If you are looking to help and donate in this great cause, here is the information that can help you:

The Holiday Inn in Ellensburg at 1620 Canyon Road is currently taking material donations for all fire victims on behalf of American Red Cross. They’re calling this the “Community Closet”.

All victims of the fire can come to the Holiday Inn in Ellensburg 24 hours a day, seven days a week to get what they may need.

The Holiday Inn is taking any and all donations or items. Immediate needs include, but not limited to: shoes, infant needs, formula, diapers, clothing, blankets, pillows, coats, shoes and personal hygiene items.

Call Brittany at Holiday Inn in Ellensburg 1-509-962-9400 for more info.

You can also donate to help with the animals. Please contact Ellensburg Animal Hospital for Dr. Fuller 1-509-925-2833



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Along with all the people displaced by the fire, hundreds if not thousands of animals have also been left homeless, including hundreds of pets. Marian Flory with Yakima Valley Pet Rescue says they're looking for foster homes, as people staying at shelters aren't allowed to keep pets. Flores says Yakima Valley Pet Rescue is also looking for donations for the livestock being housed at the Kittitas County Fairgrounds. Flory says more than 400 animals are being cared for at the fairgrounds.

Flory says they're looking for stuff like hay, halters and lead ropes, for example. Donors can take those items directly to the Kittitas County Fairgrounds in Ellensburg. Those interested in fostering a pet can contact the Yakima Valley Pet Rescue message line at 248-3113 or visit the web page yvpr.org.