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Updated: How to assist fire victims

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Want to help out NCW residents affected by the fires? Local charities and businesses have stepped up to offer several options.

Donating Money

Red Cross

Anyone interested in assisting Red Cross efforts to help families affected by the fires can donate or volunteer. Volunteer Kathy Spencer said that financial donations are best because they allow more flexibility in how the donation is used.

The Wenatchee Red Cross chapter posted on their facebook today: “Right now, we do not need any donations of items so please do not bring things by the shelters or chapter office.” The organization said it will put out a notice if it needs a specific item donation.

Anyone interested in volunteering can visit redcross.org/ewa for information on how to get involved.

For help or for more information, call the Red Cross at 663-3907.

Chelan PUD

Chelan PUD offices are now accepting donations of money or gift cards to the Red Cross at their Wenatchee, Leavenworth and Chelan locations. They will also collect donations from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at Chelan Riverwalk Park. For more information, call 663-8121 or (888) 663-8121.

  • Wenatchee: 327 N. Wenatchee Ave., 
  • Chelan: 1034 E. Woodin Ave.
  • Leavenworth:  222 Chumstick Hwy.

North Cascades Bank

North Cascades Bank has set up a fire relief fund at all of its branches. Anyone can donate. For more information, call your local branch — Wenatchee, 888-6000.

Give Naked through Chelan Valley Hope

A Give account has been created through GiveNaked.org, at the request of Chelan Valley Hope. You can donate here: givenaked.org.

Four Lakes Winery

Four Lakes is accepting donations to be passed on to North Cascades Bank, and they are offering camping sites in the vineyard with irrigation and restrooms for anyone who has been evacuated. Contact Frankie Swaner at 679-0709.

KOZI Radio 

KOZI in Chelan is accepting monetary donations at their office, which they will then pass on to the Red Cross. You can reach them at 682-4033.

Community Foundation

A fire relief fund has been set up by the Community Foundation of NCW. The fund, announced by Beth Stipe this morning, will partner with the Red Cross to provide short- and long-term aid to fire victims. To donate, visit cfncw.org or send checks to 9 S. Wenatchee Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801. For more information, call 663-7716.

Wenatchee Eagles

The Wenatchee Eagles are accepting donations of gift cards to grocery and retail stores, which they pass on to Dick’s Towing to be taken directly to fire victims in Chelan. You can reach them at 888-1929.

Washington Federal Bank

Washington Federal Bank has set up an account to collect donations for the wildfire victims. Donations to the account will be transferred to The Red Cross on a regular basis. Funds can be brought into any of the Washington Federal locations. For more information, contact your local branch — Wenatchee, 662-5463.

Encouraging Words

Encouraging words bookstore in Wenatchee will be accepting donations of money, gift cards and small items to be taken to affected areas. For more information, call 664-3250.

Cascade Bible Church 

Cascade Bible Church in Twisp has established a fund for fire victims and is accepting donations. They’re asking for extension cords, gas cans and water storage containers to help communities without power. For more information, call 303-229-8867.

Lake Chelan Veterinary Hospital

The Hospital has set up the “Alta Good Samaritan Fund,” to be used to help animals impacted by the fire (with medical costs, for example). Any funds left over will be donated to Washington State Animal Response Team. Send a check or money order to Lake Chelan Veterinary Hospital, P.O. Box 1238, Chelan, WA 98816. Please mark “Attn: Alta Good Samaritan Fund” on all checks. Donors may also call the office at 509 682 5812 with any credit card donations.

Shoreline Watercraft & Boat Rentals with Band of Brothers Northwest

Non-profit charity Band of Brothers NW has partnered with Shoreline Rentals to raise funds for those affected by the fires. Donations can be made online at bobnw.org, by mail by sending gift cards to 8750 122 Ave., Kirkland, WA 98033. For more information, contact Band of Brothers at 206-851-2951.

Community Glass

Community Glass in Wenatchee has set up a fund at all Cashmere Valley Bank branches. Anyone can donate by asking to contribute to the “Community Glass Fire Benefit.” Community Glass has committed to matching all donations up to $5,000. All funds will go toward fire victim relief. For more information, call 509-662-8039.

Gold’s Gym

Gold’s Gym of Wenatchee and East Wenatchee is selling shirts featuring the Gold’s logo and the phrase “Stronger Than Fire.” Shirts are $15 each and all profits will go towards fire relief. For more information or to view the shirts, visit their facebook. You can order a shirt at either location.

Mission Ridge

Mission Ridge Ski & Board Resort is allowing customers to donate through their website. They are contributing an initial $1,000, and will match donations up to $5,000. All funds will go to the GiveNaked account. To donate visit their website here.

Raise the Barn at Pybus

Pybus Public Market in Wenatchee is hosting Raise the Barn, a fundraising event featuring live music to collect donations for fire relief. All monetary donations will go to the Red Cross. Learn more and RSVP at their Facebook event page, here.

American Shoe Shop, Josh Tarr

American Shoe Shop in Wenatchee is giving away photo prints by Josh Tarr with evidence of a donation to the Red Cross or the Communtiy Foundation Fire Relief fund. You can donate directly or through American Shoe Shop. For more info or to view the prints, visit their Facebook.

 Gesa Credit Union

Gesa Credit Union will be matching donations to the Apple Valley Chapter of the Red Cross up to $15,000 to support fire relief. For more information, visit their Facebook.

