In partnership with leaders from across our community, Room One helped establish three long-term recovery organizations (LTRO) in our region: the Methow Valley LTRO, the Pateros-Brewster LTRO, and a county-wide long-term recovery group (LTRG). Each group consists of a variety of stakeholders, including community organizations, farmers and agriculturalists, business and government leadership, and faith and volunteer groups. Together, we are working to address issues surrounding land restoration, infrastructure repair and development, economic recovery, and individual and family resilience.
Creation of local leadership team
Development of a county-wide map of needs, resources and desired outcomes for individual recovery, future fire mitigation, infrastructure development and economic resilience
Advocacy to county and state legislatures and national charities for critical funding support
Utilization of national service and volunteer networks for clean-up and rebuilding
Distribution of resources and funds to individuals as equitably and efficiently as possible
Call Room One at (509) 997-2050 to find out more about long-term recovery.
Don't miss Elana Mainer on KTRT's Room One Minute discussing Room One's role in Fire Recovery. Listen for an overview of Room One resources, activities and advocacy supporting the recovery of survivors and our community as a whole.
Room One employed three Disaster Case Managers (DCM) to serve survivors of the fires and mudslides. DCMs now work with Okanogan Long Term Recovery Organization and serve the entire Okanogan County.
DCMs meet individually with survivors to support their full recovery; they help our neighbors access safe housing, tend to their social and emotional health, and ensure county, state and business services are responsive to survivors' needs.
The disaster affected some regions more deeply than others, and not every community has access to the resources individuals and families need to rebuild and thrive. To ensure the resources for recovery entrusted to Room One are available to those who need them most, Room One helped spearhead the creation of the Unmet Needs Roundtable. Multiple organizations across our region received funds to support survivors directly; the Roundtable offers a trusted framework through which these funds can be distributed equitably and without duplication.
Through the Roundtable, your donations to Room One were translated into direct financial support of fire survivors.
The Roundtable reviews cases presented by DCMs; cases are brought to the Roundtable when individuals and families have critical needs that can't be addressed through existing resources. Roundtable members, including Room One, then offer funding or other types of support to help meet survivors' remaining needs.
To learn more about Room One's participation in the Unmet Needs Roundtable, call Room One at (509) 997-2050 during business hours.
From the outset of the disaster, donations from our neighbors across the state and country were entrusted to Room One to support survivors of the fires and floods. With guidance from the Room One staff and board, community partners and individual donors, Room One has established the following fund distribution plan:
55% allocated to survivors through the Unmet Needs Roundtable
25% allocated to continued employment of Disaster Case Mangers
20% allocated to permanent Room One staff for ongoing support of survivors and participation in local and regional recovery (*this portion donor-directed for this purpose)
For additional details informing this plan, see our latest update in the resources section below.
To learn more about Room One's fund allocation plan, call Room One at (509) 997-2050 during business hours.
Room One is committed to providing regular updates on funds raised and disbursed. Updates will be linked here:
Interested in learning how fire relief funds are being distributed regionally? Have a listen to KTRT's interview with Adrianne Moore, Room One's Prevention Director and lead in fire recovery.