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After disaster, goodwill flows

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The devastation brought by the Carlton Complex fires, and the human suffering left behind, has provoked us. Such a spontaneous outpouring of generosity has rarely been seen here. There is nothing like it in our memory.

So many people want to help their neighbors in need, it speaks well for our regional character. The needs surely are great — more than 150 homes destroyed, over 1,000 people “with nowhere to go,” said Okanogan County Sheriff Frank Rogers, and presumably many more scattered among friends and relatives in neighboring towns. Power outages and road closures exacerbate the crisis. So many rise up to help, to do for others what they would have others do for them, the collective good of the human spirit is much in evidence. Many are inspired. Many are moved to act.

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