Big hearts in Japan aid victims of Taylor Bridge Fire

Taylor Bridge Fire
The Taylor Bridge Fire, which started August 13, 2012, destroyed 61 residences and burned 23,500 acres between Cle Elum and Ellensburg. Photo: DNR.

After a visit to the devastated landscape caused by the Taylor Bridge Fire last summer, a delegate from Sanda City in Japan, Shinobu Nakumura, found herself wondering how her country could help the victims of the fire.

After all, her visit marked the 20th anniversary of Sanda City being a sister community with Kittitas County.

On the return flight back to Japan, she spoke with other delegates and later proposed a fundraising effort through the Sanda International Association’s sister city committee. The committee OK’d the plan and the residents of Sanda City began a fundraiser.

Read more of the story from the Ellensburg Daily Record.

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