(Central/Eastern Washington wildfire photos taken this week by Long Bach Nguyen)
The aerial photos by Long Bach Nguyen are dramatic enough – imagine the devastation of the fire victims on the ground, one by one, family by family. Tomorrow, a West Seattle restaurant is one of six around the city participating in a fundraiser to help, in connection with a nonprofit.
*To aid those stricken by the massive fires in Eastern Washington, local non-profit Band of Brothers NW is banding together with successful restaurants Matador, Ballard Annex Oyster House, and Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen along with the Northwest community to provide aid to the hundreds of families in need, and they’re asking the public for help. There are four ways the public can help in this effort:
*** Visit any of the four Matador locations (Ballard, West Seattle, Redmond, Tacoma), Ballard Annex Oyster House, or Kickin’ Boot Whiskey Kitchen in Ballard on August 7th where 100-percent of all sales from open to close will go directly to families affected by the massive Eastern Washington wildfires. All restaurants will also be accepting cash donations as well as gift cards for donation as well with 100-percent of all of these donations going directly to fire victims. A special guest appearance from Michael “The Wanz” Wansley the Grammy Award winning-singer of “Thrift Shop” for Macklemore will take place at Matador in Ballard where he’ll be signing autographs and taking photos with those who donate.
*** Go to www.bobnw.org to provide a monetary donation in any amount. One-hundred percent of donations to Band of Brothers NW will go directly to families affected by the devastating wildfire in Eastern Washington. Your gift enables Band of Brothers NW to provide gift cards for items such as food, water, medical supplies and other necessities following the devastating effects of the wildfires.
*** Mail gift cards to the Band of Brothers NW office at 8750 122nd Avenue Kirkland, WA 98033.
*** Use your online voice to raise awareness and let others know how you’re helping through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, etc. using the hashtag #WeCareEWFires.
…The massive fires burning in the Methow Valley, and through much of Eastern Washington, have burned more than 200,000 acres. An estimated 100 homes in towns such as Pateros, Brewster, Alta Lake and others have been destroyed, and roughly 2,000 firefighters are working in Eastern Washington communities with an additional 1,000 National Guard troops and active duty military potentially being called in to help.