Supporting our neighbors and friends is part of what living in North Central Washington is all about. The Mission Ridge family is deeply invested in the regional firefighting efforts. It is common for ski industry workers to spend summers on wildfire crews. Mission Ridge staff and family members are currently serving on both USFS and DNR fire crews that are actively battling the Chiwaukum, Mills and Carlton fires.
MISSION RIDGE HELPS
Mission Ridge General Manager, Josh Jorgensen, announced on Tuessday that the ski area is donating an initial $1,000 to local relief efforts and will be matching donations made through the Mission Ridge website up to a total of $5,000. Jorgensen said, “Mission Ridge is asking our customers, friends and fans to donate a minimum of $5 to support our friends and family impacted the fires.” UPDATE - the matching fund goal has been met and the payment to the charity has been made! Thanks to all of the Mission Ridge community for helping out!
HOW YOU CAN HELP
You can donate to a local fund that will pass 100% of the donations along to local families who have been affected by the fires and have a need. Mission Ridge is partnering with Chelan Valley Hope and givenaked.org to raise money.
Donate at: http://givenaked.org/#give
WE APPRECIATE OUR LOCAL EMERGENCY RESPONDERS
In 2012, the Table Mountain and Wenatchee complex fires threatened Mission Ridge’s terrain and infrastructure. “It is to the credit of the brave and dedicated firefighting crew members that Mission Ridge was unharmed by those fires,” says Mission Ridge owner Larry Scrivanich.
In the upcoming ski season, Mission Ridge will be honoring Firefighters, EMT’s, and Law Enforcement professionals by providing free skiing access. From opening day through the third weekend in December, active duty Emergency Responders and 2014 summer seasonal firefighters can ski Mission Ridge for free. On the 13th of December, 2014, Mission Ridge will publically thank our local and regional Emergency Responders with a day dedicated to honoring their sacrifices and dedication.
For other ways you can help fire victims please see the article below from the Wenatchee World and links: