The Community Foundation of NCW has received a $255,532 donation from Safeway/Albertsons that will support the Okanogan Complex and Chelan Valley Fire Relief Funds. Donations were made by customers in stores across the state to support recovery for fire victims.

“The fires this year were catastrophic and many of the victims were uninsured or don’t have the means to get back on their feet” said Beth Stipe, the Community Foundation’s executive director. “Because of the generous people of the region and with Safeway/Albertson’s providing an easy giving vehicle, we can better help those in need.”

The Community Foundation is working with several local service agencies to help hundreds of individuals and families through the recovery process, which can take several months to years. Disaster Case Managers in Twisp and Okanogan work directly with fire victims to determine their needs and match them with the resources available. Community Foundation fire relief funds are used to support the unmet needs, providing funding where no other resources are available.

“We know that recovery can take time” said Stipe. “Thanks to these gifts, we will be here for the long haul.”

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