FirstFruits Marketing of Washington Donates to Chelan Wildfire Relief Fund
YAKIMA, Wash.; September 8, 2015- FirstFruits Marketing of
Washington recently donated $20,000 to help support those affected
by the Chelan complex fire in Chelan, Washington. The
donation was made to United Way of Chelan and Douglas Counties and
will be used to assist families, individuals, and organizations
impacted by the wildfire.
"We're glad we can help with the wildfire relief and are
thankful owners, Ralph and Cheryl Broetje, give us this opportunity
to do so," said Naomi Lule, CFO of FirstFruits Marketing of
Washington and chair of FirstFruits Marketing of Washington
Missions Commissions. "To us, this is about helping our
friends and family in the community."
According to news reports, the 146-square-mile Chelan complex
fire burned all the way to Chelan city limits and destroyed
businesses and homes even as far as the southern shore. As of
last week, the fire was 55 percent contained. The cause of
the fire is still under investigation.
United Way will be using the donation by FirstFruits to work
with the following organizations on fire relief: Red Cross,
Chelan Valley Hope, Okanagan Community Action Council, Grief
Center, Entiat Valley Community Services Foodbank, NCW Chaplains
Foundation and Room One. The initial response indicates the
greatest needs are for gas cards, meals and lodging.