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No donations needed for Nakia Creek Fire, Clark County relief agencies say

By , Columbian staff reporter

Though the Nakia Creek Fire has prompted the evacuation of thousands of residents from their homes, the Clark Regional Emergency Services Agency and the American Red Cross of Southwest Washington are asking that people do not donate goods at this time.

“While we appreciate people’s generosity, there is not a need for donated items at this point,” Red Cross Cascades said in a tweet Sunday evening.

“We’re really trying to encourage people not to donate goods,” said Eric Frank, public information officer and outreach coordinator at CRESA.

Currently, there is no place to store donated goods and as the fire continues to shift, that impacts where donated goods could be stored, according to Frank. If people do want to donate, he urges them to reach out to the local food bank.

Nakia Creek Fire

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If people do want to show their support, CRESA urges individuals to donate directly to the Clark County Food Bank and the Wildland Firefighter Foundation. The organization is currently working to find locations where thank you cards and signs can be dropped off, as well.

For more information visit cresa911.org/blog.

Columbian staff reporter