Regional Resources for Those Impacted by the Gray Fire
Re*Imagine Medical Lake is working to collect all of the regional resources to help those impacted with the Gray Fire. Below is a detailed list of resources.
The following list of resources was compiled by Spokane County.
American Red Cross, Greater Inland Northwest Chapter – (509) 326-3330
315 W. Nora Avenue, Spokane
- Red Cross Shelters:
- Spokane Falls Community College – 3410 Whistalks Way, Spokane
- Riverside High School – 4120 E. Deer Park Milan Road, Chattaroy
- Everyone who needs to leave your home due to a disaster or emergency is welcome at a Red Cross and all disaster assistance is free.
- Services available include but are not limited to:
- A safe place to sleep.
- Meals, snacks, and water.
- Health services such as first aid or refilling lost prescriptions or lost eyeglasses.
- Other health services.
- Information about disaster-related resources in the community.
- For Disaster Relief and Recovery – 1-800-RED-CROSS (1-800-733-2767)
- To donate or volunteer: www.redcross.org/donate
Spokane County Emergency Management – (509) 477-3046
- Fire evacuation maps are available on Spokane EM’s Facebook page:
- Alert Spokane (emergency alert system) – Register to receive fire and other emergency alerts: www.spokanecounty.org/3007/AlertSpokane
- Get Prepared, Build a Kit, Make a Plan & Get Involved page: https://www.spokanecounty.org/3010/Community-Resilience
Spokane County Sheriff’s Office – EMERGENCY, 911 – Non-Emergency: (509) 477-2240
Spokane County Commissioners – (509) 477-2265
Spokane County Assessor’s Office – (509) 477-3698
- Taxpayer’s Claim for Reduction of Assessments resulting from Destroyed Real or Personal Property or loss of Value in a Declared Disaster Area.
Spokane County Fair and Expo Center – (509) 477-1766
404 N. Havana Street, Spokane Valley
- For livestock and large animals (no wildlife will be accepted)
- Go to the Red Gate on Broadway Avenue (eastern end of the Fairgrounds)
- Staffed by volunteers from HEART Spokane
Spokane County Fire Districts: EMERGENCY, 911
- City of Spokane Fire Department – my.spokanecity.org/fire
- Spokane Valley Fire Department – www.spokanevalleyfire.com
- County Fire District 2 – www.scfd2.org
- County Fire District 3 – www.scfd3.org
- County Fire District 4 – www.scfd4.org
- County Fire District 8 – www.scfd8.org
- County Fire District 9 – www.scfd9.org
- County Fire District 10 – www.scfd10.org
- County Fire District 13 – www.newmanlakefire.net
Spokane County Regional Animal Protection Service (SCRAPS) –
6815 E. Trent, Spokane Valley
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday: Noon to 7:00 p.m.
Thursday and Sunday – Closed
Saturday – 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
For assistance evacuating animals from an evacuation zone, dial 911 to be connected to SLEET (Spokane County Livestock Emergency Evacuation Team)
Other volunteer opportunities:
Vitalant Blood Donation-Spokane – (877) 258-4825
210 W. Cataldo Avenue, Spokane – Hours: 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
To donate blood
Washington State Legislature – www.leg.wa.gov (Locate your State Legislator for assistance with state agencies)
Washington State Department of Natural Resources (DNR) / Wildland Fire Management Division – (360) 902-1300
- Northwest Interagency Coordination Center – https://gacc.nifc.gov/nwcc
- Information from morning briefings, fire and evacuation maps, community meetings, etc.
Washington State Office of the Insurance Commissioner – (800) 562-6900
For consumers with questions or concerns about insurance coverage
InciWeb – Federal Fire Tracking Website
U.S. Congresswoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers – (509) 353-2374
U.S. Senator Patty Murray – (509) 624-9515
U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell – (509) 353-2507
Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) – (800) 621-3362
Federal Housing and Urban Development – (800) 304-9320
Small Business Administration – (800) 659-2955
United States Department of Agriculture – www.fsa.usda.gov
USDA Farm Service Agency – Commercial Agricultural Producers ONLY!
Ryan Leners, Exec.
- FSA offers several assistance programs to qualified agricultural producers who have losses due to wildfire:
- Emergency Assistance to Livestock, Honeybees and Farm Raised Fish (ELAP). This program covers additional feed purchases, water hauling, and additional grazing. This is for replacement items. It also allows for the assistance to go both directions. Take the feed and water to the animal or take the animal to new feed and water locations.
- Livestock Forage Program (LFP). This program covers grazing losses. This is for immediate items. This program does not need to be a part of the disaster, wildfire or any declaration.
- Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP). This program covers livestock losses in excess of normal mortality. This program does not need to be a part of the disaster, wildfire or any declaration.
- Items available but require national approval for funding:
- Emergency Conservation Program (ECP). This covers items such as lost fencing.
- Emergency Haying and Grazing of CRP. This would be allowed once the county reaches a D2 drought designation, or if the county has at least a 40% loss in forage production from a qualifying event, such as wildfire.
Interested in getting involved?
Our team is a group of Medical Lake citizens and volunteers that are passionate about seeing healthy growth and engagement in our community. If you’re interested in getting involved we have a wide variety of opportunities available.