The American Red Cross has activated the Northwest Response Fund to help Oregon and Washington residents who are affected by the wildfires across the region. Donations will go to families that have been displaced or impacted by the active and growing wildfires: Donate here.
United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund
Rogue Credit Union’s Southern Oregon Fire Relief Fund will match up to $50,000 in relief donations for people impacted by the Almeda and Obenchain fires. Donations to the Southern Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross can be designated specifically for assisting impacted families and rebuilding our communities. Contributions can be made at any Rogue Credit Union branch or at https://www.roguecu.org/community/donate
The United Way of Jackson County is collecting donations that will be geared toward longer-term recovery for families impacted by the fires. The United Way will use an application process to cover direct expenses related to families’ losses. To donate to the United Way Fire Fund, go to unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give, mail a check to United Way, 60 Hawthorne St., Medford, OR 97504 or make a deposit at any First Interstate Bank to the United Way Fire Fund, account number 1000471001 and routing number 092901683.
Phoenix-Talent School District is connected to nearly every family in the region and has developed a fund to support their community:
UNETE is supporting farm workers and immigrants in the region at
American Red Cross volunteers are helping those evacuated from wildfires at different evacuation points throughout the state and can always use volunteers. Those who are interested in volunteering should visit redcross.org/volunteer for more information. There are also six blood banks throughout Oregon accepting donations. The Red Cross also accepts cash donations on its website, redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate.html.
Cascade Self Storage: 2562 W. Main St and 1011 Narregan St in Medford. The city is asking for clothing and hygiene products at this time.
Fred Meyer has announced a $20,000 donation to the American Red Cross to fund northwest wildfire relief efforts, in the form of a foundation grant. Additionally, the company will be collecting donations for the American Red Cross from those in the community who want to round-up their transaction to the nearest dollar or donate their loose change while checking out at the store. Fred Meyer is also donating water and supplies to support local firefighters.
Salvation Army: You can bring donations to 1065 Crews Rd Medford, OR 97501 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. They are in need of the following items:
- New men’s underwear—men’s Sizes—small, medium, large.
- New women’s underwear —size 5, 6, 7, 8 and 3XL.
- Bedding: pillows; twin sheet sets.
- Brooms and mops
- Laundry detergent.
- Size four diapers.
The best way to help evacuees is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster. 100% of donation stays in Oregon to respond directly to the needs of those impacted by the Oregon Wildfires.
Salvation Army disaster relief efforts: cascade.salvationarmy.org PHONE Call 800-SAL-ARMY. Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief" MAIL Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to: The Salvation Army Disaster Relief 8495 SE Monterey Ave. Happy Valley, OR 97086
Habitat for Humanity is establishing a tool share for victims that plan to return to their lost homes and look for sentimental and/or important items. We are seeking community donations of new and gently used:
- Shovels (all types and sizes)
- Metal rakes
- Buckets with handles
- Sift boxes
- Garden wagons
- Anything else that might seem useful for the task of searching through the charred homes.
At this time we will be accepting these donations at the Habitat Administrative Office and will add additional dates for donations as the situation develops. Please watch our Rogue Valley Habitat Facebook
for information on how to donate or distribution. Questions? Please call 541-779-1983 or email email@example.com