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By Jana Mathia
Whitman County Gazette 

Civic groups see drop in members, not a drop in the need for service


November 12, 2020

COLFAX — In the wake of the devastation of the Labor Day fires, there was an outpouring of aid for the surrounding region.

Civic clubs were the first to step up to assist in the response. The groups have the structure in place to accept donated items and money, and begin channeling it to the people in need. While the gears began to move for the large charities and relief organizations, friends and neighbors, through groups such as the Lions and Eagles, were already providing aid to the victims.

“We just happened to be organized enough to get this off the ground immediately,” Barb Bo...

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