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.

  • 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. Deadline extended to November 30, 2020.
  • Rogue Valley Rebuilds – website for official wildfire recovery information aimed at those affected by the Almeda and Obenchain fires, it brings together information from multiple organizations involved in the rebuilding effort. Click here

Donation and Giving Events

  • Almeda Fire Giving Tree – Southern Oregon Youth Programs is working with local establishments to host Giving Trees, to collect gifts from the community. Beginning November 9th and running through December 7th Giving Trees will be available at local businesses. For more information, click here.
  • Christmas Gifts for Kids – Living Waters Relief Center is opening up their doors for a very special Christmas “store” for those who lost their homes in the fires. Must pre-register for one of the four nights: December 8, 10, 15, 17. For information, click here.

Funds for Support and Rebuilding

  • 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 all First Interstate Bank locations.
  • Rotary Clubs of Southern Oregon “Rebuilding Our Communities, Together” – 100% of all donations will go to rebuilding efforts. Donate at RotaryRebuildsSouthernOregon.com
  • 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. Donate to support immediate wildfire emergency response or to support recovery and rebuilding. 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 is 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
  • Garrison’s Home Furnishing has matched dollar for dollar the first $15,000 in donations, but still seeking additional donations through this GoFundMe Link
    • UPDATE: Phoenix Auto Center Tire Pros has offered to match an additional $15,000. If our community can collectively contribute another $15,000 Phoenix Auto Center Tire Pros will donate another $15,000, which means we can bless another 30 families with help. Donate here: GoFundMe Link
  • Unete Immigrant Fire Relief Fund – The fund will help distribute money for rent/utilities and food in response to the wildfires in Southern Oregon. Many families were displaced from the recent fires in the rogue valley and now find themselves without homes to return to. Please join us in supporting these needy families. all funds collected will go directly to families. None will be used for overhead or staff. thank you for your generosity! Donate here
  • 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 of Jackson County 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.
  • 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. Donations accepted through the United Way of Jackson County.
  • Kla Mo Ya Rebuild Chiloquin – Help us rebuild our community from the impact of 242 Fire disaster. Funds will primarily be used to support residents in temporary evacuation centers/hotels, rebuild Chiloquin Community areas affected by the 242 fire, and to help individuals affected by the 242 fire, and support those who lost their homes, businesses and means of livelihood regain their lives. Click here to learn more.

Places to give or get needed supplies, volunteer: 

  • Rogue Valley Habitat for Humanity “Our Furniture Center for Almeda and Obenchain survivors will be closed temporarily for the next two weeks. If you were impacted by the Southern Oregon 2020 fires and are in need of furnishings for your new home, please call us at 541-779-1983 or email us at [email protected] and we will process your request. At this time we anticipate resuming scheduled appointments during the first week of December.”
  • 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.
  • Access Fire Relief Resources in Jackson County – We have created a list on our home page for resources to those affected by the fires and for those who wish to help. This list will be updated daily. 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. Help out by completing 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.
  • Southern Oregon Helps is an exchange site for those in the Rogue Valley during emergencies and beyond. Click here
  • Pronto Print has designed 4 different high quality, vinyl stickers to show support for the Rogue Valley due to the fires. A $20 donation for 2 stickers will be directed to The United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund. You can view all the stickers and donate by going to www.gopronto.com

Places to stay/shelters/services:

  • 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
  • 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

  • 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:

  • Jackson County Wildfire Recovery Resources – from Jackson Care Connect. Click here for recovery resources and information
  • Rogue Valley Fires Mutual Aid – spreadsheet designed to connect those impacted by the Rogue Valley fires to resources from other residents. It is being updated with new tabs and information as much as possible. Click here
  • 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

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