Originally published September 11, 2017 at 3:42 p.m., updated September 11, 2017 at 4:59 p.m.
UPDATE: The Hood River News has received a generous amount of socks for our drive! We asked what other items firefighters need, and were told moist wipes for face and hands, trail mix, chips and candy. These items, along with socks, can be dropped off at the News by Friday at 8 a.m., to be delivered to authorities with Unified Command, who will distribute them among the nearly 1,000 people responding to the fire. Thank you so much for your enthusiastic response to this drive! The Hood River News is located at 419 State St., downtown Hood River.
To help meet what is a major need, Hood River News is collecting socks to give to firefighters battling the Eagle Creek-Indian Creek blaze.
Bring new pairs of heavy-duty socks in all adult sizes, ones that can be worn under work boots, by Friday at noon to Hood River News’ office, 419 State St.
The socks will be delivered to authorities with Unified Command, who will distribute them among the nearly 1,000 people responding to the fire.
Hood River News and Columbia Gorge Press offices are open Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Mailing address: Hood River News, 419 State St., Hood River, OR 97031