Updated 9/29/20 at 1:00pm
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The Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office (OSFM) are the lead fire-fighting agencies currently assigned to the Holiday Farm Fire. Follow ODF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional updates.
Principles for Equitable and Effective Crisis Response : A set of principles that reflect lessons learned to support individuals and organizations that form networks to help a community during and after a disaster — as they find their own course through assessment, training, deliberation, action-planning, partnership development, and evaluation.
Lane Community College is currently closed to all except Public Safety, but students and staff displaced by fire with a vehicle can call Public Safety at 541-463-5558 to be provided with a safe place to park and stay in their vehicle, with access to water, wifi, and restrooms. The University of Oregon will provide showers and temporary housing for UO employees and students. If you are a university employee or student in need of such assistance, go to https://around.uoregon.edu/content/president-calls-resilience-face-fires-pandemic to complete a web form.
Center for Community Counseling has geared up to provide short term counseling for those impacted by the wildfires. They will waive the fees for these sessions. People needing support can call them at 541-344-0620 or visit www.ccc.eugene.org
Holiday Farm Fire stress-support resources
- Emotional Support: 1(800) 923-HELP (4357)
- Disaster Stress: 1(800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
In-Person Crisis Support: The Graduate Hotel, 66 E. 6th Ave., Eugene, M-F, 10a-1p & 2p-5p
The Child Center’s Crisis Response Program is available 24/7 at 1-888-989-9990 for families with children & youth experiencing mental or behavioral health crises in Lane Cty. https://www.thechildcenter.org/press-releases/
White Bird Clinic’s 24/7 Crisis Services program is available 24/7 for all Lane County residents. Trained counselors have a deep ability to empathize with clients, as well as extensive knowledge of local resources that are appropriate to provide ongoing care. https://whitebirdclinic.org/crisis 541-687-4000 / 1-800-422-7558
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746, 24/7
MORE CRISIS SUPPORT LINES…
- Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield (919 Kruse Way). Appointments and masks required. Make an appointment online or call 800-398-7888.
- United Way’s Wildfire Response Fund: United Way is raising funds for organizations working directly with evacuees, which is one of the simplest ways to support at this time:
- Give to the Wildfire Response Fund:
- Webpage: https://egiving.unitedwaylane.org/wildfires
- Give over the phone by calling Cathi McNutt, CFO, at 541-357-5709
- Donate by check: make the check payable to United Way of Lane County, indicate in the memo line: Wildfires, and mail to 3171 Gateway Loop, Springfield, OR 97477
- Causa Oregon Wildfire Response Fund: All funds donated will be used to purchase emergency supplies for immigrant Oregonians who have been evacuated or lost their homes due to the wildfires.
- Community Wildfire Refuge Support: Support for CORE, Black Thistle Street Aid, Occupy Medical, and Lane County Mutual Aid.
- Lane COAD: Lane COAD (community organization active in disaster) provides coordination and information triage at https://lane.recovers.org/ and helps manage large donations and volunteer efforts alongside the Lane County EOC, Red Cross, United Way, White Bird, Food for Lane County, Open Eugene, and other anchor organizations.
- Blue River’s upper McKenzie Fire Chief Rainbow Fundraiser: Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews is the Fire Chief of the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District near Blue River, Oregon where the Holiday Farm Fire has been rearing its incredible and ugly head this week. Rainbow and half a dozen of her district volunteers, had their own homes burn to the ground while they were out saving lives and mitigating damage from the fire. They lost everything. Rainbow made the call to raise the evacuation level early so that the citizens in her jurisdiction had time to get out safely.
- Lane County Mutual Aid is holding a Supply Drive (masks, especially N95’s, PPE like gloves, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitizer, menstrual products, and soap. Drop-offs accepted M-F 9am-12pm at the NAACP Office 330 High St. Call or text Lane County Mutual aid 541-690-8107 for after hour drop off coordination.
- The Red Cross is available to offer resources to those who have been impacted by the Holiday Farm Fires. For Red Cross resources, please call 1-888-680-1455 or 1-503-284-1234.
- Safe and Well check-in: Are you affected by the McKenzie Fire? Consider using the American Red Cross’s Safe and Well website to let family and friends know your status and location: https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
- All people whose homes were impacted by the 2020 Oregon wildfires should apply for Individual Assistance. FEMA assistance is available to families and business owners in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties. People can apply for assistance by going to http://www.DisasterAssistance.gov or calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.
- Catholic Community Services of Lane County has received a limited amount of additional funds to distribute to individuals or families who have not already received this assistance and have been evacuated due to the Holiday Farm Fire in Lane County. One adult per address is eligible to receive a $250 VISA Cash Gift Card upon showing ID or proof of residence in an evacuated zone (level 3 and level 2). CCS Springfield Community Service Center location only, located at 1025 G Street in Springfield. (Bus stop right outside the front entrance) Monday, September 28th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm AND Wednesday, September 30th from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
- Eugene YMCA Offering Free Child Care assistance
- Wildfire Damage Housing Relief: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/program-wildfire-damage-housing-relief.aspx
- Oregon Community Credit Union: Fire Support for members https://www.myoccu.org/fire-support
- SELCO Wildfire assistance for members https://www.selco.org/wildfire-assistance
- Oregon Realtor’s Association has acquired a grant to offer mortgage and rental assistance funding of up to $1,000 per household, plus they have a list of wildfire resources for each county
- Umpqua Bank Disaster Relief Loans Available to Communities in Need
- Banner Bank is offering assistance loans (1,000-5,000) up through October 30th .
- The state vital records office says it will provide up to three copies of birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership records free of charge to anyone who lost them because of the wildfires. Read more…
- Organizations seeking funds to support their wildfire response efforts in Lane County can apply for a Wildfire Response grant online through United Way.
