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Jackson County Exp Center where Red Cross has been staged and an evacuation center has been set up to distribute supplies and resources to those in need. (KTVL){ }
Jackson County Exp Center where Red Cross has been staged and an evacuation center has been set up to distribute supplies and resources to those in need. (KTVL)
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We are living through an unprecedented disaster with the loss of property in Oregon due to wildfires reaching a level never before seen in this state. Here in the Southern Oregon and Northern California area, thousands have been impacted, hundreds of homes have been lost as well as businesses.

Amid all of this destruction, one thing remains clear: our neighbors are ready and willing to help. We are truly touched by the volume of messages we have received from individuals and organizations wanting to help. Here are just some of the resources available right now.

If you would like us to add you as a resource small or big please email us at or

Direct Person-to-Person Exchange Southern Oregon Helps is an exchange site for those in the Rogue Valley during emergencies and beyond. A list of resources is updated continuously on thier site as well as a list of what is needed and where to volunteer.


Community Offers:

  • Delfina: "I live in the Sam's Valley area of White City. We are not in the evacuation zone. I have a guest room to offer anyone with 2 beds. We have animals so can take in more goats.Call my cell phone below if you know of someone who could use a place to stay for a while. A single mother with a child would be good but we also love old people. 510 913-7802 Cell 541 826-0894 Home"
  • Devon: "I’d like to help those affected by the fire with transportation needs. If they need food or supplies transported or to travel to destinations please let me know how I can help! We’ve got a car seat and 2 5-point harness seats in our car for smaller children. Thank you, 541-525-9285"
  • Konnor Kirkpatrick: "I own/operate 2 Guys 1 Truck junk removal service in Grants Pass. We would love to help with any debris clean up from the fires, we have a 5-yard dump truck and a team to load the truck. Owner/Operator 2 Guys 1 Truck LLC 541-622-2174

Jackson County Evacuation Sites

  • Jacksonville Presbyterian Church -- 425 Middle St. -- Shelter and RV parking available
  • The Salvation Army HOPE House transitional shelter program site -- Medford -- Currently housing 31 evacuees and have the capacity for 50 evacuees. Meals are being provided for evacuees at the shelter. If you need assistance please call (541) 773-6965 x101."We are providing food boxes and clothing vouchers and assessing other needs to evacuees." The Thrift Store will open September 10 to evacuees to redeem clothing vouchers.
  • Harvest Time Fellowship -- 345 2nd St. -- 50 people, bring your own bedding and masks. Call Jerry Fraiser at (707) 845-6310 to confirm
  • East Evans Creek Community Center -- 8205 E. Evans Creek Road -- 50 people, bring your own bedding and masks. Call (541) 582-6006 to confirm
  • Grace Baptist Church -- Rogue River -- Gymnasium open for shelter, parking available to campers (no hookups), pets kept in playground areas, access to showers, food, toiletries. Call (541) 291-2714
  • Rogue River Assembly of God -- 270 W Evans Creek Road -- Large parking lot available for evacuees with RVs and trailers. Clothing closet, sundry items, food available. Call (541) 582-0563
  • New Life Naz -- 1974 East McAndrews -- Room available for 200 vehicles and RVs. Wifi and restrooms available. Call (541) 779-7777
  • Eagle Point Community Bible Church
  • The Expo, Jackson County Fairgrounds
  • Ashland High School
  • Southern Oregon University -- Lithia Motors Pavillion, 1465 Webster St.
  • Food 4 Less -- Parking lot available

Josephine County Evacuation Sites

  • Edgewater Christian Fellowship -- 101 Assembly Circle -- 50 people, bring your own bedding and masks. Call (541) 474-7172 to confirm
  • Parkway Christian Center -- Pop-up tents, blankets and cots available
  • Grants Pass Shopping Center, Movie Theater
  • Grants Pass High School -- 8th and Olive
  • Allendale School
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds
  • Gladiola School
  • Cascade Mountain Ranch -- Hugo -- Call Amy at (541) 890-8435
  • Liberty Pentecostal Church

Food Resources

  • St. Vincent de Paul -- 2424 N Pacific Hwy -- Lunch served Monday through Friday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Phoenix and Talent Schools -- Staged at Home Depot
  • OSF -- 15 S Pioneer St.
  • New Life Church of the Nazarene -- 1984 E. McAndrews Rd. -- Shelter, free clothing and hygiene supplies, mattresses, sleeping space, parking spaces also available. Call 541-779-7777 to check space availability.
  • First Presbyterian Church - 85 S. Holly St.
  • Ashland Elks Lodge: We are serving free hot food from 10-7 until further notice. As able.
  • El Tapatio in Ashland: offering food donations with bilingual assistance from 11am to 6pm.
  • Oregon Child Development Coalition: We have water, food, clothes and shoes for women, men, children; toy and books and other items!We are located at 265N Main St in Ashland. We will be here again Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm.

