscan Road resident Diane Graves said people are also greatly in need of hay for livestock, dog food, metal fence posts and fencing. The fires and floods destroyed acres of pasture land and miles of fencing.
To make a donation to the fund, call Graves at 264-0039 or visit Colockum Tarpiscan Help Fund on Facebook.
People can drop off donations at Ag Supply, 1115 N. Wenatchee Ave., and Valley Feed Store, 735 N. Wenatchee Ave.
The Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross helped provide emergency support during and immediately after the disasters, but is not collecting money to directly help the Colockum victims now. To make a donation to help the Red Cross support people during future disasters, call 663-3907 or go to www.redcross.org/donate.