PORTLAND, Ore. – The Portland Timbers and Thorns helped raise over $46,000 for the Eagle Creek Fire response effort during the month of September.
The money was raised through the sales of two scarves, one depicting the Columbia River Gorge and the other depicting Multnomah Falls.
The proceeds from the online sales went to Friends of the Columbia Gorge. The organization will use the money to help support the gorge’s natural recovery, rebuild burned trails and help the economic recovery in gorge communities, the Timbers said in a news release.
"We're humbled by the outpouring of support from Timbers and Thorns FC fans and the many other individuals and businesses who have proactively organized fundraisers to help support our efforts to ensure the Gorge remains wild and beautiful for generations to come," said Kevin Gorman, executive director for Friends of the Columbia Gorge.
The Eagle Creek Fire has burned more than 48,000 acres in the gorge since it started on Sept. 2.