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Molalla's Share the Love organization is distributing funds to those affected by Clackamas County wildfires

COURTESY PHOTO: STL - Logan Pritchard shows off a Molalla Proud shirt amidst the September 2020 Clackamas County wildfires.Molalla's Share the Love is widely known as an annual event in February to raise funds for folks in the community who are facing trials of all kinds.

Well right now, so many in the Molalla area are facing trials of all kinds in the aftermath of extreme wildfires. So, the Share the Love organization held a separate mini-fundraiser to provide relief to wildfire victims.

On Sept. 12, STL announced it would sell "Molalla Proud" T-shirts and hooded sweatshirts to fund the effort. The back of the garments say, "The love in the air is thicker than the smoke."

STL also accepted donations, and is still accepting them, through the cash app Venmo at @STLMolalla.

The shirt and sweatshirt sale closed on Sept. 18. In just one week, STL had received more than 600 orders.

Now, Molalla wildfire relief applications are available online for those in the area needing assistance following the wildfires. Fill it out by Oct. 5.

"Please share and encourage all that have been impacted big and small by the wildfires to apply for these funds," STL said in a social media post. "Our intent is to offer monetary funds to people who have been impacted for a variety of reasons and to spread as much love (and money) to as many people as we can."

Of course, STL will still hold its regular fundraiser in the new year, and receiving funds does not exclude recipients from applying for the 2021 Share the Love.

COURTESY PHOTO: STL - Pictured is the design on the back of T-shirts and sweatshirts that were sold to raise funds for wildfire victims. More will be available at an in-person sale to be announced.

Follow Share the love on Facebook for updates on shirt distribution and an in-person shirt sale, which are both likely to happen at the start of October.

Kristen Wohlers
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