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A Good Problem to Have, Too Many Donations For Fire Relief

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Volunteers are calling it a good problem to have, the folks in charge at the Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan county said they just cannot accept anymore donated goods because they have nowhere to put them. Volunteers are calling it a good problem to have, the folks in charge at the Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan county said they just cannot accept anymore donated goods because they have nowhere to put them.
NBCRightNow.com - Volunteers are calling it a good problem to have, the folks in charge at the Carlton Complex Fire in Okanogan county said they just cannot accept anymore donated goods because they have nowhere to put them.

They said the stockpile is more than abundant and at this point what they really need donated is cash.

Effective immediately, physical donations of clothing, books, toys and more will no longer be accepted.

Okanogan County resources no longer have the space to store additional donations or the manpower to sort them.

Volunteers said even though they have too many donations, it is amazing to see the whole state help out.

“We’ve got stuff coming from one side of the state, from the other side of the state to the central of the state. It’s the coming together of a community,” said Principal Mike Hull from Pateros High School.

All donations currently being sorted are more than enough to cover what is needed.  They are being transported to a central location and then distributed to members of the community from there.

If you would still like to offer assistance to victims of the Carlton Complex Fire, relief volunteers said to please consider a cash donation to the American Red Cross or other local charities. You can also donate cash for fire victims at any North Cascades Bank branch.

Staff at the Red Cross said they will put out a notice only if they need a specific donation item.
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