Eagle Creek Wildfire – How to Help
My fellow Portlanders and Oregon residents–
You’ve probably been following the tragedy that’s been going on in the Columbia River Gorge this weekend. There’s a monstrosity of a wildfire caused by a 15-year old that is destroying the beauty and history of the area. There are lots of wildfires burning around the area, most caused by lightning, but it hurts more when it’s a man-made disaster. The damage is up to 10,000 acres as of September 5, 2017 at noon.
People are evacuating their homes and the fire crews are doing what they can to protect the lodge at Multnomah Falls. If you’re like me, you’ve been wondering what you can do to help. We haven’t heard much, but it was recently reported that the Eagle Creek fire crews need bottled water.
If you’d like to make a donation, you can drop off bottled water at 234 SW Kendall Ave., Troutdale, OR 97060.
Edit 9/5/17 @ 1:14pm: Bottled water is no longer needed. The Hood River Sheriff’s office said anyone interested in volunteering or donating can call 541-387-7035.