Firefighters offer Ways to Help.

“When you want to help….

In a time of crisis people naturally want to reach out and help.  We appreciate those efforts and have a few suggestions for you to consider.

Most appreciated by firefighters:

●       Thank you notes and banners

●       Donations to local recovery efforts

●       Donations to Wildland Firefighter Foundation:  http://www.wffoundation.org

Other ideas:

●       Join or support your local fire department or emergency organizations- they appreciate your generosity since they are the first responders in many cases.

●       Donate to local charitable organizations like the Red Cross.

●       Donate to local food banks, which sometimes get forgotten when fires impact a community.

●       Create and maintain a defensible space around your home!  Give emergency responders and yourself a safe area to defend your home in or retreat to, if necessary.

Note: Fire camps cannot accept food items due to health and federal contract regulations.  We feed our assigned fire crews three meals a day plus snacks.”

Information copied with slight modifications from this NWCC Blog post on Southern Oregon Fires August 24,2018

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Photo of Klondike Fire in southern Oregon. Clicking on the photo will take you to the Inciweb site, A great resource for large fire information. Clicking on the photo will take you to the Inciweb site, A great resource for large fire information.
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Loss of Baby Comstock

Help with Baby Comstock Funeral and Family expenses during this time.

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On July 18, 2018, little four month old Finlee Andrew Comstock died unexpectedly and suddenly, leaving his parents Derek and Palace in total shock and grief, with no money for funeral or burial.

Through Generous donations , so far enough money has been raised to cover funeral costs. The donation request continues to help the family deal with lost wages etc. during this time.

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https://www.gofundme.com/derek-and-palace-face-tradegy

Also an account has been setup at a local bank for those of you who do not like GoFundMe because of the fees they take out.

And for locals near Dallesport, WA, the local all volunteer Fire Department will be hosting a Spaghetti Dinner as a fundraiser. Little Finlee’s father Derek is a volunteer Firefighter in the Department in Dallesport. This will be Saturday, August 4, 5-9 PM

At the Dallesport Fire Department, 630 Central Blvd., Dallesport, WA, 98617

BIDDING AUCTION FOR RECOVERY EFFORTS FOLLOWING WASHINGTON WILDFIRES, ONLY 2 HOURS LEFT!

ALL of these photos are part of a BIDDING AUCTION TO HELP WITH RECOVERY EFFORTS FOLLOWING WASHINGTON WILDFIRES…. The auction ends today, September 20, Sunday… at 7:00 pm PST

Here is a link to the Facebook page the auction is on, you do have to have a Facebook account to join in, and you must join the group to bid:

Auction for Survivors of WA Wildfires

after joining, go to THIS ALBUM PAGE to see all the photos available for bidding!

Auction Items Album Page to help those who lost homes to the fires

and join in the fun!   There is only a very short time left however… less than THREE HOURS!

Here are samples of all photos  #Auction4Wildfires

Successful Art For Oso Photography Auction Fundraiser

Art For Oso photography auction on Facebook

 

ROUND 2 CLOSED. ROUND #3 COMING SOON!  Successful Facebook based Photography Auction Fundraiser to benefit the mudslide recovery process in Oso and Darrington, Washington.  This fast growing grassroots event started by Justin Kraemer on Facebook, has grown to a group of over 1500 in just over a week, with other volunteers stepping up to the plate very quickly to help organize and do behind the scenes data entry.  Round one started as a Facebook event, with 170 photos donated by many people in the area, and accumulated bids of $8,500. 100% of proceeds were donated directly into the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation fund set up for mudslide relief in the local Arlington Bank. (link below).

Round two was a  Group based fundraising effort on Facebook for better tracking and control,  a new Group called Art For Oso was set up just for the Fundraiser, and can be found in a link below called Art For Oso Group page.  Many  local Pros such as Aaron Reed in round 1 auction), and Gary Randall, Kevin McNeal, and Darren White (in round 2),  as well as many very talented hobbyists from around the PNW, donated 1-2 prints, (some on metal or canvas, some as prints,)  and we auctioned 146  prints of great quality.  Round 2 ran from APRIL 4 AT 6 PM PST through APRIL 7 at 9 PM PST  and raised over  $13,580 in addition to previous $8,500

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Art for Oso Facebook page, click on photo to go to group in a new tab

Art for Oso Facebook page, click on photo to go to group in a new tab

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This link is for the youcaring.com website link for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation emergency fund for Oso, Washington

Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation Fundraiser website.  People will pay directly into this fund, not through this group or administrators.

youcaring.com website link for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation emergency fund for Oso, Washington

click on the photo for the youcaring.com website link for the Cascade Valley Hospital Foundation emergency fund for Oso, Washington

 

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Facebook link for the Photo Album from the Round 2 Auction in Art For Oso

This link is for the Facebook photo album from Round 2, and can still be viewed to give you an idea of how this works.  Bidding however has been closed.

