Alaskans who want to help survivors of the McKinley Fire this holiday season
can take steps to ensure they do the most good for those in need. Material donations, while sent with the best intentions, can be overwhelming to relief organizations that are already working hard to help those affected by the fire. Unsolicited and unneeded donations take time, effort, and money to manage. These well-intentioned donations can divert resources and efforts that could instead be directed to individuals and families impacted by the fire.
Financial donations to relief and charitable organizations that are working directly with disaster survivors are the best way to help those affected by the wildfire. As recovery needs evolve, financial donations allow organizations to meet needs as they change. They also allow relief organizations to purchase supplies locally, which supports the local economy.
The McKinley Fire Long Term Recovery Group (MFLTRG) is a voluntary association of
community organizations (non-profit, faith-based, local businesses, volunteer organizations, civic clubs, social service agencies and emergency management) working together to assist in the recovery of the McKinley Fire disaster.
Our mission is to respond to community needs from the 2019 McKinley Fire and restore the community to pre-disaster or as near as possible conditions. This group is providing coordinated management of long-term assistance to individuals affected by the disaster without discrimination and with cultural awareness in the Upper Susitna Valley.
Learn more here: https://www.mckinleyfireltrg.info/