GOOD EVENING, I'M ROBYN NANCE, AARON HAS THE NIGHT
THE BIGGEST FIRE IN WASHINGTON'S HISTORY RAVAGED OKANOGAN
WIPING OUT HUNDREDS OF HOMES.
ALL THOSE FAMILIES ARE TRYING TO PUT THEIR LIVES
THERE IS NOW A PLACE FOR THOSE SEEKING HELP FROM THE
CARLTON COMPLEX, TO GO AS THEY RECOVER.
KXLY-FOUR'S JOHN HENDRICKS WAS IN PATEROS AND TOURED
THE NEW FACILITY.
JOHN WHAT'S IT LIKE...? ROBYN.
IT'S CALLED THE MARC.
OR MULTI-AGENCY RESOURCE CENTER.
IT'S A PLACE FOR PEOPLE TO GO TO GET FOOD, CLOTHING,
HOUSE HOLD SUPPLIES AND HELP.
IT OPENS TOMORROW MORNING.
AND IS WELCOMING NEWS AS MANY SAY THEY FEEL FEMA HAS
TURNED THEIR BACK ON THIS SMALL COMMUNITYWHO'S ASKING
That should be sweat pants
These are volunteers that are putting together basically
Costco in a very timy spot.
Pajamas go in here.
This is hopefully a place they can find something.
INSIDE THIS OLD STORE.
NATS-WHAT THEY HAVE
BOXES ARE STACKED TO THE CEILING.
NATS-WHAT THEY HAVE
FULL OF DONATIONS FOR THE PEOPLE WHO LOST THEIR HOMES
IN THE CARLTON COMPLEX.
To be able to provide them with any kind of hope what
so ever is one of the most rewarding that's been that's
been a part of this whole ordeal.
BRIAN PAINE IS A CHAPLAIN WHO HAS BEEN ORGANZING THE
IT'S A PLACE FOR ANYONE TO COME GET HELP, FOOD, HOUSE
HOLD GOODS AND ASSISTANCE IN THE WAKE OF FIRE.
We'll have seasonal items once we hit halloween and
christmas, I mean it's a long term situation.
AS THE MARC IS SET TO OPEN MONDAY.
FRUSTRATION IS GROWING WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT.
Right now there is not an answer to what the long
term housing is going to be, it's in the works, in
the planning stages but we've got people that are
going to be in great need for quite awhile.
FEMA DENIED GOVERNOR JAY INSLEE'S REQUEST FOR INDIVIDUAL
NEARLY 28-MILLION DOLLARS IN DAMAGES WERE RECORDED
TO HOMES, OUTBUILDINGS AND LOST PROPERTY.
NOT OF SEVERITY AND MAGNITUDE
THE GOVERNOR IS APPEALING.
AND THE MARC IS HELPING.
We're going to get all those costs, all those needed
items to them so we can appeal and we have to have
that in by August 26th.
THEY'RE FRANTICALLY TRYING TO FIND EVERY PERSON AFFECTED
BY THESE FIRES.
IN HOPES THE APPEAL WILL GO THROUGH.
A MAJOR CONCERN.
WINTER IN THE OKANOGAN HIGHLANDS IS JUST A FEW MONTHS
AND MANY STILL DON'T HAVE A PLACE TO LIVE.
PAINE ADDING YOU CAN SEE A SENSE OF HOPELESSNESS IN
If people don't get that needed FEMA assistance you're
going to see a lot more of that, just because we didn't
see a significant loss of life doesn't mean we might
AS VOLUNTEERS CONTINUE TO SORT CLOTHES AND STACK BOXES.
THEY SEE THE SUPPORT THE SMALL COMMUNITY HAS GOTTEN.
AND HOPE IT WILL CONTINUE AND THAT FEMA WILL SEE THEIR
NEED FOR HELP.
IF YOU HAVE DAMAGE OR LOST A HOME YOU ARE ASKED THE
CALL THE CITY OF PATEROS AND REPORT IT FOR THE FEMA
AS FOR THE MARC.
THEY SAY THEY NEED WEEK-DAY VOLUNTEERS TO HELP RUN
REPORTING IN THE STUDIO TONIGHT.