Resources for wildfire evacuees 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.

Funds and Fundraisers

  • 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 (cash donations, will match up to $100k) – click here
  • 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.
  • United Way Fire Fund – donate here or at First Interstate Bank locations.
  • Garrison’s Home Furnishing will match dollar for dollar up to $15,000 in donations through this GoFundMe Link
  • youth 71Five Ministries have resources and an Emergency Fund set up for youth and families. 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
  • 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.
  • Rogue Valley Country Club Car Show Fundraiser – Sunday, September 20, 2020, on the Oaks Golf Course at RVCC from 10 am – 3:30 pm Come see 60 of the most exotic and premium automobiles on the West Coast. Admission is free, and donations are encouraged. Proceeds for this event will go to the United Way of Jackson County Fire Relief Fund.
  • Human Bean Fundraiser September 25 – Please join The Human Bean of Jackson County locations on Friday, September 25, 2020 as we raise money for the ACCESS Fire Relief Fund. 100% of all beverage and food sales, on this day, will be donated. All Jackson County locations will also be accepting cash donations on behalf of the ACCESS Fire Relief Fund. If you cannot attend, donate 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 which will go directly to local fire relief efforts in the community in which they are donated.
  • Evans Valley Education and Community Center  – 8205 East Evans Creek Road, Rogue River, OR 97537
    • We need volunteers to help meet the needs of the recent evacuees. Jobs consist of cleaning, sorting, checking on guests, organizing, cooking/food prep, advocacy. For more information call 541-582-6006
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds – 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97527
    • No longer taking donations.
  • Klamath Freedom at Klamath County Fairgrounds – 3531 S 6th St, Klamath Falls, OR 97603
    • No longer taking donations.
  • Cascade Self Storage – both Medford locations: 2562 W. Main St and 1011 Narregan St
    • Teaming up with the City of Phoenix to collect donations for the Fire Victims in Phoenix
    • Accepting donations of many kinds, but NO clothing please. Call for details.
    • Cascade Self Storage at: W. Main – (541) 772-6060 or Narregan – (541) 779-6789
  • Paradise Auto (accepting toiletries) – 348 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501
  • Ashland Elks Lodge (nonperishable food, toiletries, a place to hang out) – 255 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
  • 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
  • United Way of Jackson County Relief Fund (if in need of assistance: http://www.roguevalley.recovers.org)
  • Family Nurturing Center in downtown Medford – 212 N Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501
    • Emergency Supply Pick Up Hours: 8 a.m. – 6 p.m.
  • 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.
  • Kids Unlimited (place to give/get food/resources) – 821 N Riverside Ave, Medford, OR 97501
  • Rogue Valley Family YMCA – 522 West 6th St.
    • We are providing showers for displaced community members Monday through Friday from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.
  • 7 Day Adventist Church (place to get clothing) – 1900 Greenwood St, Medford, OR 97504
    • Sunday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
  • Living Waters Church Lithia Motors Evacuation Center – 360 E. Jackson Street, Medford, OR 97501
    • Contact Pastor Ryan Roden, Living Waters Church 541-261-8598 to donate
  • Jefferson Farm Kitchen – 135 S Oregon St, Jacksonville, OR 97530
    • Seeking donations of useful items for those in need – 11am-2pm
    • Check Facebook Page for needed donations
  • New Life Church of the Nazerene – 1974 E McAndrews, Medford
    • Call (541) 779-0190 for availabilities and needs
  • 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 today
  • Carpenter Hall in Ashland – 15 S Pioneer St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Available here: Pet food, personal products, household items, blankets, toys, coats
  • Salvation Army Roseburg – Distribution center is open at 2658 NE Stephens. We are ready to help those that have been effected by the fire. We are open Monday through Friday 9:30AM to 12:30AM.
  • Klamath Tribes – accepting 242 Fire victim donations here.
  • Southern Oregon Fire Relief – 301 E Main St, Medford, OR 97504
    • 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 High School – 201 S Mountain Ave. Ashland, OR 97520
    • Collecting donations of essential items. See list on their Facebook page.
  • 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]
    • ACCESS Food and Supply Distribution – This week only (Sept. 14-18):
      • North Medford Walmart Parking Lot – Tuesday and Thursday – 6:30-8:00pm
      • Eagle Point Walmart Parking Lot – Wednesday Friday – 6:30-8:00pm
  • 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.
  • CrossCountry Mortgage partnered with Safeway to give envelopes filled with $150 in food cards and cash for immediate needs. They’re starting with 100 envelopes. Fire victims can pick up an envelope while they last at 955 Town Centre Way in Medford.

Free Meals

  • Breadboard Restaurant – 744 N Main St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Free prepared to-go meals to anyone affected 7am to 2pm through Friday, September 18
  • Smithfield’s Restaurant and Bar – 36 S 2nd St, Ashland, OR 97520
    • Free meals are available today (September 16) from 4-6. We have to take a break tomorrow and Friday to reorganize and regroup, and then free meals will resume on Saturday, September 19.
  • Medford School District Schools – Sept. 14 – 18 (Click here for full school list and times)
  • 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
  • SOU is currently offering daily respite and support from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Lithia Motors Pavilion (as of September 17) for those who need to regroup in an air-conditioned facility with bathrooms, water and WiFi.
  • FOTOS (Friends of the Animal Shelter) – 5595 S Pacific Hwy Phoenix, OR 97535
    • Check our FOTAS website www.fotas.org/fire-foster It lists the animals we need to place into foster. We are adding new animals daily. If you see a particular animal you would like to foster, let our Foster Coordinator, Michelle Fox, know via email [email protected]
  • 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.
  • North Medford High School – 1900 N. Keene Way Drive
    • Parking lot and gym open, restrooms and showers provided
  • 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
  • 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.

Additional Information and Resources:

  • 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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