We are directing all donations to the United Way of Lane County’s Wildfire Response Fund at this time.
As fires continue to burn in the McKenzie Valley and elsewhere in Lane County, we are only beginning to understand the devastation. Though concerned about the damage to the forest and impacts to the river, we know they will recover with time. Members of the communities of Blue River, Vida, and neighboring areas urgently need your help now. You can make an immediate difference by giving generously to United Way of Lane County’s Wildfire Response Fund.
Nonprofits and community organizations can apply for funding through this link: https://www.unitedwaylane.org/wildfire-fund-application
Volunteer Your Time
We know that you want to give back to the community. McKenzie River Trust’s volunteer page offers multiple avenues for you to support community response efforts and we hope you will join us in supporting our friends and neighbors in need.
For up to date information about donations of food and supplies, please visit White Bird Clinic’s website https://whitebirdclinic.org/holidayfarm.
Roosevelt Wildfire Relief Site Those under active evacuation orders can receive goods including clothing, water, hygiene items, pet food and supplies, and more from 9am-7pm through Friday, September 25th at 2699 Roosevelt Avenue. This site is managed by Lane County Emergency Operations.
Stay Informed, Stay Safe
We’re relying on these resources for updated information on the fire and community safety.
Sign-up for local emergency notifications:
Lane COAD has updates and resources for recovery and relief: https://lane.recovers.org/
EWEB water safety and other updates: http://www.eweb.org/about-us/news/high-winds-fire-danger-leave-customers-without-power
Inciweb Holiday Farm Fire webpage: https://inciweb.nwcg.gov/incident/article/7170/55299/
Lane County – Evacuation Notices and other fire resources: https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17035134
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
For a list of information about fire updates across the state from the Coalition of Oregon Land Trusts click here.