FirstFruits Marketing Donates $20,000 to Chelan Wildfire Relief Fund
- by Melissa De Leon Chavez
YAKIMA, WA – FirstFruits Marketing recently donated $20,000 to United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties for a number of uses in supporting those that have been affected by the complex fire in Chelan, Washington.
“We’re glad we can help with the wildfire relief and are thankful owners, Ralph and Cheryl Broetje, give us this opportunity to do so,” Naomi Lule, CFO of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington and Chair of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Missions Commissions, said in a press release. “To us, this is about helping our friends and family in the community.”
According to FirstFruits, the initial response indicates that the greatest needs by those affected are for gas cards, meals, and lodging.
The generous donation will go towards assisting families, individuals, and organizations impacted by the wildfire. United Way will be using the donation to work with organizations that are assisting the fire relief, including:
- Red Cross
- Chelan Valley Hope
- Okanagan Community Action Council
- Grief Center
- Entiat Valley Community Services Foodbank
- NCW Chaplains Foundation
- Room One
The fire, whose cause is still under investigation, was 146 square miles according to reports and was 55 percent contained as of last week.
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