Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Helping out those affected by the Wallow Fire in eastern Arizona

This is from an email plea from Andrei Cherny, Chair of the Arizona Democratic Party, but this is something that goes beyond partisanship (I'll save that stuff for the next post :) ).

The email -

The Wallow Fire is now the second largest wildfire in state history. Residents in eastern Arizona communities are being evacuated and displaced into shelters and other areas of the state. They are losing their homes and in many cases, their livelihoods.

We may feel helpless as we watch the Wallow Fire tear through these beloved communities, but there are things we can do to help, right now. The Arizona Democratic Party is launching a donation drive for displaced residents who lack basic necessities. This week, we are extending the hours at AZ Dem state headquarters so people can drop off items during the day or in the evenings after they leave work. Items can also be dropped off at Pima County and Coconino County Democratic Party headquarters. The first delivery of donated items will be this weekend, but we will continue to collect donations throughout next week. Details below:
WHAT: Donation drive for victims of the Arizona wildfires.

Phoenix -- Arizona Democratic Party headquarters, 2910 N. Central Ave.; 9 a.m.-8 p.m. today through Friday, and 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon-Fri next week.

Tucson -- Pima County Democratic Party headquarters, 4639 E. First St., Tucson; 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Mon-Fri

Flagstaff -- Coconino County Democratic Party headquarters, 201 E. Birch, Suite A (Historic Ice House); 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Mon-Fri.


• Gatorade (Liquid or powder)

• Bottled water

• Non-perishable snacks

• Soap

• Lip balm

• Razors

• Toothpaste

• Toothbrushes

• Toothbrush covers

• Floss

• Lotion

• Shampoo

• Conditioner

• Baby wipes

• Breathing masks

Let's show our fellow Arizonans that they aren't alone during this challenging time. We are all in this together. Thank you for helping out.

Andrei Cherny
Chair, Arizona Democratic Party

The latest update on the fire from the Arizona Republic is here.

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