You can help! Restaurants including Matador in The Junction to donate proceeds to Eastern Washington fire victims tomorrow

(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.

The announcement:

*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 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.

6 Replies to "You can help! Restaurants including Matador in The Junction to donate proceeds to Eastern Washington fire victims tomorrow"

  • West Seattle Hipster August 6, 2014 (5:15 pm)

    I challenge the citizens of West Seattle to step up and help those who are truly in need through no fault of their own. These folks in many cases lost everything, and are in desperate need.

    West Seattle has been very generous to illegal campers and squatters in the past, so the generosity and money is there. Lets help those who are truly “down on their luck”.

  • let them swim August 6, 2014 (5:35 pm)

    This is fantastic. We are planning to move to Chelan upon retirement, and I just returned today. Personal property donations (ie, clothes etc.) are so high from through-out the country,that they are now asking for only cash donations. Carlton fire complex has all ready had looting to vacant homes. Scumbags at its’ lowest. The Carlton fire is over 250,000 acres just by itself. If anyone is interested in updated info go to website. As of last nite Chelan had the worst air pollution of the entire state.

  • rob August 6, 2014 (7:41 pm)

    This is a great thing to do. These people are going through hell. But can you imaginen how long and big these fires burned before we new how to put them out

  • Foodie August 7, 2014 (6:32 am)

    Does Matador have a take out menu?

  • Lindsay August 7, 2014 (4:51 pm)

    Too bad you can’t take kids to matador, that would open it up to a much larger population if WS residents.

  • Cathy jaramillo August 7, 2014 (4:53 pm)

    Kudos to Matador. We should all go and support them with a margarita and chips. Seriously thou, we should support a local business that obviously cares about people and their community.

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