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Generosity after the fire — where does the relief money go?

Generosity after the fire — where does the relief money go?

By Marcy Stamper

In some ways, it’s a not a bad problem to have—how do you spend money to help people in need, particularly when it keeps flowing in? But with multiple fire-relief funds springing up around the region, both the groups managing the funds and the donors are wondering how the money...

Business casual clothing donated to fire, flood victims 

Business casual clothing donated to fire, flood victims 

Women who lost their homes in the Carlton Complex Fire or the ensuing floods and mudslides may receive new designer clothing courtesy of the Heart of CAbi (Carol Anderson by Invitation) Foundation. On Saturday (Sept. 13) from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., Cindy Oliver, CAbi consultant and co-owner of the Three Bears Inn in Winthrop, will...
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...
Hank Cramer to head recovery organization; Room One fiscal sponsor

Hank Cramer to head recovery organization; Room One fiscal sponsor

By Marcy Stamper
Room One will offer temporary fiscal sponsorship of a new long-term recovery organization (LTRO) to address needs connected with recent wildfires. The Twisp-based social-service agency announced Wednesday, Aug. 6, that it would be the fiscal sponsor for a three-month period, with …
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 …

Community briefs: July 2, 2014

Community briefs: July 2, 2014

This week: Garlic harvest, wine festival, farm camp, food preservation, wildfire readiness, bowl painting, exchange students, women outdoors, planned giving and naturalization info.
Get acquainted with TwispWorks and its partners

Get acquainted with TwispWorks and its partners

Open Studio Saturdays begin at TwispWorks this Saturday (May 24) from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. Every Saturday through Aug. 30, visitors will be able to see Methow Made goods being created and visit with the artists, crafters and entrepreneurs that call TwispWorks home. Around 10 studios will be open each week, according to TwispWorks Entrepreneurship Coordinator...
News briefs: April 30, 2014

News briefs: April 30, 2014

This week: Cove’s food drive coming soon to a post office or mailbox near you, you can Help out Room One by donating on GiveBIG day, Volunteer at Shafer Museum on May 6 or read about how Snow clearing makes progress
Showing up for Room One

Showing up for Room One

Room One staffer Erin Flahive described her experiences in assisting Methow Valley residents to sign up for health care insurance during a gathering at the Lost River Winery tasting room in Seattle on March 27. Room One, the nonprofit social services agency in Twisp, hosted the event, which drew more than 40 “Methow friends and...