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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Helping neighbors and beyond


October 22, 2020

St. John Rural Relief's Board President Shantyl McGuire, left, collects the $10,000 matching funds donation from Community Pride Senior Living Oct. 12 from Community Pride's manager, Erin Addison. The check also included $729 in Community Pride staff donations.

ST. JOHN - After the Labor Day firestorm left many of their neighbors homeless and with only the clothes on their back, donations of needed items flooded into town.

To manage the outpouring, citizens of St. John created St. John Rural Relief.

"It's been absolutely incredible to be a part of this," said Amanda Webb, board vice president of the non-profit group.

"We are volunteers coordinating the generosity of many to help those recently affected by wildfire in Malden and Pine City," according to the group's Facebook page.

After the fires, donations poured in and space to store them was p...

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