from the original post on the Innovia Foundation website, November 30, 2020
On September 7, the Babb Fire swept across Whitman County. An estimated 80% of homes in Malden and nearly 75% of homes in Pine City were lost. As residents continue to rebuild from this tragedy, Innovia Foundation is excited to announce the launch of A Pine Creek Christmas: Celebrating Malden and Pine City to provide a brighter Christmas to the families of Malden and Pine City affected by the destructive September wildfires.
PLEASE JOIN US IN SPREADING HOLIDAY CHEER!
Innovia Foundation is seeking generous individuals, families, and corporations to partner with us to bring Christmas to the Pine Creek area by fulfilling wish lists of community members displaced by the wildfires. Gifts must be purchased and delivered to our office in Downtown Spokane by December 17. Innovia staff and volunteers will deliver gifts to families in Malden just in time for some Christmas cheer.
Those interested in supporting A Pine Creek Christmas but are unable to shop can make a cash contribution that will be used to purchase gifts for families affected by the wildfires. Any remaining funds after the event being transferred to the Wildfire Recovery Fund for long-term community restoration.
We are also seeking volunteers to help with shopping, wrapping gifts and delivering presents.
HOW YOU CAN HELP:
- Sponsor a family: Sponsors will serve as Santa – gift shopping for each member of the family they sponsor, wrapping and delivering the gifts to Innovia Foundation by December 17th. Suggested budget: $100 per person.
- Please fill out the form below and an Innovia staff member will contact you within 24 hours to assign your family
- Sponsors will be provided a wish-list and gift ideas from participating families
- Volunteer: shop, wrap and deliver gifts as needed
- Please fill out the form below and an Innovia staff member will contact you within 24 hours for more information
- Make a cash contribution to the fund:
- Any funds remaining after the Christmas event will be transferred to the Wildfire Recovery Fund for long-term community restoration.
- Click here to donate to the Fund.