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Inland Northwest AGC accepting donations Malden, Pine City wildfire victims

Shannon Thornton looks into the basement of her burned home on Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2020, in Malden, Washington, the day after a fast-moving wildfire swept through the town west of Rosalia.  (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

The Inland Northwest Associated General Contractors is accepting donations for those who lost their homes in the Malden and Pine City wildfires.

Donations will be accepted at Inland Northwest AGC’s office at 4935 E. Trent Ave.

Items most needed are tools and equipment, baby care and personal items, nonperishable food and duffel bags to transport donations. 

The Inland Northwest AGC also is accepting cash donations, which will be used to purchase items for families in need.

“Donations are pouring in already, but the need will continue as this community rebuilds,” Cheryl Stewart, Inland Northwest AGC’s executive director, said in a statement. “We have trucks coming from members on the West Side of the state that want to donate and we’ve had to rent a storage container to hold everything. We are working with the local community to make sure the donations get where they are needed most.”

The Inland Northwest AGC, which is the region’s largest commercial construction trade association, represents more than 300 companies in Washington state and Idaho.

This article was updated Sept. 16 to include additional information below from the Inland Northwest AGC: 

The Inland Northwest AGC had an overwhelming response from the community and along with Malden are bursting at the seams with donations, the organization said in an email.

The Inland Northwest AGC is redirecting donations to other charities in the area and across the state.

Monetary donations can be mailed to First Interstate Bank at P.O. Box 77, Rosalia, WA 99170. Checks should be made out to the Babb Road Fire Relief Coalition.