 

Donating Items

Please note, donated items should be in good condition.

Lowe’s

Lowe’s in Wenatchee will be sending a delivery truck with two pallets of water and any donated items to displaced families and firefighters. Lowe’s will be accepting donations at their customer service desk daily, from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m. Mon.-Sat. and 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information, call 663-4530.

Salvation Army

The Salvation Army in Wenatchee is accepting donations of all kinds at their Water Bottle Drive this week. Emphasis on water, toiletries, food and baby supplies. All donated items will be taken directly to the affected areas and handed out. They will also accept cash and check donations to be put towards fire relief. For more information, call 662-5103.

Dick’s Towing hauling donations

Dick’s Towing in Wenatchee will be accepting donations and deliveringt them to Chelan. There is no limit to donations. Necessary items include food, clothing, personal hygiene items, toys, giftcards and baby necessities. Dick’s will also be delivering supplies to firefighters, including snacks, water and personal hygiene items. Items should be dropped off at 110 Thurston St. near the Link Transit Station. Drop-off hours are Mon.-Fri., from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. To drop off at different hours or for more information call 663-1623.

The Wenatchee Wild

The Wenatchee Wild will be collecting donations for fire victims outside Fred Meyer Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. People who donate toiletries, water, food and such will receive a voucher for admission to a Wild game.

Town Ford

Town Ford Lincoln in East Wenatchee is accepting item donations to be delivered to Chelan evacuation centers or Brewster and Pateros as needed. They ask for food, water, baby supplies, and bedding. You can reach them at 663-2111.

Chim Chimney

Chim Chimney is Wenatchee is accepting donations to be taken to shelters. You can reach them at 667-8833.

The Hair Loft

The Hair Loft in Wenatchee is accepting item donations to be delivered. They are closed Sunday and Monday, you can reach them at 393-5516.

The Clearwater Steakhouse

The Clearwater in Wenatchee is accepting donations to be delivered to Red Cross shelters in affected areas. You can reach them at 884-7605.

Lakeland Veterinary Clinic

Lakeland in Manson is not accepting animals for boarding, but is taking dog and cat food donations for the Chelan shelter.You can reach them at 687-1021.

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society is asking that donors give gift cards and monetary contributions only, as space is limited. Prefered gift cards are Costco, Safeway, Coastal Farm and Ranch and Wal-Mart. For more information, call 662-9577. 

Okanogan County Fairgrounds

The fairgrounds, which are being used for evacuated animals and RV parking for evacuated families, is accepting donations of animal food and supplies for animals of all sizes. For more information, call 846-6026.

Albertson’s

Albertson’s in Wenatchee is accepting donations of non-refrigerated foods and toiletries. There is also a high demand for baby supplies. All donations can be dropped off at their customer service booth. For more information, call 663-8547.

Okanogan County Agri-Plex

The Agri-Plex at the Okanogan County Fairgrounds is accepting donations to be delivered to emergency centers. Currently, there is a high demand for baby supplies, water, and snacks. For more information, call 322-4581. 

Arlberg Sports

Arlberg Sports in Wenatchee is accepting donations to be taken to affected areas starting Tuesday, July 22. Their goal is to fill the Arlberg truck with donations before taking it up to the burn areas. They are also teaming up with Run Wenatchee, and encourage participants to bring contributions. For more information, call 663-7401.

Clothing Drive with American Building and Roofing

American Building and Roofing in East Wenatchee, along with 6 other locations in Washington, will be hosting a clothing drive, and accepting donations of all kinds, including clothing and blankets for all ages. They expect to take the supplies to Chelan and Pateros in one to two weeks. For more information, call 888-7663.

 

Options for pet owners

Call in advance to see if the location still has space, and to check all boarding requirements.

Big Dog Kennel in Chelan is accepting small animals like dogs, birds, and cats, with cages. Owner Chrys Fine said she has cat, dog, and bird food available but pet owners should bring food if possible. Call 509-687-9306.

Lake Chelan Veterinary Hospital is accepting small pets for boarding. The clinic has limited space. Call 509-682-5812.

Wenatchee Valley Humane Society’s Club Pet is allowing all Level 3 Evacuation fire victims to leave their pets for free. “We’re close to capacity, but if there is space, we’ll take them,” said Dawn Davies, executive director of the Humane Society. Club Pet is next to the Humane Society, 1474 S. Wenatchee Ave. Call 888-7387.

Countryside Veterinary Clinic in Wenatchee is currently offering free boarding for small animals such as cats and dogs. Owners should bring a cage for their animals and anything it needs for care. Call 663-6542.

The Chelan County Expo Center in Cashmere is accepting large animals like horses. Owners should bring containers for water for their animals and anything else they need for care. Call 782-3232.

Omak Stampede Grounds is accepting large animals such as horses and cows for boarding. Owners should bring hay for their animals. Call 509-826-1983.

Okanogan County Fairgrounds is accepting evacuated animals, as well as room for RV parking for evacuated families with or without animals. For more information, call 846-6026.

Lost and Found Pets in Carlton Complex

A Facebook page for pets separated from their owners in the Carlton Complex fire has been established by National Disaster Animal Response and Recovery Teams. To post a found or sighted pet or to search for a pet listing, visit facebook.com/Washingtonndarrt.

 

In addition to these places, the facebook group “Chelan helps fire victims” allows those who want to help to collaborate and share what they have to offer. You can view the page here, fb.com/groups/1472017283044832/

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