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By Marc Lutz
Wrangell Sentinel 

Residents answer WCA call for winter clothing donations to aid Western Alaska


October 12, 2022

Marc Lutz/Wrangell Sentinel

Piles of sweaters, blankets, pajamas and other warm clothing is organized and ready to be sent to Western Alaska communities dealing with last month's high winds and flooding. WCA employee Jana Wright said the Wrangell donations will be sent to the Central Council of Tlingit & Haida in Juneau, where they will be added to other donated goods for shipment.

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...

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