Another fire near the Alaska Native village of Tyonek is drawing a full response from state firefighters. The blaze erupted late Monday afternoon at the village airport, which is across the Chuitna River from Tyonek. But heavy winds in the area pushed the fire across the river in several spots by evening, forcing an evacuation of the village.
Tyonek Native Corporation (TNC) has issued a call for help. The corporation is providing food and essential provisions for firefighters and displaced village residents and is asking for donations to help.
Tebughna Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization that funds cultural enhancements and educational opportunities for Tyonek shareholders and the village of Tyonek, is helping to gather funds that will be used strictly for this effort.
Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo bank with funds going to Tebughna Foundation, account #7758543065.
Those interested in donating material goods can drop them off at TNC headquarters at 1689 C Street, Suite 219, Anchorage, Alaska, 99501.
The following items are needed:
- Boxed juice
- Ingredients for soup
- Plates, napkins, cups
- Sugar-free cough drops
- Paper towels
- Energy bars
- Sports drinks
- Sandwich supplies
- Moistened towelettes
- Hand sanitizer