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Millions of dollars in funding still needed for recovery efforts in Okanogan County

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KHQ.COM- Long-term sustainable housing remains an issue in Okanogan county six months after the Carlton Complex Wildfire swept through leaving destruction in its wake. Lael Duncan is the Executive Director of the Okanogan County Community Action Council and she says those who lost their homes have found temporary housing but, "we have to raise millions of dollars in order to help these folks recover."

The recovery process will continue into the 2015 fire season and Duncan says right now, fundraising is a top priority and essential to getting a number of communities back on their feet.

Duncan says, " Folks can contact Community Action in Okanogan County. We're working in partnership with all of the groups throughout our county so if you donate with us, the funds will go to the victims of the fire."

Lael Duncan has been appointed to the chair of the State Advisory Council on Homelessness. She led the creation of Okanogan County's 10 year plan to end homelessness.

To find out more about the Okanogan County Community Action Council click this link: http://occac.com/

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