Wildfires…Here’s how you can help….


Notice ash on your car today? Smokey skies? Can you smell it in the air? There are a LOT of fires right now. If you, your kids, your school or your family would like to do something, here are a few ways to help:

You can send notes to the firefighters:

Dept. of Natural Resources Jolly Mountain Firefighter Camp 381 Masterson Rd.  Cle Elum, WA. 98922

There are currently people staying at the local Red Cross Shelter in Cle Elum at the Putnam Centennial Center. They said no baked goods but you can deliver or send whatever you want. The people at the Center are working closely with Red Cross. 

Putnam Centennial Center 719 E. 3rd.  Cle Elum, WA. 98922

Here is incident information that is public so you can see whats going on in the different areas: 
https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/5496/


**Here is the find a shelter link from red cross:

http://www.redcross.org/get-help/disaster-relief-and-recovery-services/find-an-open-shelter

 
Some of the shelters shown on the map may be operated by partner agencies and are not Red Cross shelters. American Red Cross services, including food and shelter, are …

**Donation information for Red Cross. It basically goes into their general fund then gets channeled to where they decide. Typical but if you want you can chose your local office by zip code. This one is Ellensburg, WA. 

https://www.redcross.org/donate/donation

 
Donate here to the American Red Cross fund of your choice including disaster relief, your local Red Cross, or wherever the need is greatest.

**DNR website. More of the same on Wildland firefighting. 

http://www.dnr.wa.gov/programs-and-services/wildfire-resources

 
We are Washington state’s largest on-call fire department. Our 1,300 permanent and temporary employees fight fires on more than 13 million acres of private and state …

**Local fire dept also working on the fires: Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue KVFR.

http://www.kvfr.org

 
Kittitas Valley Fire and Rescue provides fire and ambulance service in central Washington

Please note the information above is always evolving as conditions change.

Thanks to a very helpful Seattle Firefighter for helping gather this info! 

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Angela is a wife, mama to three little ones and a lifelong Washington State resident. Besides facilitating the NW Healthy Mama website, she loves being involved in her kids’ school, hiking with her girlfriends, growing all the things, writing, reading and taking photos.

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