Paradise Goes up in Flames

Paradise goes up in flames

Here is new list of items needed by people in Grant County who lost homes and belongings in the Canyon Creek Complex fire, updated August 25.

COOKING SUPPLIES: propane camp stoves, small propane bottles, pots and pans, silverware, glasses, bowls, condiments (ketchup, mustard, mayo, salt and pepper, sugar), cooking oil, coolers, garbage bags, can openers

TOOLS: pitch forks, handles for hand tools, shovels,  rope, axes, splitting mauls, hoes, chainsaws, scoop shovel, pick head axe, weed eaters, loppers, hand tools, power tools

CLEANUP AND REBUILDING: generators, tarps, construction grade extension cords with multi splitters, posthole diggers, wheelbarrows, hoses, sprinklers, safety glasses. Some home owners lost their outbuildings as well and need access to hammers, screwdrivers, fencing pliers, etc. to start rebuilding their lives.

BASIC NEEDS AND THE LITTLE THINGS: first aid kits, band aids, lawn chairs, air mattress pump, lint rollers, light bulbs, universal phone chargers, storage totes, batteries, gas cans, motor oil, large water storage, ratchet straps, duct tape, masking tape

The Grant County Fairgrounds is receiving donations of materials and supplies. Please contact Mary Weaver at 541-575-1900 for items to donate. The Fairgrounds Relief Center Facebook page is the best source for lists of current needs: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairgrounds-Relief-Center/1602176766737761?fref=ts

John Day Fire

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Our hearts and thoughts are with friends and neighbors in John Day and Canyon City who are showing amazing strength and resiliency in the face of a wildfire that still threatens and is burning out of control.

There are many ways you can help.

A Community Fire Relief Fund has been established by the Old West Federal Credit Union. All proceeds will go directly to family relief and is managed locally. Donors can contribute to a general fund or indicate a particular family or agency as a designee. Deposits can be made directly by going to the credit union or by mailing the donation to Old West Federal Credit Union, Community Relief Fund, 650 West Main Street, John Day, OR 97845, or calling 541-575-0264. For additional information go to www.oldwestfcu.org

The Grant County Fairgrounds is receiving donations of materials and supplies. Please contact Mary Weaver at 541-575-1900 for items to donate. The Fairgrounds Relief Center Facebook page is the best source for lists of current needs: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Fairgrounds-Relief-Center/1602176766737761?fref=ts

As of Wednesday evening, August 19, some of these items included hoses, sprinklers, hand held walkie talkies, universal phone chargers, laptop cords for both hp and dell, dust masks, power tools, chainsaws, wheelbarrows, coolers, storage totes, batteries, generators, tarps, construction grade extension cords with multi splitters, gas cans. tools (some home owners lost their outbuildings as well and need access to hammers, screwdrivers, pliers, etc. to start rebuilding their lives).

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