Please support our neighbors impacted by wildfires
Published: September 16, 2020
The impact and losses from the southern Oregon wildfires have been devastating. Many people in our area have lost their homes, businesses, and all of their belongings. Many others have been displaced and will not be able to return home soon. People are struggling to survive, find shelter, take care of loved ones, and begin to rebuild.
There is a long road ahead as our communities work together to rebuild the Rogue Valley. Britt stands with the resilient communities of southern Oregon and is here to contribute to our region’s rebuilding in whatever way we can. There are many ways you can help, both by donating and volunteering. Please consider giving in any way that you can. Please share this information with your friends, families, and those in need.
In this moment of unimaginable devastation, we are encouraged by our communities as they come together to uplift our neighbors in need.
Almeda Fire Mutual Aid document – If you or someone you know who has been affected by fire and needs help, you can find a wide variety of resources for Rogue Valley housing, food, transportation, and many more urgent needs in this community-created document.
Access – Access helps our local communities in many ways. Visit their site to learn more about governmental assistance for fire recovery and more.
Donation Drop-off Sites – This is a list of local donation drop-off sites with their
A Community-Created list of GoFundMe Fundraisers – Several individual GoFundMe fundraisers have been created for families directly impacted by the fires.
Southern Oregon Fire Relief by Rogue Credit Union – RCU is matching up to $100,000 in donations, which will be distributed to local nonprofits focused on supporting impacted families and rebuilding communities.
The Rogue Valley Relief Fund by MRG Foundation – All funds raised go directly to immediate support for families in need, including housing, shelter, and supplies.
Access – The Rogue Valley’s primary community support organization receives both food and financial donations.
United Way – Our local United Way chapter has started a Jackson County Fires Fund.
Unete – A fund designated to support farmworkers and immigrant families in response to the complications surrounding the recent fires.
Rogue Valley Volunteer Relief Initiative – Have specific skills that may be helpful to those in need and those rebuilding? Complete this form to offer your time and services.
Rogue Valley Fires Mutual Aid Master Document – Have items or space to offer? Interested in fostering a pet? Want to volunteer at a supply drop site? This document includes information and resources for those in need and those looking to help.
Other ways to help
Provide long-term housing
Foster a pet
Offer to help with transportation
Boost asks for assistance on social media or via text/email/phone calls
Volunteer to sort donations, serve as a translator, or assist people with the arduous task of reaching out for the resources they need.