Community responds with food, shelter and crisis counseling after landslide tragedy


November 23, 2023

Photo courtesy of Katie Holmlund

In Petersburg, on Tuesday Kinder Skog kids fill food bags for Wrangell after Monday night's devastating landslide. The people of Petersburg are gathering support of all kinds to help out the neighboring community. Breakaway will make a run from Banana Point to Wrangell on Wednesday afternoon with a load of support items like shelf-stable food, pet food, clothing of all kinds, blankets, and daily essentials gathered across town. Further donations of items are paused at the request of Wrangell, but cash donations for provisions, generators, and fuel to aid search and rescue efforts can be made at any First Bank branch location to the First Bank account name: City and Borough of Wrangell Landslide Search and Rescue Benefit Account.

WRANGELL - Multiple resources are responding Tuesday to help people affected by the massive landslide at 11-Mile on Monday night that killed at least three, with three others still missing.

The growing list includes food, temporary shelter, or just a warm place to spend the day with family and friends.

Angela Stires, an evacuee and a nurse at Wrangell Medical Center, said she and her family were provided rooms at the Stikine Inn, which has been offering shelter to people displaced by the landslide. She lives at 12.6-Mile.

"The Stik has been awesome," she said. "They gave us all rooms, even wit...

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