Local agencies and businesses have leaped to help victims of the Colockum Tarpiscan Fire.
The Wenatchee World is compiling a list of agencies, businesses and individuals who’ve offered help. To participate, post a comment at the end of this story’s online version, on The Wenatchee World Facebook page or on Facebook at the Colockum Tarpiscan Help Fund/Donations page.
A partial list of those who have offered help:
- Olive Garden, 615 Valley Mall Parkway, East Wenatchee. 886-0281. Manager Ray Allen said his restaurant is offering free meals and non-alcoholic beverages to individuals and families who had to evacuate due to the fire. Show a Level 3 evacuation notice to take advantage of this offer.
- Nicolette Jean Photography of East Wenatchee (433-1477) is offering free photography sessions to help burned-out residents rebuild their collections of family photos.
- Stehr Steps Photography of Wenatchee (679-3226) is also offering complementary family sessions for residents who’ve lost photos.
- Postings on the Colockum Tarpiscan Help Fund page on Facebook report that animals — horses, dogs and other pets — have survived the blaze and found their way to neighbors’ homes. Donations of hay, pet food and small-animal feed (for rabbits, sheep, goats) can be purchased or dropped off at Ag Supply Company, 1115 N. Wenatchee Ave. 662-8188. The Facebook page also has notices of missing animals.
- The Apple Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross has an emergency shelter open at the Seventh-day Adventist Church, 508 N. Western Ave., Wenatchee. As of this morning, the shelter continued to serve individuals and families displaced by the fire.
- The Red Cross also encourages residents to download its free wildfire app, available at iTunes and Google Play app stores. The app features fire news and updates, including state-by-state fire Twitter feeds, along with tips on preparing for fires and handling fire emergencies.