Resources for wildfire victims and those who want to help

If you’re associated with a nonprofit or business that’s working to help Southern Oregonians displaced by wildfires, send an email from an account associated with your organization to [email protected]. Please include a phone number, so we can follow up with any questions. 

This is an ongoing list. If you are seeking resources, call the organization in advance to make sure information is up to date.

  • Important: If you suffered a loss, please go to www.DisasterAssistance.Gov or call 1-800-621-3362 to get registered as soon as possible.
  • Jackson County Multi-Agency Resource Centers (MARC) are Now Open – click here

Events

  • Rebuild the Rogue: A Virtual Benefit Concert for Fire Relief in the Rogue Valley October 2, 2020 at 5:00pm. More information here.
  • Toy Distribution for Oregon Wildfire Victims October 3, 2020 – Ashlee’s Toy Closet in conjunction with Jackson County Fire District 5, 5811 South Pacific Highway, Phoenix, OR. Hours: 10am to 5pm (or until out of toys). Must provide ID, proof of loss and Child(ren) must be present. Information call 775-527-2245
  • Emergency Wild Fire Relief Fund 71Five Homecoming Online Auction – The auction will run from September 22 thru October 5, 2020. Auction items range from exotic vacation getaways to donated items guaranteed to delight and surprise. Proceeds from all auction sales will go directly to the Emergency Wild Fire Relief Fund. Details here.

Funds for Support and Rebuilding

  • United Way Fire Fund – donate here or at First Interstate Bank locations.
  • 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund – established at the request of Governor Kate Brown and launched in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust, Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation, is a place to bring private and philanthropic donations together to work collectively for Oregonians whose communities have been leveled by wildfires this season. Click here.
  • Rogue Valley Relief Fund launched with initial goal of $500,000 to support Southern Oregon residents displaced by fire. In the short term, the Fund will be used to directly meet the needs of those who have been displaced by fires—it will buy tents, meals, gas, and other supplies people need immediately. In the long term, organizers hope that this fund will support people who have lost their homes in these fires as they rebuild their lives, prioritizing those who have the least access to aid. More information here.
  • Rogue Credit Union is supporting local families, communities and relief efforts affected by the Almeda/Glendower, Obenchain and other surrounding fires. Donations are tax deductible and will go to our local non-profits, designed specifically for assisting impacted families and rebuilding our communities. We will not be disbursing funds directly to individuals. Please contact the Red Cross, United Way, Access or other local organizations for request for assistance. Rogue will be matching donations dollar for dollar, up to $100,000. Due the tremendous support from the community, we have met our donation match. We are still accepting donations for wildfire relief efforts – click here to donate
  • Asante Foundation has established the Asante Forward Wildfire Compassion Fund. Donations to help Asante meet the most urgent needs related to the fire catastrophe response and assist employees. To contribute, please visit our website at www.asantefoundation.org or call Asante Foundation at (541) 789-5025.
  • Garrison’s Home Furnishing has matched dollar for dollar the first $15,000 in donations, but still seeking additional donations through this GoFundMe Link
  • youth 71Five Ministries have resources and an Emergency Fund set up for youth and families. This link also has resources and referral options. Details at 71Five.org
  • GoFundMe page with summary of opportunities to donate to Southern Oregon Fire Victims.
  • Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon “Rebuilding Our Communities, Together” – 100% of all donations will go to rebuilding efforts. Donate at RotaryRebuildsSouthernOregon.com
  • The Rogue Valley Chorale Association has set up a Go Fund Me page that will help singers and instrumentalists get back on their feet. Every dime raised will go to help artists who lost their homes in the fires. Please click on this link and donate what you can.
  • Unete Immigrant Fire Relief Fund – donate here
  • Rockwell Real Estate will match up to $10,000 in donations for Southern Oregon Fire Victims through this GoFundMe Link
  • Chiloquin Community Rebuild from 242 Fire Go Fund Me Campaign – Established by Klamath Tribal Health and Family Services. Click here
  • Greater Douglas United Way’s Fire Relief Fund – supporting those who have been impacted by the fires in Douglas County, Oregon. Click here
  • Providence Helping Hand Fund / B.J. Stormberg Employee Assistance Fund – Support Providence employees throughout Oregon, especially those in southern Oregon, who have been affected by the wildfires. Click here.
  • Phoenix, Oregon Movie Wildfire Relief Fund – The filmmakers of Phoenix, OR, a locally-produced film that premiered in AIFF2019, have teamed up with United Way to raise funds to rebuild  local Latinx communities. (Information from AshlandFilm.org) Click here
  • Alameda Fire Mattress Fundraiser – Help us provide new mattresses to children who lost their beds in the fire. Ashley Homestore will match up to $5,000. Click here to donate.
  • Southern Oregon University has created a fire relief fund to support SOU students who have been impacted by this disaster. Your support provides needed relief to those who are financially vulnerable as SOU helps them navigate these difficult times. Donations can be made here.

