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Update: Donations collected in Spokane Valley for fire victims

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Veteran's Community Response is a local team of firefighters and veterans that works to better the community. Veteran's Community Response is a local team of firefighters and veterans that works to better the community.
SPOKANE VALLEY, Wash. -

Update: Veteran's Community Response have begun packing much needed support to victims of the fires and firefighters trying to extinguish them. The shipment is set to leave for Okanogan, Omak, and Tonasket early Wednesday.

Veteran's Community Response says they will collect donations for one more day on Wednesday, August 26. Donations will be accepted from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Spokane Valley Fire Department station 8 parking lot located at 2120 North Wilbur.

They say they do not have an updated list of needs for those in Republic, but should have a revised list on their Facebook page sometime Tuesday night. You can visit their Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/NWbeyondtheyellowribbon

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Wildfires around the Inland Northwest have hit communities in every corner of the region, and now some local veterans are pitching in to help the victims.

Veteran's Community Response is a local team of firefighters and veterans that works to better the community. The founder, Darrin Coldiron, says community service is a huge part of their effort.

Their team spent Monday collecting donations outside the Spokane Valley Fire Department (2120 N Wilbur Rd).

"Keeping our nation and humanity strong is about helping each other out," Coldiron said. "And it's a lot of fun."

Their crew has gathered specific items that crews called for, including water, blankets, and footwear.

They will be collecting donations on Tuesday as well from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m..

The Carlton Complex Long Term Recovery Group has also come to the aid of victims this year. The past year they've led the recovery effort after the Carlton Complex Fire.

They say the number 1 need is financial donations, and the easiest way is to make them through the website below. You can select which fire's victims you would like to donate to.

https://cfncw.smalldognet.com/erp/donate/list

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