Earlier this month, John L. Scott Sunset Corridor agent Josie Hubbard decided to lend a helping hand to the approximately 700 fire evacuees at the Yamhill County Fairgrounds. As a volunteer, she helped clean stalls, walk animals, provide food and water, and of course support the animals’ owners in this trying time.
“I felt like this was a calling for me because animals are my area of expertise,” said Hubbard. “Growing up involved with 4-H and FFA, I knew where I could contribute the most during this time. The Yamhill county community really stepped up as well: local restaurants donated food, churches gathered supplies, locals came to help out around the facility, and farm stores in the area donated supplies and feed!”
Josie said almost all of the animals had gone back home last week, but a few others will have to stay because their home was destroyed. She added that Yamhill County Fairgrounds is not in need of additional volunteers at this time but she’s happy to pass along any donations to benefit displaced livestock if anyone would like to support the cause.