Places to give or get supplies: 

  • Grange Co-op All locations are now accepting pet and livestock donations. Customers can also Round Up their transactions at check-out, and for every dollar donated through our Round Up initiative, Grange Co-op will match, totaling up to $25,000. Additionally, all Round Up proceeds will go to the Phoenix-Talent Families Fire Relief Fund. More details here.
  • Evans Valley Education and Community Center  – 8205 East Evans Creek Road, Rogue River, OR 97537
    • Seeking volunteers for on-going efforts, donations and a travel trailer with shower. See details on their Facebook page.
  • Ashland Elks Lodge – 255 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • The Lodge provides evacuees respite from the smoke, a warm meal, and any necessities they need, from toiletries to toys.
  • U-Haul Roseburg (30 days of free storage for fire victims)
  • Rogue Retreat Thrift Store – (541) 499-0880 – 1116 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501
    • We have tons of clothes and necessities for anyone who lost their home in the local wildfires. If you need anything please come by the Thrift Shop and let us help. We are not currently accepting anymore donations, our staff is still processing the large amount of donations we received already.
  • Habitat for Humanity Rogue Valley (accepting new/gently used tools to help people search through rubble) – 2233 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501
  • Rogue Valley Preparedness and Recovery Hub – if you have a need, want to donate, or can volunteer, click here.
  • Family Nurturing Center – 212 N Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501
    • If you would like to donate to foster families who have been displaced by the fires here in Southern Oregon, we are collecting gift cards for gas stations, grocery stores and restaurants. Click here for more information
  • The Devereux Center – 1200 Newmark Avenue, Coos Bay, OR 97420
    • Available: Showers, Laundry, Breakfast (MTWF – 9am), Lunch (MTWF – Noon), Computer and telephone access, Clothing Closet (MWF – 10-Noon), Waffle Sandwiches (Th, 10-12) in collaboration with Coos Waffle Project, Weekend Meals 12-12:30 in collaboration with Thomas’ Table, Social Service Navigation, Pet Food in collaboration with Gizmo’s angels.
    • Our hours for client services are MTWF from 9am to 2pm.
  • Rogue Valley Family YMCA – 522 West 6th St. Medford
    • We are providing showers for displaced community members Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • Living Waters Church Lithia Motors Evacuation Center – 360 E. Jackson Street, Medford, OR 97501
    • Relief and supplies pick up Monday through Friday from 11am to 5pm.
  • Jefferson Farm Kitchen – 135 S Oregon St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
    • Seeking donations of useful items for those in need – Tuesday through Friday 10am to 5pm. Check Facebook Page for details
  • New Life Church of the Nazarene – 1974 E McAndrews, Medford
    • If you live locally and are interested in volunteering go to spvolunteer.org or call 541-690-9259 to get signed up.
  • Rogue Valley Christian Church – 1440 S Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501
    Offering food, resources WiFi, a place to hang out during the day.
  • Klamath Falls Gospel Mission – 1931 Mission Ave., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    • The Klamath Falls Gospel Mission is prepared to shelter, clothe and feed those displaced by fires!
  • Paddington Station – 125 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Care Packages for those displaced by Almeda and Glendower Fires. Message us on social media or email [email protected] to reserve yours
  • Salvation Army –  We continue to provide meals and services at our Douglas County location: Meal services are available for pick up and delivery only. To sign up please call 503-313-3438. Clothing for evacuees is available at 2658 Stephen St. Roseburg, OR from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Friday
  • Klamath Tribes – accepting 242 Fire victim donations here.
  • Southern Oregon Fire Relief – 301 E Main St, Medford, OR 97504
    • Open Monday through Friday 9am to 6pm, Saturday & Sunday 10am to 6pm.
    • Donations and pick up for victims. Accepting: Toiletries, food, water, blankets, pillows, tooth brushes, soap, batteries, propane, camping equipment, baby supplies, school supplies.
  • Klamath Lake Food Bank – 3231 Maywood Dr, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
    • If you need food assistance please call 541-882-1223.
  • Ashland Christian Fellowship – 50 West Hersey St, Ashland, OR 97520 541-482-8539
    • If you are hungry, displaced or know someone who is, then make sure to drop by the church and get some food and essentials.
  • Access Fire Relief Resources in Jackson County
    • ACCESS Fire Relief Program: The ACCESS Fire Relief Program helps those in Jackson County who have lost their homes due to local wildfires. ACCESS can provide: temporary shelter assistance, deposit assistance, food assistance, temporary housing connections, and referrals to other resources. To apply call 541-414-0309 or email [email protected]
  • First Baptist Church Ashland – 2004 Siskiyou Blvd, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Basic supplies, clothing, essentials
  • Rogue Valley Volunteer Relief Initiative – Help out and complete this form so we can properly fill volunteer needs in the fire relief efforts across the valley with the right people and tools in the right places. Click here.
  • Medford Dance Arts Center will provide new dance wear{leotard, tights, ballet shoes} for children who have lost their dance gear in a fire. Please call 541-772-1362 for information. We welcome dancers to make an appointment with Mary Cowden Snyder at Medford Dance Arts Center at 9 Hawthorne Street.
  • Jackson County Library Services is hosting a book and toy drive for families affected by the Almeda and Obenchain Fires. Families in need of books, toys and games can pick up items at the libraries in Ashland, Central Point, Jacksonville, Medford and White City, beginning Oct. 1, during open library hours. Click here for library hours.