Clothing & Hygiene Supplies

  • Paddington Station -- Ashland -- Free change of clothing available
  • Rogue Rock Gym offering showers 3001 Samike Drive Suite 104 Medford OR
  • Oregon Child Development Coalition: We have water, food, clothes and shoes for women, men, children; toy and books and other items!We are located at 265N Main St in Ashland. We will be here again Wednesday and Thursday from 9am to 3pm.
  • Ashland Elks Lodge: Open 10-7 until further notice. We have clothing, toiletries internet access and a computer available for use. We are also willing to make deliveries upon requests.
  • Forte Clothing Company -- 691 E Vilas Road -- Showers, blank tees, hoodies, long sleeves (sizes youth to 3x) available free of charge
  • Moxley Media -- Call (402) 935-7733
  • Carpenter Hall at OSF -- 15 S Pioneer St. -- Clothing grab bags, shoes, hats, coats, blankets, towels, food, toiletries, masks, sanitizer, menstrual products, pet food, kids toys & activities available
  • Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equality
  • Phoenix & Talent Schools -- Staged at Home Depot -- Backpacks, food and schools supplies available
  • Family Nurturing Center -- 212 N Oakdale -- Open through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and providing clothing, shoes, diapers, wipes, food, water, toiletries, sheets, pillows, blankets, children’s toys, books, etc. Donations for new men’s and women’s underwear, tents, cellphone chargers, and men’s clothing are still needed. Some deliveries will be available for those with no access to transportation. Contact Family Nurturing Center at (541) 779-5242 for more information.
  • White Mountain Middle Fire Relief -- 550 Wilson Way, White City -- Accepting and distributing donations of food, clothing and other essentials September 14 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Check the White Mountain Facebook Page for details.
  • Ella Lane Boutique -- 739 Medford Center -- Men, Women and Children’s Clothing / Toiletries / Shoes and more.
  • Goodwill, Jackson County Expo, the Rogue Valley COAD -- The Expo is maxed out and is no longer accepting donations (except for NEW pillows, blankets, towels, and hygiene products). All donations of clothing, shoes, and other household items can be taken to Goodwill, and we will get them to those in need AT NO COST.
  • Goodwill vouchers are now available at:TC Chevrolet 2045 Hwy 99Ashland, OR 97520 Mon-Sat, 7:30 AM to 5 PMThese vouchers are redeemable at any Goodwill retail store.
  • Ashland Christian Fellowship -- 50 W. Hersey St. -- Blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, toiletries. Sanctuary available as a temporary shelter and RVs and campers can use the parking lot.
  • Eloise and Pop's Care Closet -- Gold Hill IOOF Lodge #129 -- Monday Sep 21-Sep 25 from 10AM-2PM -- Free clothing
  • Macy’s will offer a customer discount up to 30 percent off to those affected by the wildfires
    Macy’s Clackamas Town Center – 12100 S.E. 82nd Ave., Clackamas, OR 97086
    Macy’s Rogue Valley Mall – 1800 N. Riverside Ave., Medford, OR 97501
    Macy’s Salem Center – 400 High St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301
    Macy’s Valley River Center – 100 Valley River Center, Eugene, OR 97401
  • El Tapatio in Ashland: offering clothing, luggage, bedding, and some household items with bilingual assistance from 11 am to 6 pm.

    Financial Resources

  • United Way -- Contact Dee Ann Everson at (541) 773-5339
  • Oregon Housing Relief
  • House of Leaves -- Medford: (541) 816-4204. Ashland: (541) 488-6776. Email:
  • Goodwill, Jackson County Expo, the Rogue Valley COAD -- If you have been impacted by the fires, you can go to the Expo to pick up a $50 voucher that's as good as cash at the Southern Oregon Goodwill store of your choice. If you are unable to get to the Expo to pick up a voucher, please come to our As-Is Outlet store (4 W. 3rd in Medford) and we will make sure you have clothing, shoes, etc.

