Information about helping communities affected by the wildfires

9.8.2020: We are thinking of everyone in the area affected by the recent devastating wildfires. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone that was affected by the fires. We thought Habitat supporters might want to know how they could help and have put together this initial list of first responders working on the scene in the affected communities. Keep checking back on our social media and website at for updates on how you can help.
United Way of Whitman County has set up an emergency fund to help support those impacted by the fires in Whitman County.
Although this is a developing situation, their funding will be prioritized supporting the families and individuals displaced by the fires. United Way will manage this fund and disbursements with zero administrative fees and they will continue to update the community on how these funds are used. Please share and donate! #LiveUnited
Colfax Eagles are accepting donations in Colfax, Moscow and Lewiston, please see their Facebook page for what they are collecting. All donations will be picked up Saturday the 12th for distribution. Yesterday alone the Colfax Eagles were able to donate 10 cases of water, 200 bowls of soup, 100 brats, 48 cookies and 50 bags of chips to fire fighters, volunteers and displaced families yesterday.
Rosalia Lions Club is encouraging donations to any First Interstate Bank in the Rosalia Lions Club fire relief fund. They will be working on getting money into hands within the next 24 hours and request you share their post from their Facebook page. They are also accepting donations sent to the Rosalia Lions Club, fire fund PO Box 364, Rosalia Wa 99170. Information about donating online is in the works, keep checking their page for more information. They also report that local churches are taking donations of clothing and household items.
American Red Cross Northwest Region is also working in the area and assisting families. Please check out their Facebook page for more information. A recent post states, “For the safety of our shelter residents and workers, the Red Cross is *unable to accept material donations* of any kind right now. Due to increased safety measures for COVID-19, storing, sorting, cleaning and distributing donated items could be especially risky. If you wish to support our work, please consider donating at Your gift is a commitment to helping people affected by disasters big and small.”
Palouse Habitat will continue to use our social media platforms to share information and community resources available. If you have any other information to share, please email or call the office at 208-883-8502.