Nearly two years after the devastating Carlton Complex Fires, we can all celebrate the rebuilding of our neighbors’ lives, the continual recovery of our infrastructure, and a more prepared, resilient community. Room One is proud to be a part of the county-wide recovery effort and to have helped meet the needs of survivors across our region. As we approach the two year anniversary of the fires, Room One’s Disaster Case Management program will come to a close on June 30th. The Okanogan County Long Term Recovery Group will continue to provide limited case management for Carlton Complex survivors and ongoing case management for 2015 fire survivors.
The generosity and partnership of our community, near and far, made our collective recovery accomplishments possible. Over the past year, Room One’s Disaster Case Managers have supported over 250 individuals and families with a diversity of recovery needs, including rebuilding homes, replacing lost tools, digging wells, erecting fence, distributing donated goods, and connecting to social and health services. In total, two years of Disaster Case Management (year one managed by Okanogan Community Action) connected over 600 individuals and families with critical resources and support.
We are so grateful to be in a community that cares deeply about each of our neighbors. Together, we have built a stronger, more resilient Okanogan County.
If individuals still have fire-related unmet needs they are encouraged to contact Room One at (509) 997-2050.