Oregon Wildfire Relief
As wildfires continue to impact our community and surrounding areas, we ask you to come alongside the 40,000 people who are being evacuated and up to 500,000 in evacuation zones. And we invite you to pray. Pray for our state as the fires continue to burn and we work to care for people in need.
If you or your family has evacuated and you are seeking shelter immediately, please provide your information and will work to connect you with available resources.
Emergency Shelter Options
Updated Sept 10, 4 PM: If you need shelter due to the updated evacuations in Clackamas County please go to the Oregon Convention Center. If you have an RV, motor home, or other mobile shelter you plan to use, Clackamas Town Center has made space available. Some church buildings and parking lots in the city are opening up for evacuees. Request information about this by filling out a shelter form.
If you or your family has a guest room, house, or property you would be willing to extend to individuals, families, or pets and livestock, please let us know and we will work to connect those in need.
Other Ways to Help
There is an option to provide other ways of support on the shelter form for those impacted by the wildfires, and for the first responders who are on the frontlines.
Important Note: Please doublecheck with any organizations before you provide donations of food, water, or any other items, since needs change quickly. Clackamas Fire’s number is (503)742-2600. Call to inquire about current needs before purchasing or dropping off.
Food & Meals
To volunteer to cook and deliver homemade meals for those impacted by the wildfires contact Stephie Baker or Storyline Community. If you would like to meet a physical need, consider signing up to serve at Tualatin Food Pantry. Their clientele has increased greatly this past week as families have evacuated or lost all of their perishables during extended power failures earlier this week. New volunteer positions are posted often, so check their signup sheet regularly.
There are also a great deal of other resources that may be helpful for you and your family to stay safe and informed. Please read through the list and take advantage of anything that will be of assistance.
- Hub for resources from Oregon State government, including:
- Oregon Health Authority wildfire fact sheets in multiple languages
News & Updates
- Department of Environmental Quality Oregon Smoke Information Blog (English/Spanish)
- Office of Emergency Management Twitter
- Oregon Red Cross Twitter
- Oregon Department of Forestry
- Oregon State Fire Marshall Twitter
- Oregon Smoke Info Twitter
- Regional flash alerts
- Regional fire maps
- Information from the Statesman Journal about evacuation levels and current emergency shelter
- Resources and information from Deschutes County Project Wildfire, including evacuation overview and basics
- Air quality index: find information about air quality in your area.
- From Oregon Health Authority
- Centers for Disease Control stay safe during a wildfire
- Oregon Housing and Community Services wildfire housing damage relief program
- Apply for assistance here.