Residents answer WCA call for winter clothing donations to aid Western Alaska
October 12, 2022
Several thousand people needed help after communities in Western Alaska were ravaged by the tail end of a typhoon in mid-September. Though the affected region is more than 1,200 miles away from Wrangell, residents here wanted to help however they could.
With icier months fast approaching places like Hooper Bay and Nome, cold-weather gear will be necessary.
"People called me and asked if we were going to do anything," said Jana Wright, Wrangell Cooperative Association staff member. Wright said she then called Tammi Meissner with the Central Council Tlingit & Haida Indian Tribes of Alaska...