The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery (OCLTRG) is seeking local volunteers for Make A Difference Day on Oct. 22. 

Make A Difference Day is one of the largest annual days of service nationwide. Volunteers from around the nation come together with a common mission of improving the lives of others.

This goal of this one-day event in Okanogan and Chelan counties is helping fire survivors from the 2014 and 2015 wildfires.

Priority projects are winterizing travel trailers for people who lost their homes in the fires and are still living without a home. Brush clean-up and fencing projects are also on the list.

All building materials will be on site. The recovery group is seeking volunteers who have skills such as carpentry, or people who simply want to lend a hand.

Volunteers should register as individuals or groups by Monday (Oct. 17). Registration forms can be found at some local churches and a few retailers around the county or by contacting Carlene Anders at, or calling (509) 733-0318 or (509) 449-3235.

Volunteers in the southern part of the county — Brewster, Pateros, Methow, Carlton, Twisp, Winthrop and Chelan areas — will meet in Pateros in the parking lot of the old Carlton Complex Distribution Center at 8:30 a.m. on Oct. 22.