The Salvation Army Responds to Oregon Wildfires – Update #6

(September 17, 2020) As evacuation orders begin to lift, The Salvation Army continues to serve those impacted by the wildfires. In Clackamas County, evacuees have started to return home, and so The Salvation Army is transitioning from serving daily meals to providing long-term support for that area.

  • Meals Served: 16,415

  • Snacks: 7,599

  • Drinks: 10,245

  • Home Delivered Meals: 3,872

  • Food Boxes: 1,373

  • Lodging for Evacuees at Salvation Army Facilities: 279

The Salvation Army continues to provide meals and services in the following areas: 

  • Clackamas County at Clackamas Town Center at12000 SE 82nd Ave, Happy Valley, OR 97086. As RV and tent evacuees have started to return home, The Salvation Army is providing these families with services from our mobile resource vehicle twice a day.
     

  • Douglas County: Meal services are available for pick-up and delivery only. To sign up please call 503-313-3438. Clothing for evacuees is available at 2658 Stephen St. Roseburg, OR from 9:30 AM – 12:30 PM, Monday – Friday. 
     

  • Deschutes County: Feeding evacuees three times a day currently sheltered at a local hotel.
     

  • Jackson County Expo at 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point, OR 97502. Feeding evacuees three times a day. The Salvation Army HOPE House at 1065 Crews Rd. Medford, Oregon 97501 is being used as a shelter for over 40 evacuees.
     

  • Lane County: Feeding 75 firefighters working on the front lines twice a day.
     

  • Linn and Benton Counties at the Linn Benton Fairgrounds at 3700 Knox Butte Rd E, Albany, OR 97322. Feeding evacuees three times a day.
     

  • Lincoln County: Emergency food boxes are available in Newport at 140 NE 4th St, Newport, OR 97365 on Wednesday – Friday 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. They are also available in Lincoln City on Fridays from 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM at The Lincoln City Church of Christ 2160 NE Quay Pl, Lincoln City, OR 97367.
     

  • Marion County at the Oregon State Fairgrounds at 2330 17th St. NE, Salem, OR 97303.Meals are being delivered to the Fairgrounds, as well as local hotels in Salem and Woodburn for evacuees.
     

  • Multnomah County: Providing over 1,000 meals to houseless Portlanders every Monday in North and SE Portland. 
     


VOLUNTEER

  • Marion County: To sign up email Jessica.Zielinski@usw.salvationarmy.org

  • Lincoln County: To sign up email Newport.Volunteer@usw.salvationarmy.org

  • Douglas County: Volunteers are needed in Roseburg for assembling lunches and dinners for delivery. Volunteers are needed between 9/17 – 9/27. If you are able to help, please call 503-313-3438.

  • For additional areas please email Lisa.Cole@usw.salvationarmy.org
     

DONATIONS
The best way to help evacuees is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster. 100% of your donation stays in Oregon to respond directly to the needs of those impacted by the Oregon Wildfires. There are a variety of ways the public can support The Salvation Army’s disaster relief efforts:

ONLINE
cascade.salvationarmy.org

PHONE
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY – Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief”

MAIL
Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
8495 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley, OR 97086

About The Salvation Army
The Salvation Army annually helps more than 23 million Americans overcome poverty, addiction, and economic hardships through a range of social services. By providing food for the hungry, emergency relief for disaster survivors, rehabilitation for those suffering from drug and alcohol abuse, and clothing and shelter for people in need, The Salvation Army is doing the most good at 7,600 centers of operation around the country. In the first-ever listing of “America’s Favorite Charities” by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Salvation Army ranked as the country’s largest privately funded, direct-service nonprofit. For more information, visit www.SalvationArmyUSA.org. Follow us on Twitter @SalvationArmyUS and #DoingTheMostGood.

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Source: disaster.salvationarmyusa.org