rebuilding community together…

looking toward a new future…

committed to resilient neighboring…

🚨NOTICE. PLEASE SHARE!!🚨 Some residents may have seen the DRAFT of the Immediate Needs Cash Distribution Application form on the LTRO website yesterday or earlier today. This DRAFT was inadvertently published on the site as we were collaborating with the LTRO Board and Pine Creek residents to finalize the process, and preparing to launch the form as quickly as possible. PLEASE ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES FOR THE ERROR AND CONFUSION‼️

THE GOOD NEWS: The final application form will be ready next week and will be distributed via the website, Facebook, and email (if we have your address). There will be hard copies available at the LTRO office, the Malden and Pine City Food Bank, the Malden Library, and the Town of Malden office.

Thank you for sharing this news with other residents, and for your patience.

— Scott Hokonson, LTRO Director,




We encourage community members who may  want grief counseling to reach out for assistance. The Washington State Mental Health Crisis Line serving eastern Washington is 888 544-9986 (24/7/365). This service is entirely free.  

The 24/7 hotline for Pullman-based Palouse River Counseling is 509 334-1133.  Use of the hotline is free of charge.  Counseling appointments, however, will require use of medical insurance or direct payment.

Long-Term Recovery Effort

A multitude of generous individuals and organizations have come together to assist and help unite the residents of the Malden and Pine City communities in the aftermath of the Babb Road Fire on September 7, 2020. In the wake of the destructive path that the wildfire left behind, the community is coming together to rebuild.

Contact us if you have questions about the recovery effort. Email us if you would like to meet with a Case Manager.

Stop by the office if you need to talk to someone.

LTRO Board Member, Janell Turner, will be staffing the phone and office on Fridays, between the hours of 8am and 10am if you would like to visit in person.

IMAGE:  Hank Cramer is the on-site representative of the Emergency Management Division, Washington State Military Dept.

The public is invited to virtual biweekly long-term recovery meetings every other Wednesday from 7-9 p.m.  Further instructions and links to these meetings are on our Facebook Page and agendas.

Past meeting minutes will be posted upon board approval.

Get Help

Fire recovery resources and answers to many of your questions are available by clicking here. Please contact Hank if you want make an appointment with a case manager. For agendas and minutes to our long-term recovery group meetings, click here.

How to Volunteer

Individuals or organizations who are interested in volunteering to help our community rebuild, please contact us about opportunities. Or call 509-508-9806 and we will put you in touch with the Volunteer Coordinator.

We are grateful for all the support.


Innovia Foundation and United Way of Whitman County have created emergency fire relief funds to assist those affected by the Babb Road Fire. Please direct your charitable dollars to those organizations.

Stories & Updates


The following organizations are accepting monetary contributions on our behalf. If you have other items to donate, please email us.

Innovia Foundation has established the Wildfire Emergency Response Fund – Eastern Washington to provide emergency relief to nonprofit organizations and businesses supporting communities, individuals and families adversely impacted by the 2020 wildfire season.

United Way of Whitman County has created the Whitman County Fire Community Relief Fund to assist those affected by the firestorm that leveled Malden and Pine City and destroyed homes in the Colfax area during the September 7 Babb Road Fire.

Get in Touch. Get Involved.

Send us a message if you need recovery assistance or have ideas about helping our community rebuild.

Tell us how we are doing.  We want to hear from you.

Pine Creek Community Operations

P.O. Box 47, Rosalia, WA 99170

Office Hours: M-F,  9 a.m-5 p.m. Tel: 1-509-508-9806

214 W. Moreland Avenue, Malden, WA