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Below are images snipped from the album of 146 images, for those who are not on Facebook and yet are curious what images are being auctioned!

Click on any image to see it larger.  To see the album itself you need to be on Facebook and click on the links above

Click on any image to see it larger. To see the album itself you need to be on Facebook and click on the links above

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#530slidephotographyauction  #artforoso  #osostrong
 

Thank you,  volunteer staff member Darlisa Black  www.starlisa.net

 

A Plea for Help for my Niece who is Ill and Broke Down Far from Home

a photo by my other niece Christee Kyte of My wonderful niece Erin Kyte Huerta,


and her husband Melecio drove up to Washington from Utah to visit my sister.  Both mother and daughter have very bad health problems but really needed to see each other.  Erin had just purchased a used car, and when they left here to travel back to Utah the van broke down in the Blue Mountains, and was towed from LaGrande, Oregon back to Pendleton where the van stayed at a shop.  The vehicle is supposedly under warrenty, but the company is really dragging their heels, insisting the van will have to be looked at by their own mechanics in Utah.  Erin had just enough to rent a car for a few days and come back to White Salmon to her mom’s house where we are struggling to find a way to get her back home before she loses her job.  Money is a huge issue… the mechanic in Pendleton wants $2000 to even begin work on the Transmission problem, and estimates $4000 to fix it. It is supposed to be under Warrenty but the warrenty company in Utah is refusing to honor it until the mechanic tears it apart to verify the problem.  Bus tickets are more than we can scrape up, and leave us with the problem of what to do with her dog as well as all her stuff.
THIS BLUE LINK GOES TO HER PAYPAL ACCOUNT WITH A DONATE PAGE…. EVEN IF YOU HAVE NO PAYPAL ACCOUNT YOU CAN CLICK DOWN AT THE BOTTOM FOR NON MEMBERS TO USE A CREDIT CARD

MY LOVELY NIECE ERIN IS ILL AND BROKE DOWN AND NEEDS HELP. CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE DONATION PAGE FOR ERIN KYTE HUERTA

Erin is a youngster by my standards… only 36 years old, and has to wear Oxygen all the time and haul a condensor around with her everywhere she goes.  She has a disease called Pulmonary Hypertension, which she was told is Terminal… and so far she has been continuing to work at her job with a trucking company in Utah in order to make ends meet and keep a home. Being trapped here with the money used up is being very stressful!

So….. this is a plea.  If you can help her out at all the above donate button is linked directly to HER Paypal account (not mine) .  Also if you happen to be in the White Salmon area and would be interested in adopting a sweet but somewhat hyper young dog that is a cross between Black Lab and Border Collie, please contact us!  Erin’s email is hotrodcutie@gmail.com

and in her own words:
“I don’t like asking for money, but, in thiis case I really need all the help I can get. I decieded to make a trip to Washington to see my mom, family, friends, etc. And in the process of going home. My POS van broke down. I have a dog border collie-lab mix. Her name is Brandy. The only amount of money is just about the amount to get me on a bus. In which case I have to abandon my dog, in hopes to save my job and my husbands job. Yes, I do have pulmonary arterial hypertension. I have verry little energy as, this lung disease knock’s it right out of me. And with the stress of not knowing if I can get back to my job ok, has me with very little energy. Not to mention it is bad on my heart failure. If you can help, please do so. Anything will be appreciated. Thank you. ”

UPDATE:

THANK YOU ALL FOR THE DONATIONS THAT HAVE BEEN COMING IN!  SO FAR WE HAVE GOTTEN OVER $300, AND IT IS POSSIBLE WE MIGHT GET ENOUGH MONEY THEY CAN RENT A UHAUL AND DOLLY TO HAUL THE TRUCK BACK TO THE DEALERSHIP… THEY ONLY BOUGHT THE VAN 2 WEEKS AGO!