Photo credit: Taylor Bridge Fire Help Facebook Page

Helping out the victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire

As most of you may now know, there is a wildfire devastating parts of Kittitas County, near the Cle Elum area. Even though the Greenway Trust’s main office is located in downtown Seattle, our hearts are in Kittitas County as our friends on the eastern side of the Mountains to Sound Greenway struggle to cope with their losses, big and small.

In the past few days, we have been following the stories coming out of this fire- how community members are coming together to help one another at this difficult time. It’s a beautiful thing in a time of tragedy.

With the fire only 33% contained as of this post, it is far from over. The fire rages on and people continue to worry about their homes, their neighbors and their community.

However, we must acknowledge the real heroes of this story: the firefighters who are putting their lives on the line to contain the fire. Our thoughts and prayers are with them as they face this challenge.

What can you do to help?

From the Kittitas County Police Blotter Facebook page:


You can donate online, by phone (or text), or mail.

Just specify you want your donation to go to help the victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire in Kittitas County.

The American Red Cross- Kittitas County Chapter says:

“To make a $10.00 donation via your cell phone please text REDCROSS to 90999 – the charge will be added to your next phone bill.”

“We are so grateful for the overwhelming support that so many have given towards the firefighters and victims of the Taylor Bridge Fire. And, we feel fulfilled to have been able to be a part of helping bring items to those in need.


Food, water & Gatorade:
Hope Source in Cle Elum:
110 Pennsylvania Ave
Cle Elum

 Elum Community Church
201 E. 3rd Street
Cle Elum

Firefighters need:
Chapstick, eye drops, hand wipes, hard candy, toilet paper, etc.

Thank you all so much for your incredible support and generosity. It has been an honor to help serve this community in their time of need.”

We will continue to bring updates on how you can help out via our Facebook page.