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How you can help the wildfire victims

James Udell sits in a recliner chair on Sunday, July 20, 2014,  given to him by aid station workers after he lost his home on Thursday to a wildfire near Brewster, Wash. (Tyler Tjomsland / The Spokesman-Review)

KHQ plans to help victims of the wildfires in north-central Washington communities by accepting financial donations as well as nonperishable food and gently used clothing all day on Monday.

The Apple Valley chapter of the Red Cross has set up emergency shelters and is providing supplies for the dozens of families displaced by the wildfires in the Pateros and Brewster area.

KHQ will staff a collection point from 5 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Monday at the back door entrance to the station on Adams Street. The station is located at 1201 W. Sprague Ave., but KHQ staff said the Adams street side of the facility will be the collection point. Financial donations will go to the Red Cross while other items will be handled by the Salvation Army.

Shelters have been set up at Chelan High School, at Cornerstone Christian Fellowship Church in Omak, at First Baptist Church in Leavenworth and at the Winthrop Barn Auditorium in Winthrop.

The Washington State Animal Response Team is set up at Chelan High School to help care for small animals.

• Emergency donations can be made to American Red Cross Disaster Relief.

• Donations can be directed by noting the Apple Valley Chapter based in Wenatchee.

• Visit or call (800) REDCROSS.