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Wildfire fund passes $200,000


October 8, 2020

From left to right: John Bartels (Columbia Bank), Eric Fejearn (United Way), John and Cindy Bryant (No-Li Brewhouse), Kris Finch and Karissa Schlosser (United Way)

PULLMAN - United Way of Whitman County received widespread community support for the Babb Road/Malden Wildfire Relief and Recovery Fund. The fund recently topped $200,000 due to more than 900 individual donations.

"The outpouring of support on both the local and national levels has been overwhelming," said Karissa Schlosser, Chair of the United Way Wildfire Fund Task Force. "We are so fortunate to live in a community that takes care of its neighbors."

The Babb Road fire destroyed 121 homes in Malden and Pine City as well as eight commercial/city properties and 94 other structures. Many of...

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