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Kids for Peace has launched Operation Uplift, encouraging residents to write letters to California firefighters as they work to protect our communities. File photo
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Local group urges residents to send letters of thanks to firefighters

REGION — Kids for Peace community has been watching as the wildfires spread across California, Oregon and Washington, devastating the West Coast.

Firefighters from local and neighboring counties are being called upon to give everything they’ve got to battle these blazes. Many have been working incredibly long shifts for countless days, Kids for Peace reported.

The group is calling on the community to participate in Operation Uplift by sending encouraging letters to the men and women who continue to pour all their energy into saving homes, forests, land, people and animals in these burning communities.

Simply write a letter addressed to “Brave Firefighter” and share your gratitude and words of inspiration.

Following are the addresses of fire departments where some of the biggest fires are blazing:

— CAL FIRE Mendocino Unit: 17501 North Highway 101, Willits, CA 95490

— CAL FIRE Fresno Unit: 210 South Academy, Sanger, CA 93657

— LA County Fire Department: 1320 N. Eastern Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90063

— Warm Springs Fire: 4430 Dry Creek Trail Road, Warm Springs, OR 97761

— Willamette Valley Fire & Rescue Authority: 300 Cordon Road SE, Salem, OR 97317

— Wenatchee Fire Department: 136 S. Chelan Ave., Wenatchee, WA 98801

— Yakima City Fire Department: 401 N. Front Street, Yakima, WA 98901

In-kind donations are not being accepted at this time due to the risk of spreading COVID-19.

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