Volunteers Gathering to Help Taylor Bridge Fire Crews and Victims
Dozens of volunteers have stepped up to help out the victims and the firefighters who are battling the Taylor Bridge wildfire.
The American Red Cross has 30 volunteers working 12-18 hour shifts around the clock to provide supplies to everyone who needs help.
Bill Jones was vacationing in Eastern Washington before the fire broke out, but decided to help the Red Cross in this time of need.
"I've been amazed in the response from people," Jones said. "People keep coming up offering help, offering services, giving things, its been amazing."
The fire continued to burn on Wednesday and volunteers spent all day gathering bottled water, snack food and produce.
The Cle Elum Middle School was turned into a place for firefighters to get food and sleep when needed, and also acted as a place for people to drop off supplies.
Amy Alexandrou, Ellensburg, traveled up to the middle school to donate bottled water because she saw on Facebook that that's where people should bring the supplies.
"You grow up in a town like this, you know the story of the good samaritan, you get raised with something like that, you gotta put it to practice." Alexandrou said.
The American Red Cross said they are only accepting money donations at their office in Ellensburg, and that people can text "RedCross" to 90999 to donate $10 to the Taylor Bridge Fire fund.