Red Cross to open emergency shelter in Republic

Jul 24, 2012 Full story: KREM-TV Spokane

The American Red Cross Inland Northwest Chapter is sending volunteers to the Republic area to help out in the aftermath of last week's destructive storms.

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Chuck Weezer

Republic, WA

#1 Jul 24, 2012
A Ferry Co.Com munity Service award should go to Pine Grove Junction for Staying open late to make sure people could get much needed fuel for generators and vehicles after power was knocked out to Ferry co. Pine Grove Junctions Employees directed traffic and Pine Grove Junction Did not Gouge people by raising Fuel prices. The same cannot be said for ANDERSON'S GROCERY. They Graciously opened for a few hours the day after the wind storm let customers in with the assistance of an employee to shop, with the stipulation that "every" Price was to be rounded to the highest dollar! A gentleman picked up a can of green beans with a price of $1.09. He was charged $2.00 for the can of beans. His "SMALL" bag of grocery's with milk, breed, beans and a couple of other food items was over $27.00. He was told that the increase was to account for taxes that couldn't be added because of the power outage. TAX ON GREEN BEANS?...ANDERSON'S GROCERY, I hope you enjoy your ill-gotten gains and thanks for RAPING a community in a time of crisis. You have lost my business and hopefully much more.
Cheryl Saucier-Wilson

Republic, WA

#2 Jul 25, 2012
We couldn't agree more about the help we DID receive from Pine Grove Junction and the gouging we DID receive at Andersons also. Pine Grove Junction pulled out all stops to help those in their community that day, no holds barred.

There MUST have been a better way for Andersons to allow locals to buy food that day.We were unfortunately there ourselves,$80 later, canned goods, bread, not much else. I was thinking rounding up at the 50 cent mark and down at the 49 cent mark would have been much more fair to those in need. A LOT of those same people shopping at Andersons were also in for a huge gas bill to run their generator and other issues to deal with like trees out of the way and off buildings, besides the stres of all that just happened.

There is another in-town grocery store with fairer prices here in town now, just up the street next to the Mexican restaurant.Planning on trying that new store for staples and other fresher food in Tonasket for now. Let's hope we all learned a lot from this.

PS... THANK YOU PUD, FIRE DEPARTMENT,DNR, Red Cross, Police AND ALL OTHER COUNTY PUD'S, AND SEARCH AND RESCUE, ET AL. Oh, did I mention the fantanstic real honest people that live and work in Republic. I love this place and it's people and the community spirit. Just a few glitches during this last storm (Andersons for one), but for the most part, everyone seemed to pull together for the greater good. Thanks everyone!
Chuck Weezer wrote:
A Ferry Co.Com munity Service award should go to Pine Grove Junction for Staying open late to make sure people could get much needed fuel for generators and vehicles after power was knocked out to Ferry co. Pine Grove Junctions Employees directed traffic and Pine Grove Junction Did not Gouge people by raising Fuel prices. The same cannot be said for ANDERSON'S GROCERY. They Graciously opened for a few hours the day after the wind storm let customers in with the assistance of an employee to shop, with the stipulation that "every" Price was to be rounded to the highest dollar! A gentleman picked up a can of green beans with a price of $1.09. He was charged $2.00 for the can of beans. His "SMALL" bag of grocery's with milk, breed, beans and a couple of other food items was over $27.00. He was told that the increase was to account for taxes that couldn't be added because of the power outage. TAX ON GREEN BEANS?...ANDERSON'S GROCERY, I hope you enjoy your ill-gotten gains and thanks for RAPING a community in a time of crisis. You have lost my business and hopefully much more.
Laura Helmer

United States

#3 Jul 25, 2012
Chuck Weezer wrote:
A Ferry Co.Com munity Service award should go to Pine Grove Junction for Staying open late to make sure people could get much needed fuel for generators and vehicles after power was knocked out to Ferry co. Pine Grove Junctions Employees directed traffic and Pine Grove Junction Did not Gouge people by raising Fuel prices. The same cannot be said for ANDERSON'S GROCERY. They Graciously opened for a few hours the day after the wind storm let customers in with the assistance of an employee to shop, with the stipulation that "every" Price was to be rounded to the highest dollar! A gentleman picked up a can of green beans with a price of $1.09. He was charged $2.00 for the can of beans. His "SMALL" bag of grocery's with milk, breed, beans and a couple of other food items was over $27.00. He was told that the increase was to account for taxes that couldn't be added because of the power outage. TAX ON GREEN BEANS?...ANDERSON'S GROCERY, I hope you enjoy your ill-gotten gains and thanks for RAPING a community in a time of crisis. You have lost my business and hopefully much more.
I can AGREE STRONGLY! This is a poor community and the prices are out of site! They don't even want to take printable coupons, which help people with there food bills! Thank you to PUD, You are #1,getting the job done!

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