- The Ford Family Foundation has already awarded grants totaling about $225,000 right away to emergency response funds.
- Rather than establishing a separate relief fund, the Oregon Community Foundation is providing information (including links to the various United Ways in impacted communities) on its website about which organizations are supporting wildfire relief efforts to get resources to communities as quickly as possible.
- MRG Foundation continues funding organizations and efforts that are focused on BIPOC, Immigrant, Tribal communities, and social/racial justice organizations, MRG Foundation is holding wildfire relief funds that focus on equity.
- Some of Food for Lane County’s operations are experiencing temporary modification. The pantry in McKenzie Bridge and Marcola are both closed. For community members who need pantry services, please review the lists at https://foodforlanecounty.org/find-a-food-pantry and contact the pantry you wish to visit ahead of time to verify service hours.
- SNAP: If you have lost your food due to the wildfires, you can have up to $200 of your SNAP benefits reloaded onto your card. Folks in this situation should contact the local ODHS office and fill out a short form stating what food they lost and how they were impacted by the fires. You don’t need to go to “your” ODHS office, you can just go to the one closest to you if you have been evacuated. Oregon Department of Human Services local offices are also helping to coordinate basic needs for all evacuees, such as food boxes, whether you receive SNAP benefits or not. https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/Offices/Pages/Self-Sufficiency.aspx
- If you’ve been evacuated from the McKenzie Valley, you can pick up your mail at the post office at 4949 Main St. in Springfield. springfield.postofficehours.us/oregon/SPRINGF
- If you have any trouble replacing things like durable medical equipment, supplies or prescriptions, your coordinated care organization (CCO) can help. Find your CCO contact information here: http://ow.ly/jprH50BoEAi. If you’re an OHP member with an open card, contact Member Services at: 800-273-0557.
- Lane County put out a communication saying “Rumors that Red Cross is running out of sheltering options for Holiday Farm Fire evacuees are not true. Evacuees in need of a place to stay can call 541-214-4999. If you are an evacuee and have other needs beyond sheltering that Red Cross can help with call 1-800-733-2767.”
- The Weekly put together a fact check page at https://www.eugeneweekly.com/2020/09/10/fire-truth-or-fiction/
The Red Cross Churchill shelter has closed. Please call 503-284-1234 if you have been impacted by the Holiday Farm Fires and need hotels or housing support. Contact 1-888-680-1455 for assistance with other issues.
Emergency Shelter Adults Over 18:
- Dusk to Dawn: Contact the Eugene Service Station at 450 Hwy 99N, Eugene; 541-461-8688 for Dusk to Dawn, overnight shelter in heated, military-style tents and the Overnight Parking Program for individuals living in cars or RV’s.
- Eugene Mission: Operating at reduced capacity due to social distancing requirements, visit https://www.eugenemission.org/
- Microshelter Program: Contact Community Supported Shelters for legal, designated places for people who are without a conventional form of housing.
Emergency Shelter Families with Children:
- First Place Family Center is open under normal operating hours: 8-5PM, 7 days a week with strict social distancing guidelines. Housed families will be able to pick up mail, hygiene products, diapers, and other critical items. Literally homeless families (in shelter, cars, or on streets), are able to use showers, laundry, preschool (starting 6/24, with enrollment restrictions), and meals. Children will need to be present for families to use the center. Only 4-5 families will be allowed a time, depending on the services being used. FPFC Night Shelter program has openings for families needing emergency shelter. To enroll, families must visit FPFC first. For more information, contact (541) 342-7728 or visit https://www.svdp.us/what-we-do/homeless-services/first-place-family-center/
- North West Eugene – Space with Lights, 3 portable restrooms, access to EWEB hose connection. Space for up to 50 RV’s. Call Jordan (541) 321-3654.
- Veneta – Space with no utilities, must be self-contained. Animals if friendly and controlled (goats and other animals on the site). Call Con at (541) 729-7498. Evacuee’s only.
- The Cottage Grove Masonic Hall (33322 Row River Road) is also open for those who have been evacuated. They have space for additional recreational vehicles. There are restrooms, showers and a laundry facility. Please call Eston Wicks (541-968-3829) before arriving to confirm space availability.
Supplies/Support for Evacuees
Lane County Government is coordinating a Holiday Farm Fire Donation Supply Site 2699 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402. Hours 10am-4pm. Walk-in distribution discontinued. Not accepting donations.
A Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) will be open for those affected by the Holiday Farm Fire on Friday, September 25, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. , at the Lane Events Center at 796 W. 13th Ave. in Eugene. The goal is to provide information to keep people safe as they return to their properties and to help them connect with services and agencies they will need.
The Resource Center brings together various agencies to provide information and support. This Friday the MARC includes representatives from Lane Electric, Eugene Water and Electric Board (EWEB), Lane County Elections, insurance companies, housing support agencies, Senior and Disabled Services, Environmental Health, Lane County Assessment and Taxation, waste and debris disposal coordinators, Medicare assistance, permit and land management staff, business assistance, Veteran Services, faith-based services and support, as well as mental health and medical support. Other agencies on hand to provide help are the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Red Cross, the McKenzie Community Development Corporation, McKenzie School District, the Hope Project, Department of Human Services (SNAP), Lane Community College, the Oregon Division of Financial Regulation, the USDA and the Oregon Construction Contractors Board Field Services.
The MARC will also be available to those who have learned the status of their home or residence over the telephone and would like more information about those resources.
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If you are unhoused and need supplies, please send a detailed text or call Carry It Forward at 541-844-9311.
Updates and Evacuation Notices