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Roundup of wildfire resources

Our hearts are breaking for the families affected by the devastating wildfires that have ripped through our area, destroying entire towns and causing widespread evacuations. There is so much information out there, we thought it would be helpful to round up links to important resources so that families can find them all in one place. We will update this blog post as needed. 

 

Wildfire damage housing relief program for Oregonians:

The program offers up to $7,000 in assistance. Program funds are limited, so apply as soon as possible to be placed on a waiting list. Learn more HERE.

Housing relief fund through OAR:

Oregon Association for Realtors has secured a $500,000 grant for housing relief through NAR’s REALTOR® Relief Foundation for the Oregon wildfires disaster. Apply HERE.

Apply for assistance through FEMA:

Find more information HERE.

 

How to check the evacuation status for your area in Clackamas or Marion counties:

View Marion County HERE.

View Clackamas County HERE.

 

Resources for evacuees: 

Youth (11-18) can access a variety of resources through HOME Youth Services, including sleeping bags, etc. at the drop-in shelter at 625 Union Street NE in Salem, open from 1-6 pm daily.

Find Red Cross Shelter locations HERE or visit the Red Cross Cascades Region Facebook page.

For immediate needs, contact disasterassistance.gov

Family Promise is another option. Please 503-370-9752 for more information.

Visit the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley Resource Hub. Learn more HERE.

U-Haul is offering free 30-day stay storage for evacuees. 

Xfinity is now offering free hot spots to the general public. Learn more HERE

 

Ways to help wildfire victims:

The United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley has opened a Resource Hub, a place where those displaced by the fires can gather essential items, as well as connect with other resources. Learn more HERE.

Santiam Canyon Fire Relief Fund. Learn more HERE.

Donate to the Wildfire Relief Fund through the American Red Cross. Learn more HERE.

Support Oregon fire victims by making a donation through GoFundMe.

To find organizations collecting donations for local fire victims, view with this Clackamas County map.

 

How to check (real-time) air quality in your area:

AirNow.gov

 

If you need shelter to escape dangerous air quality:

ARCHES opened an Air Quality Shelter. See the ARCHES Project Facebook page or call 503-399-9080. 

 

How to protect yourself and others while cleaning up wildfire ash around your home and/or property:

The City of Salem put together these helpful tips. View the article HERE.

 

What to do before, during and after a wildfire:

The American Red Cross walks you through everything you need to know to keep your family safe, including how to inspect your home after a wildfire and how to ensure your food and water are safe. View the article HERE.

More wildfire resources available at SBP Protects.

 

How to get your ballot if your home was destroyed:

Check out this Statesman Journal story for more information.