Free Meals

  • Kids Unlimited – 821 N Riverside Ave, Medford & 7455 Crater Lake Highway, White City
    • Serving Breakfast, Lunch AND Dinner, Meals are for anyone who needs them in our community. Medford and White City locations 9AM – 1PM.
  • Arbor House – 103 Wagner St, Talent, OR, 97540
    • Giving free meals to people impacted by the Almeda Fire beginning at 5:30pm each day. In addition to handing out meals, the owners have been collecting donations.
  • Rogue Food Unites – Rogue Food Unites is coordinating food businesses, farms, and cultural organizations to meet the acute demand for regional support with a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program. Click here for more information and to donate.
  • Smithfield’s Restaurant and Bar – 36 S 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Free meals are available from 4-6.
  • Klamath Falls Gospel Mission – 1931 Mission Ave., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    • Three meals daily Monday through Friday, and two meals on weekends. Fire fighters and law enforcement invited to join us, too.

Places to stay/shelters/services:

  • White City Samoan Seventh-Day Adventist Church – 3100 Antelope Road, White City, OR
    • We have a hall that is available for shelter. We have a full kitchen, bathrooms, and provide hot meals. We also have a parking lot for vehicles. Limited space so please call ahead: Pastor Tala 541-227-3671 or Church Secretary Sally 541-930-1007
  • Grace Baptist Church Rogue River – 541-291-2714 – 4233 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97537
  • Jackson County Expo – Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 07502
    • Featured needs: phone tracking, new pillows, new pillow cases, sleeping bags and tents
    • Featured Resources: Pet & Livestock Space, Showers, Laundry, Plenty Food & Water, Computers & Printers.
  • Klamath Falls Gospel Mission -1931 Mission Ave., Klamath Falls, OR 97601
    • Fire evacuee center with tents and cots. For more information 541-882-4895
  • River City RV, 1581 Redwood Ave., Grants Pass (Spots for 15-20 RVs to park at the time this list was published- no charge)
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Central Point: Space for trailers/RVs and spaces inside – 2305 Taylor Rd, Central Point, OR 97502
  • First Presbyterian Church – 85 South Holly St, Medford
    • Emergency shelter, food, and bedding provided. Call 907-347-3365 to check availability
  • Court House Family Fitness – 709 N. Phoenix Rd., Medford
    • Free showers to those affected by the fires. (Monday-Friday 9am to 7pm, Saturday and Sunday 12pm to 3:30pm) More information 541-245-0432 ext. 2
  • Eagle Point Community Bible Church – 27 S Shasta Ave, Eagle Point, OR 97524
    • Showers available for evacuees
    • Also many donated supplies, food, and more.
    • Staffed 24 hours a day
  • Ashland Christian Fellowship – 50 West Hersey St. Ashland OR 97520
    • Resource center for food, clothing and a hot meal.
    • In addition we have sleeping shelter for displaced or evacuated folks.
  • Access Housing Connection Portal – ACCESS has created an online portal to help connect those who have homes or rooms to share with those who have been displaced by local fires. Staff will work on matching and housing. Click here

Services for Fire Victims

  • U S Postal Service Mail pickup for displaced residents in Phoenix and Talent is at 173 Ehrman Way in Medford
  • Free Mailboxes at UPS Store #2465 (next door to Harry & David). Free mailboxes (up to three months) for anyone who has lost their home. Folks can have their mail and packages forwarded to a true physical address. Customers can just stop by the store any day M-F (8-6) and Saturday (9-5) to get signed up.
  • ServiceMaster of Medford is offering to clean sentimental items that were recovered from the fire for free for victims affected by the recent wildfires. Click here for a video with more information.
  • Goldsmiths Diamond & Design – 606 Crater Lake Ave, Medford, OR 97504
    • Offering to restore items damaged by recent wildfires for free, including cleaning, polishing, and refurbishing precious jewels and other items. Contact them at 541-776-3331. More information here.

Additional Information and Resources:

  • Medford School District Schools – Click here for information
  • Emotional Wellness Hotline – Monday through Friday 8am-4pm  541-842-3643  Spanish speaking counselors are available
  • Office of Emergency Management is operating a “Disaster Volunteers and Donations Portal” to connect people with verified disaster relief organizations. Click here
  • Advocacy Center Hotline 541 732-1911 ext. 10 Advocates are available at no charge for support, advice, and intervention.
  • Rogue Valley Preparedness and Recovery HubUpdated Resource List
  • Almeda Fire Relief Resources spreadsheet  Click here
  • Jackson County Emergency Management

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