If you are looking to donate, either money or supplies to help the wildfire victims in Eastern Washington, here are a few good ways to help:
Veteran's Community Response (VCR) - a group of SVFD firefighters and combat vets - is collecting donations for firefighters, fire victims and animals 8/24 and 8/25 from 8 - 5 in the Station 8 parking lot (2120 N. Wilbur Rd). They will be delivering donated items directly to the fires in Omak, Stevens County and Kamiah. A list of items is posted on the Northwest Beyond the Yellow Ribbon facebook page. Here is an updated list of firefighters needs: leather gloves, bar oil for chain saws, hand wipes, AA & AAA batteries, yellow helmets, headlamps, flashlights, ribbon taping, toilet paper and GeoMac gear (software).
Washington State Combined Fund Drive's Wildfire Relief Center- The Combined Fund Drive has put together a special campaign involving current CFD member charities that have provided written account of their efforts on the ground. http://www.cfd.wa.gov/cfd/CFD-Wildfire-Relief-Center.aspx
Wildfire Relief Fund - Q13 Cares, along with its partners the Seattle Seahawks, Albertsons and Safeway, will be collecting cash donations for those affected by the Washington wildfires. It’s easy to do:Go to any Albertsons or Safeway statewide and contribute at the check stand.
United Way Wildfire Relief Fund - http://www.uwcdc.org/
Red Cross - People can help by donating to Red Cross Disaster Relief by visiting redcross.org, calling 1-800-RED CROSS or texting the word REDCROSS to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations to Disaster Relief will be used to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from disasters big and small. We respond to nearly 70,000 other disasters every year, from home fires to hurricanes and more. Learn more about how Disaster Relief donations have helped people affected by previous disasters including home fires.