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Portlanders collecting bottled water for Warm Springs tribes

Poor infrastructure and a raging wildfire burning in the region make bottled water critical.

PORTLAND, Ore. — Baristas are serving up java and a side of good will at the Bison Coffeehouse in Northeast Portland.

“Our community is supportive and they’re already bringing it in,” said owner Loretta Guzman.

Guzman is asking for bottled water on behalf of the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs. A large wildfire is raging in the area. In addition to that, reliable water is hard to come by due to poor infrastructure.

“Even though we’re not of the same tribal affiliation they are my people

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