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Donation center established


A Colville Confederated Tribes North Star Fire Donation Center has been established at the old Okanogan Bingo Casino located at 41 Apple Way Road, Okanagan, a tribal press release said.

Volunteers are needed for the following positions:

• Inventory Clerks

• Heavy Lifters

• Stock Organizers

•Runner/Drivers to evacuation areas

The North Star Fire Donation Center will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. The following schedules have been established for volunteers:

• 8:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.

• 12:00 p.m. -4:00 p.m.

• 4:00 p.m. -8:00 p.m.

Families in need are encouraged to come to North Star Donation Center. A detailed list will be provided as items are received. Donation items will also be distributed as needed to evacuation centers for North Star Fire.

Currently the Donation Center is in need of the following (new or gently-used items only please):

• boxes and bins

• food, water, & drinks

• personal hygiene items

• toiletry items

• paper plates & utensils

• laundry detergent, dish soap, and other cleansing supplies

• blankets, pillows, cots/air up mattresses & towels

• diapers, baby and regular wipes

• kids games/toys

• socks/underclothes

• hay/horse feed, dog & cat food, water troughs

• gas vouchers, food vouchers, clothing vouchers & phone cards

• gift cards

Monetary donations can be made out to Colville Confederated Tribes and can be submitted to Alison Ball, 509-634-1106, or PO Box 150, Nespelem, WA 99155.

Please contact the Donation Center at 509-422-7500 for more information.

“Thank you to the 12 Tribes Casino Hotel for providing the space, equipment and support to help establish the North Star Fire Donation Center,” the release said.

“Thank you to all the individuals and organizations that have donated items to support the families in need.”

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