The city has running water now and electrical power, thanks to the utility crews from Grant, Chelan, Douglas, Yakima, and Okanogan Counties. We are starting to see people come back to their homes to start cleaning up spoiled refrigerators and freezers. We are soliciting for trash bags, rubber gloves, sponges, baking soda and vinegar. The fervor has begun to die down from the initial rush and now begins the arduous process of rebuilding lives.
This is a wonderful volunteer effort! A total of 57 people have volunteered their services for one day or more: 8 from the Pateros church, 26 from the Kings Orchard church, 12 from the Cashmere church, and 9 from other churches. The total number of volunteer hours as of 7 PM, Wednesday, July 30, was 1,107.5 hours.
- Continued support for Jeff and Audrey Walter, Betty McKee, and others at the Pateros church of Christ.
- Follow-up Volunteers are needed beginning Sunday afternoon, August 3, going out from the Pateros church building, to follow up with those families that need help, especially those that have lost everything in the fire and have no insurance.
- Survey those families that lost everything, and that have no insurance, for their needs for shelter.
- Leon Jameson, from Kings Orchard church, (Laura Jameson’s son), is taking over the coordination of volunteers from the Kings Orchard church to serve at Pateros during the continuing disaster relief effort. Please offer your volunteer services to Leon at church or call him at (360)460-9426. Thank You! Mike McKee, reporting