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LOCAL FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY COLLABORATION

Walla Walla, WA –   Local charities are working together to coordinate relief, grants, events, information, and referrals to ensure that the people who most need assistance due to the flood get help.  Blue Mountain Action Council, SonBridge, Helpline, American Red Cross (Tri-cities office), United Way of the Blue Mountains and Blue Mountain Community Foundation, along with Walla Walla County Emergency Services Department, are meeting regularly to share information and provide support to local communities.   Resources are already making their way to the people affected by the flood, primarily through local nonprofit organizations.

Both Blue Mountain Community Foundation and United Way have established special funds to contribute to Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery.   Checks may be written to either organization’s name and earmarked for “Flood Disaster”.   Both organizations suggest that people designate on their check the community, town or county where they wish their support to go. 

To contribute online, visit www.bluemountainfoundation.org or www.uwbluemt.org and click on the Donate Now button.  Type in “Flood” and the special fund will appear. 

Blue Mountain Community Foundation recently awarded Waitsburg Christian Church $1000 for their extensive and immediate flood relief and recovery actions from its Flood Relief and Recovery Fund.

United Way of the Blue Mountains has allocated a total of $30,000 to Columbia, Walla Walla, and Umatilla counties to support recovery efforts from the historic 2020 floods. 100% of additional donations earmarked for flood relief will be allocated to recovery efforts through the Disaster Fund.

For more information contact Kari Isaacson, Executive Director, BMCF at 509-529-4371 or Christy Lieuallen, Executive Director, UWBMT at 509-529-1183.