Our thoughts for a community impacted by wildfires

This has been such a painful past few days. The wildfires have had a devastating impact on so many in Oregon and across the West. We keep all of the families and businesses affected in our thoughts. Thank you to all of the firefighters and first responders for their round the clock efforts. We have been encouraged by the heartwarming sight of community volunteers coming together to help their neighbors amidst all the images of destruction. 

In so many ways we are seeing the best in our communities and neighbors as we face this catastrophe. We know the need is overwhelming, we are trying to do our small part to assist by providing all of our colleagues paid time off to help in any way they feel they can and matching all colleague donations to the Red Cross Cascades Region to help those affected.

If you wish to donate to help, act now. Below are links to two non-profit organizations currently helping the lives of Oregonians.

Red Cross Cascades Region
Be sure and designate “Western Wildfires” or “Local Red Cross Chapter

Salvation Army Cascade Division:

Our hearts go out to those who are dealing with after-effects of the devastation or remain on alert for evacuation. While many are dealing with the unimaginable, know your communities are behind you.

-Craig Wanichek