Here are some ways you can help our fellow Oregonians impacted by the wildfires. If you aren’t able to donate, you may be able to volunteer, help spread the word, or learn more about these organizations and follow them on social media.
The Red Cross Cascades Region is providing emergency shelter, meals, health services and more at sites around the state. You can donate funds, volunteer, give blood or follow them on Facebook to learn more about their work.
Oregon governor Kate Brown asked three of Oregon’s largest foundations, The Ford Family Foundation, Meyer Memorial Trust, and Oregon Community Foundation, to establish the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund. It will help with emergency relief, but also with the impacted communities’ long-term recovery.
Farmworkers have been hit hard by the fires. PCUN, Oregon’s farmworker union and champion of low-wage workers and Latinx families, is helping impacted farmworkers with cash support and supplies. You can help by donating funds or supplies.
PDX Diaper Bank is coordinating with evacuation sites to get diapers to families. You can support their efforts with a financial donation by texting “GIVE DIAPERS” to 44-321.
The Wildland Firefighter Foundation is a national organization that supports injured wildland firefighters and the families of firefighters killed in duty. You can make a financial donation or purchase merchandise on their website.
Contribute to mutual aid efforts coordinated by several groups including Don’t Shoot PDX, Symbiosis PDX and SNACK BLOC. You can donate supplies for distribution in impacted areas with a focus on helping Indigenous communities and migrant seasonal workers impacted by fire.
Volunteer with or donate funds or food to Feed the Mass. This nonprofit had been working to feed Oregonians who found themselves in dire financial straits due to COVID-19 closures, then they pivoted to feed those impacted by wildfires. Their Instagram account is the best way to learn about their latest needs and updates.
The Oregon Humane Society is working with shelters in impacted areas to transfer pets to OHS to free up space for emergency boarding. They are also assisting with the coordination of pet supplies to evacuation sites. Read more about their work and how you can help.