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Groups coordinating to handle fire recovery

Groups coordinating to handle fire recovery

By Marcy Stamper
At least three full-time disaster case managers will be hired to help people displaced by the fire get one-on-one assistance for their most urgent needs. The Community Foundation of North Central Washington is investing $100,000 from its general fund to pay for the specialists. They will be located in Twisp at...
Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

Local groups begin making plans for long-term recovery

By Marcy Stamper
Although hundreds of people are still literally digging out from the devastation of the wildfire—and firefighters still working to control it—a network of individuals and organizations has begun building a network for longer-term recovery. Some 40 people from local social-service agencies, …
Managing help for victims is a huge task

Managing help for victims is a huge task

By Marcy Stamper

Experts in managing emergencies such as a massive wildfire know they have to be prepared for collateral events that radiate out from the central crisis. “The donations are …

Red Cross action team ready to respond

Red Cross action team ready to respond

By Laurelle Walsh

Six Methow Valley residents have trained with the American Red Cross and are the area’s new Twisp-based Disaster Action Team.

Wendy Braden, Sheila Brandenburg, Kay MacCready, Heather Smith, and Renee and John Szenasi just finished Red Cross casework training and Emergency Response Vehicle training in order to …

Emergency response coalition being developed for valley

Emergency response coalition being developed for valley

By Laurelle Walsh
An effort to coordinate a network of volunteers into the Coalition of Emergency Response, a group that would support local firefighters on …