Winter brings snow and holidays, but this year some people affected by the summer’s wildfires may need help managing the two seasonal events.
Groups working on fire recovery are looking for people interested in adopting a family or household to help with snowplowing and with gifts and holiday traditions.
Many people lost all their plowing equipment in the fire, so long-term recovery groups are looking to match them up with people — particularly in the Lower Valley or Chiliwhist — who can help clear snow.
Anyone interested in helping with snowplowing should call Carlene Anders, executive director of the Brewster-Pateros Long Term Recovery Organization, at (509) 733-0318.
The groups are also looking for people interested in adopting a family for the holidays, to provide gifts for children or holiday meals. Forms for interested donors and for families interested in being adopted for the holidays are available from the disaster case managers in Twisp, Pateros and Okanogan. Call Hayley Riach at 997-2050 at Room One in Twisp, or stop by to get a form.