Other Resources

  • ServiceMaster: We are offering to clean sentimental items that were recovered from the fire for free
  • Community Works -- (541) 779-4357
  • Remax Offices: 2594 E Barnett Rd Suite B, Medford OR 97504 "We are opening up our office for people to come in and use computers, printers, scanner and help fill out paperwork. We have 30 minutes' time slots to reserve so we can still do the social distancing."
  • SOU is currently offering daily respite and support from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in Lithia Motors Pavilion for those who need to regroup in an air-conditioned facility with bathrooms, water and WiFi. Those services will transition to the Stevenson Union’s Rogue River Room on Thursday, Sept. 17
  • La Clinica
  • AT&T extends relief to customers in areas severely impacted by wildfires. Please see the link below for details and share with your affected residents.
  • The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service team has been activated in Jackson County. Services are being provided in Ashland, Phoenix, Talent, and Medford.
  • Firestop Company -- Providing sleeping bags to people in need. Contact Tera Lerpari at (541) 245-0466
  • Clean Water Delivery: I am with Absolut Water Source and wanna deliver clean water to people without power in the rural area and city who cannot get water from there wells. call 541-840-0061
  • Oregon Senior Solutions: We help seniors with replacing lost Medicare and health insurance cards, emergency RX refills, VA health insurance, emergency health benefits and general questions/support regarding Medicare and Medicaid. Michelle: 541-301-1017, Mark: 541-301-4730
  • Almeda Fire Relief Supply Distribution Sites (Potable water and charging stations as well): Ashland - Carpenter Hall (OSF) - 44 Pioneer St, Medford - Living Waters Church - 360 E Jackson, Phoenix - Home Depot 3345 - N Phoenix Rd, Talent - Talent Maker City Parking lot - 304 E Main St. Contact Allie Rosenbluth at at 541-816-2240.
  • RVCOAD: The Rogue Valley Community Organizations Active in Disaster (RVCOAD) is available to help those wishing to volunteer and those in need of volunteers. They are encouraging anyone interested in volunteering in recovery efforts to visit their website at Contact Mark Pederson at 541-941-1374.

Mental Health

  • Kairos Jackson Services: If you and your family need mental health support during this unpredictable time, please call us for help at 541-772-0127. Kairos Jackson Services serves Jackson Care Connect covered youth ages 0-24. We offer counseling, family counseling, skills coaching, peer support, family support, psychiatric services, and case management. We offer same-day intakes at 1175 East Main Street in Medford Tuesday and Wednesdays from noon – 3pm and Thursday and Fridays from 8:30 am-3pm.
  • Ashland Elks Lodge: We have some Licensed Mental Health professionals that are available Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday 12-4. We will also have resources available to put you in contact with Mental Health Professionals. Possibly more hours to come.
  • Rogue Valley Emotional Wellness Hotline Mon-Fri 8 am-4 pm 541-824-3643 In English and Spanish

Pets and Animals:

  • Lost Pets Facebook Page: Almeda Fire Oregon Lost & Found Animals is a Facebook page for residents to reconnect with their pets.
  • Lost Pets email: If you have a lost animal you can also email or ***In the email provide animal, breed color, outstanding features, age, weight, male or female, spayed or neutered, chipped or not chipped. The organization is also asking you to provide the color of the collar, or any other physical characteristics that could help locate your animal. Provide the date and time your animal was lost, and owner name and contact information.

    Vet care and Food
  • The Southern Oregon Veterinary Specialty Center is treating animal burns and injuries for free.
  • CATS is donating food and liter available daily.
  • No Pet Left Behind is also providing food for cats and dogs.
  • El Tapatio in Ashland offering pet food and bilingual assistance from 11 am to 6 pm.


