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, please contact the organization in advance to make sure information is up to date.

Funds for Support and Rebuilding

  • Rogue Valley Rebuilds – updated information on recovery, resources, and clean-up status. Click here
  • United Way Fire Fund – United Way has set up a mid to long term fire relief fund. This fund is to focus on recovery and rebuilding our community after the fires are out. Donate here or at any 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.
  • MRG Foundation has established Mi Valle Mi Hogar / My Valley My Home to support up to 500 Latinx families displaced by the Almeda Fire in securing high quality, sustainable homes they own, in locations conducive to their personal and collective well-being.  Donate to support this effort 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 matched the first $100,000 in donations dollar for dollar, but is still accepting donations for wildfire relief efforts – click here to donate
  • Unete Immigrant Fire Relief Fund – The fund will distribute money directly to families for basic needs like food, gas and other essentials in response to the complications surrounding the recent fires in Jackson County. Donate 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.
  • 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.
  • Rogue Food Unites – coordinating food businesses, farms, and cultural organizations to meet the acute demand for regional support with a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program. Meals prepared with ingredients from local farms by local restaurants are delivered to locations in Southern Oregon where residents displaced by the Almeda and Glendower fires receive the food they need. Breakfast. Lunch. Dinner.  Click here to learn more. Donate through the United Way of Jackson County here.

Places to give or get needed supplies: 

  • Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity “We are excited to announce the next phase of our 2020 Fire Recovery Fund – we are actively seeking land within the communities of Talent and/or Phoenix. It is our goal that from this tragedy some survivors can achieve new hopes and dreams, the dream of homeownership.”  Click here to find out how you can help.
  • Rogue Valley Preparedness and Recovery Hub – if you have a need, want to donate, or can volunteer, click here.
  • Salvation Army Jackson County –  to give help or get help click here.
  • Rogue Valley Volunteer Relief Initiative – A Facebook community group looking to provide relief to those effected by the fires in the Rogue Valley, and help with recovery and rebuild efforts – click here.
  • RemakeTalent creates real-world opportunities for displaced populations to rebuild their lives & livelihoods with access to affordable housing and commerce, and reimagines our community’s needs with equity, sustainability, and resiliency at the forefront. For details click here

Housing:

  • Share Housing The Longer Term Secure Short Term (LTSST) Housing Effort is a volunteer team of Rogue Valley residents dedicated to building community-sourced housing security for families who lost their homes in the Almeda Fire. To those who have access to and ownership of the most needed resource – housing – LTSST offers the opportunity to open your hearts and your spaces to Rogue Valley community members most impacted. For more details click here

Additional Information and Resources:

  • Jackson County Wildfire Recovery Resources – from Jackson Care Connect. Click here for recovery resources, housing resources, links to Jackson County schools, food and essential services, mental health support, and ways to give.
  • Emotional Wellness Hotline – Monday through Friday 8am-4pm  541-842-3643  Spanish speaking counselors are available. More  details here

 

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