Wildfire Resources

Disaster Recovery Grant

RWP is working with regional, state and federal agencies to provide funds assisting with clean-up, recovery work and humanitarian aid.  The funds are designed to fill in gaps and provide additional local support to municipalities and community partners.  To view the Disaster Recovery Grant Overview, click HERE.

  • Jill teVelde  (jill@rogueworkforce.org) –  is our Workforce Development Manager responsible for overall program oversight, and taking the lead on reaching out to city leaders and other partners on the need for clean-up, recovery, restoration, etc. Jill has already reached out to the cities of Talent and Phoenix.

  • Ida Saito (Ida@rogueworkforce.org) –  is our Partnership Engagement Manager who’s taking the lead on reaching out to community partners who are providing humanitarian aid. Ida has already reached out to organizations such as United Way, Red Cross, LaClinica and others

Funds and Cashflow

Visit the RogueBusiness website (http://roguebusiness.org/) to find funding and cashflow assistance for businesses and organizations impacted by the fires.

If you have questions or additional resources to share, join the RogueBusiness Connections LinkedIn group.

 

The resources below are for individuals, businesses and organizations impacted by wildfires.

Sources are local, state and federal including Recovery Resources, Clothing/Bedding/Household resources, Food, Mail/Voting, Pets, Recovery for Businesses and Organizations, Replacing Documents, Taxes, Transportation and places to Donate.

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Printable List of Resources Below With FEMA Forms

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  • Ashland Elks Club in addition to accepting donations, the Ashland Elks Club is also distributing supplies from 11 AM – 7 PM, 255 E Main St (use the back entrance in the alley).
  • Ashland Chamber of Commerce check the Chamber website for a list of Ashland businesses providing clothes/supplies
  • Ashland El Tapatio Parking Lot 1633 OR-99 (near the car dealerships at Valley View)
  • Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter 50 W Hersey; Providing day time shelter, food, hot meals and clothing
  • Ashland High School 201 S Mountain Ave, Ashland; Distributing essential supplies available for pick-up 11 AM – 2 PM daily
  • Goodwill is providing free shopping at their stores for people displaced or impacted the fire.
    • Starting September 12, a limited number of vouchers are available at TC Chevy, 2045 Highway 99, Ashland, Mon-Sat, 730 AM – 500 PM.
    • Vouchers for $50 per family are good at any Goodwill store that is open.
      Ashland Goodwill, 639 Tolman Creek Rd. Ashland 541-482-1363, 10 AM-7 PM daily
    • For families who lost everything and need a lot  Goodwill As-Is Outlet, 4 W 3rd St, Medford, OR 97501, 541- 608-2805, normal hours Tues-Sat, 930AM – 5 PM.
    • Fire impacted people may take as much as they want for free, no voucher needed.
  • Jackson County Libraries free new and gently used toys, books and games at their Ashland, Central Point, Jacksonville, Medford and White City locations.  Visit their website for library days and times that they are open – https://jcls.org/home (note: please DO not drop off donations, they have received an overwhelming response)
  • KTVL.COM list of resources including shelter, food, clothing and hygiene supplies https//ktvl.com/news/local/fire-resources-want-to-help-need-help
  • OSF Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, which is open daily 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–8 p.m. Items available for distribution include pet food, personal hygiene products, household items, blankets, toys & clothing
  • Rogue Valley Recovers Fill out of the “I Have a Need” form on the Rogue Valley Preparedness Hub. roguevalley.recovers.org/
  • Teresa McCormick Center 2500 S Pacific Hwy (left on Bear Creek Corporation Dr – Harry and David Offices); Hours Those affected by the fires (Clothing, hygiene, linens, some camping gear, back packs and other basic essentials).

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  • Unemployment Insurance if you have lost your employment you may qualify for unemployment insurance benefits.
    • You can start the process by visiting https//secure.emp.state.or.us/, call 877-345-3484.
    • Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA – COVID related) 1-833-410-1004 or 503-370-5400.
    • You can attend a weekly live webinar to explain how to start the process (Rapid RePlacement webinar), to sign up for a session https//forms.gle/48LAUcCmYHvavoDE9
  • Training and Employment services are available in Medford (541-776-6060) and Grants Pass (541) 476-1187

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  • Ashland
    • Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter 50 W Hersey; Providing day time shelter, food, hot meals and clothing
    • Ashland Emergency Food Bank 560 Clover Lane Ashland, Ashland, Oregon 97520. Monday – Friday 930-1230. 541-488-9544,  ashlandefb.org/for-services
  • Eagle Point
    • Kids FREE curbside meals Thursday and Friday, September 10th & 11th, 11:30 AM – 12:30 PM. FREE meals will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to 0-18 year old children at the Lower Table Rock Campus (WC) and Hillside Elementary (EP).
  • Medford from 11 AM-1230 PM
    • Hawthorne Park, 501 E Main St, Medford – Monday through Friday 11:45 – 12:45
    • NSWA, 203 N Oakdale Ave, Medford – daily 11:45 – 12:45 and 4:45 – 5:45
    • UNETE, 27 N Ivy St., Medford – daily 4:45 – 5:45 (please call ahead to register 514.840.9669)
  • Phoenix
    • The Shoppes at Exit 24, 205 N Phoenix Rd, Phoenix – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 11:45 – 12:45 and 4:45 – 5:45
  • Talent
    • Grotto Lobby, 302 E Main Street, Talent – daily 11:45 – 12:45 and 4:45 – 5:45
  • Rogue Food Unites: https://www.roguefoodunites.org/, food@roguefoodunites.org, 541.203.0583
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) if you have low income or lost your employment, you may be eligible for Oregon SNAP benefits.  Online information and application:   https//apps.state.or.us/onlineApplication/.  You can also call the local Oregon DHS office, Medford (541) 776-6172 or Grants Pass (541) 474-3101.

