Social Media Playing Major Factor in Taylor Bridge Fire Support
Facebook and Twitter have been overwhelmed this week with people talking about the Taylor Bridge Fire.
People are using the sites to stay on top of details, promote donations to Red Cross and organize supply drop-offs to help victims and firefighters.
Katy Clawson, West Richland, said she was motivated by what she saw on Facebook, and decided to help out.
"I am organizing a 5k race to benefit the victims of this devastating fire," Clawson said. "Just seeing the pictures that they put on Facebook...just really inspired me to do something."
Pictures have been posted all over the internet of the devastation caused by the wildfire.
Steve Bisig, Ellensburg, is a professional photographer and firefighter in East Pierce County, he said people looking at his photos and making comments are encouraging.
"Your audience is so much bigger and you get immediate feedback," Bisig said. "With that feedback, it's very inspiring to keep wanting to do more."
Twitter is filled with #TaylorBridgeFire comments and there have been many event pages setup to help people impacted by the fire.
For more information on the 5k run, you can email Katy Clawson at katyLC1325@hotmail.com