  • Ashland Elks Lodge -- Accepting donations of kids toys and activities
  • The Human Bean of Jackson County: On Friday, September 25th, The Human Bean of Jackson County locations are donating 100% of beverage and food sales to ACCESS Fire Relief Fund.
  • El Tapatio in Ashland: accepting donation of baby products, laundry detergent, shower products, and more sleeping bags.
  • Tamerans Dispensary is accepting donations for fire evacuees. Blankets, clothes, toiletries, shoes, food, and pet supplies. The public can call 541-295-8551.
  • Bear Lake Estates in Phoenix. "We have set up a relief fund to help the residents that lost their homes. The entire community of 210 homes was lost." YOu may donate to GoFundMe
  • Donate to help save pets: Injured animals GoFundme via No Pets Left Behind
  • OSF volunteers have set up a donation center at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, which is open daily 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–8 p.m. *** please check this OSF Donations Central page to find out needs before donating.
  • Rogue Credit Union -- Will be matching $50,000 in donations and working with local non-profits to help distribute funds
  • Phoenix & Talent Schools -- Accepting donations
  • United Way -- Accepting donations
  • Rogue Climate -- Rogue Valley YMCA at 522 W 6th St. -- 770 Faith Ave. -- 223 Maple St. -- Accepting donations of water bottles, liquid containers, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, masks, non-perishable foods, diapers, baby formula, blankets, menstrual products, sleeping bags, tents, pet food, toilet paper, first aid supplies, cell phone chargers and toiletries
  • Giving Tree Salon -- 318 S Grape St. -- Accepting donations of clothing, hygiene products, clean pillows and blankets
  • SO Equity -- Rogue Valley YMCA at 522 W 6th St. -- First Presbyterian Church -- Accepting donations from 2:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • OSF -- 15 S Pioneer St. -- Accepting donations of paper & reusable bags backpacks, boxes, sealed & unused socks and underwear of all sizes. Also- Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, which is open daily 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–8 p.m.
  • Pinetree Zumba & Unete -- 1984 Brookehurst St. -- Accepting donations of clothing, socks, shoes, toiletries, snacks, sleeping bags, duffle bags, pillows and non-perishables
  • Red Cross -- FlipSide Studio on Hersey between Helman and Laurel -- Accepting donations of clothing, non-perishable foods, magazines & books, kids activities, masks and bottled water
  • Ashland High School -- 201 S Mountain Ave. -- Accepting donations of canned foods, clothing, shoes, toiletries, hygiene products, water, Gatorade, diapers, wipes, baby food, pet food & supplies, gift cards and blankets
  • Cinemark White City -- 7501 Crater Lake Hwy -- Accepting donations in the parking lot
  • Cascade Self Storage -- 2562 W. Main St and 1011 Narregan St in Medford -- The city is asking for clothing and hygiene products at this time
  • Cascade Mountain Ranch -- Hugo -- Accepting donations. Call Amy at (541) 890-8435
  • Unitarian Universalist Church -- 129 NW E St. -- Accepting donations 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
  • House of Leaves -- Accepting monetary donations. Medford: (541) 816-4204. Ashland: (541) 488-6776. Email:
  • Cars Changing Lives: Have a vehicle, trailer, or motorhome you’d like to donate to a fire victim? Cars Changing Lives is a local organization that provides your donated vehicles directly to individuals and families in need. Cars Changing Lives is an authorized 501(c)(3) charity, meaning your donation is tax-deductible. Email us at
  • The Ashland Schools Foundation is coordinating fundraising and financial relief for Ashland School District (ASD) families and staff who lost their homes in the Almeda Fire. 10% of ASD families and many staff live outside of Ashland, many in Talent/Phoenix. Donations can be made via: Text "ASSIST" to 72572 and
  • Items Needed: Camping supplies, tents, cots, air mattress, sleeping bags, blankets, pillows, and camp stoves. Cooking utensils Clothes: children and adult sizes Wash Clothes and towels Hygiene and Toiletries Flashlights Batteries Gift Cards Meal Cards Non – perishable Food, can openers Bottle Water Storage totes
    You may contact our Cascade Self Storage at: (541) 772-6060 / (541) 779-6789
  • Short Kutz Barbershop and Salon will be doing cuts on September 19 and 20th for donations. we will take all money earned that day as well as all donations received and use it to purchase shoes for children in our area. we will also be accepting new and barley worn shoes to give out to those in need. The event will take place 9 am to 6 pm at 16 S central ave Medford 97501

Fred Meyer has announced a $20,000 donation to American Red Cross to fund northwest wildfire relief efforts, in the form of a foundation grant. Additionally, the company will be collecting donations for American Red Cross from those in the community who want to round-up their transaction to the nearest dollar or donate their loose change while checking out at the store. Fred Meyer is also donating water and supplies to support local firefighters.

The Salvation Army is in need of the following items -- You can bring donations to 1065 Crews Rd Medford, OR 97501 between 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

  • New men's underwear: sizes small, medium and large
  • New women's underwear: sizes 5, 6, 7, 8 and 3XL
  • Deodorant
  • Bedding, pillows and twin sheet sets
  • Brooms, mops and laundry detergent
  • Size four diapers

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 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.

Habitat for Humanity: is establishing a tool share for victims that plan to return to their lost homes and look for sentimental and/or important items. We are seeking community donations of new and gently used: shovels (all types and sizes), metal rakes, buckets with handles, gloves, sift boxes, garden wagons, etc. – anything else that might seem useful for the task of searching through the charred homes. At this time we will be accepting these donations at the Habitat Administrative Office and will add additional dates for donations as the situation develops. Please watch our Rogue Valley Habitat Facebook for information on how to donate or distribution. Questions please call 541-7791983 or email

The Asante Foundation has established the AsanteForward Wildfire Compassion Fund that will provide direct funding for frontline health care workers who have been displaced or experienced loss in the area’s wildfires. You can contribute to support this fund on the website or by calling Asante Foundation at (541) 789-5025.

United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund -- TC Chevy owner Derek DeBoer, Airport Chevy owner Steve Miller and Southern Oregon Subaru owner Randy Nidalmia have collectively donated $75,000 to the United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund.

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