Churches offer aid to fire victims



Churches are stepping up to help those who have suffered losses because of the fires. Add your church or community group’s plans for helping fire victims by sending the information to: [email protected]

Wasilla Community Church
Seward Meridian Parkway
Hours: 9 am-7 pm Monday-Saturday

People from all over the state have donated food, clothing, bedding, baby supplies and more to this church to help Alaskans impacted by the McKinley/Talkeetna/Caswell fires. Find the church on Facebook.

Willow Methodist Church food pantry
Mile 67.5 on the Parks Highway

This is also where you can donate food for the pantry. They are very low on foods and sundry at this time.
Find the church on Facebook here.

Red Cross Shelters
16463 Helena Drive, Talkeetna
1001 S Clapp St, Wasilla

Red Cross of Alaska emergency shelter located at the Upper Susitna Senior Center (16463 Helena Drive, Talkeetna) will remain open to assist those affected by the McKinley Fire until further notice. The Red Cross shelter at the Curtis D. Menard Memorial Sports Center (1001 S Clapp St, Wasilla) is also still open.

All families and individuals affected by the fire are welcome, and the Red Cross will continue to provide emergency relief across the affected areas, including food, relief supplies, disaster health and mental health services and spiritual care.


Add your community or church group’s needs list by sending it to [email protected].

Salvation Army

There’s a need for napkins, paper towels, big containers of lemonade, coffee, pre packaged silverware, colorox wipes, and quick breakfast nonperishable items.

Donations can be dropped off at the Salvation Army drop location at 12271 E Palmer/Wasilla Highway.

Palmer FFA – Pet needs and nonperishables

Rounding up requested donations to assist the fire victims today through Thursday, now focusing on pet needs and non-perishable food. Feel free to pass the word along that we will be collecting the following items:

• Pet food (dog and cat)
• Food, including non-perishable food, and canned goods.

Drop of any item before 3 pm on Thursday at the Ag Building, in the bus loop at Palmer High School.

Frontline Mission – bedding, linens, hygiene, food

  • Bedding
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Hygiene items
  • Socks
  • Undies
  • Food items

Drop good quality items at 2001 E Palmer-Wasilla Highway.