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  • FCC Emergency Broadband Benefit Program will provide discounts for accessing the Internet:
    • Up to $50 for broadband services (up to $75 for Tribal land households)
    • One time $100 discount for a laptop, desktop computer or tablet purchase
    • Eligibility is broad (low income, impacted by COVID-19, SNAP recipients, Lifeline program, free and reduced-price school lunch program, and anyone who experienced a substantial loss in income during 2020 (see the FCC website for more information)
    • The program is expected to begin sometime in April 2021, for more information:  https://www.fcc.gov/broadbandbenefit
    • A list of Oregon service providers participating: https://www.fcc.gov/emergency-broadband-benefit-providers#Oregon

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  • For emergencies call 911
  • For 24-hour mental health crisis support call or visit Jackson County Mental Health 140 S Holly St, Medford, OR 97501. 541-774 8201 org/hhs/Mental-Health
  • Community Works Helpline541-779-HELP – 24-hour helpline
  • Crisis Text lineorg Text HOME to 747-747
  • Current Mental Health Providers in the Rogue Valley http//www.mhren.org/pages/referral-booklet
  • Jackson County Mental Health 140 S Holly St, Medford, OR 97501. 541-774-8201
  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline 1-800-273-8255
  • National Disaster Distress Helpline 800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

Pets

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  • Services for Seniors and People with Physical Disabilities: Medicaid programs, food and nutrition services, report abuse and neglect. 2860 State St, Medford, OR 97504-8474 – Phone (541) 776-6222 or 1-866-405-6042
  • Southern Oregon Lions Sight & Hearing Center(SOLSHC) at 228 N Holly St in Medford. People who have lost their eyeglasses during the fire and evacuation can receive replacement, reconditioned glasses from the Lions.
    • The person needs to present a valid prescription from their optometrist or ophthalmologist to allow a proper prescription match.
    • Your eye doctor should be able to provide the prescription from their records.
    • SOLSHC hours are limited. Please call 541-779-3653 for available times.

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  • RVTD Expo Shuttle RVTD is running the following routes to and from the Jackson County Expo. Passengers should look for a Valley Lift paratransit van with the RVTD logo on the side. The shuttles run Monday through Saturday every 30 minutes between 930 AM – 1230 PM and again at 130 PM – 530 PM.
    • Central Point shuttle- runs between the Expo and Central Point Albertson’s/Goodwill on Freeman Rd. The Route 40 serves this shopping center. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo should get off the Route 40 at the stop on Freeman Rd. and walk to the Goodwill to wait in front for the shuttle.
    • South Gateway Medford shuttle– runs between the Expo and the S.Gateway Walmart and also the S. Medford Goodwill. The S. Walmart is served by the 1X and the S. Medford Goodwill is served by the Route 24. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo needs to wait in front of either store.
  • RTVD Bus Route Info 

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  • Ashland High School 201 S Mountain Ave, 9 am – 11 am
  • Ashland Elks Club 225 E Main St (use back alley door to basement), 10 am – 7 pm, please do not bring adult clothing
  • CAUSA donations used to purchase emergency supplies for immigrant Oregonians who have been evacuated or lost their homes due to the wildfires. CAUSA wildfire donation link.
  • Good Will Taking donations of clothing, towels, bedding and home furnishings directly to any Goodwill drop off site that is open. (They do not accept food, pet food, hygiene products, or diapers). https//www.sogoodwill.org/
  • Jackson Co. Expo in Central Point receiving financial donations ONLY https//www.attheexpo.com/
  • Jackson County Salvation Army https//jacksoncounty.salvationarmy.org/medford/
  • COM list of places to donate including places of worship and schools https//www.kdrv.com/content/news/Where-to-donate-A-list-of-where-you-can-go-to-donate-to-local-fire-relief-572373111.html
  • Kids Unlimited is currently accepting donations at their Medford campus located at 821 N. Riverside Avenue, Medford, OR 97501. If you are dropping off donations, please check in with our front office between the hours of 9am-3pm Friday, September 11. For more information or for any questions please call 541-774-3900.
  • MRG Foundation The Rogue Valley Relief Fund will go directly to help people most impacted by fires in the Rogue Valley
    https//www.mrgfoundation.org/rogue-valley-relief-fund1/
  • Phoenix Talent Fire Relief Fund Helps the families from Phoenix and Talent who have lost their homes or had to be evacuated because of the fire. Make checks payable to Jackson County School District #4 and mail to PO Box 937, Medford, OR 97501.
  • Rogue Credit Union has set up a relief fund https//www.roguecu.org/community/donate
  • Rogue Food Unites is coordinating food businesses, farms, and cultural organizations to meet the acute demand for regional support with a community-driven meal preparation and delivery program. https//www.roguefoodunites.org/
  • Rogue Valley Preparedness and Recovery Hub https//roguevalley.recovers.org/
  • Unete Center for Farm Worker Advocacy Immigrant Fire Relief Fund. http//uneteoregon.org/
  • United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund http//www.unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give/
  • Southern Oregon Education Service DistrictSupport for migrant and indigenous families who lost their homes. Make checks payable to SOESD Migrant Education and mail to 487 Rock Street, Ashland, OR 97520
  • Tool Share Habitat for Humanity is looking for donations of tools to share for anyone who plans to return to a lost home.  Questions please call 541-7791983 or email programs@roguevalleyhabitat.org

Rogue Valley Rapid Response Team:

Jill teVelde 541-842-2582 or jilltv@rogueworkforce.org
Greg Thweatt 541-842-2621 or gregt@rogueworkforce.org