Masks are required in all public spaces. Thank you for helping to keep yourself and Ashland safe and our businesses open.
One website designed to help streamline those efforts is roguevalley.recovers.org
Click Here for information on how to apply for FEMA Disaster Assistance
Click here for a series of flyers/fact sheets from our Individual Assistance teams:
Disaster Assistance flyers (EN/SP)
FEMA Fact Sheet “Repairing/Rebuilding After a Wildfire –Resources You Can Use”
FEMA Mitigation Publications Flyer with Live QR Codes
OEM/FEMA News Release “Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Oregon Wildfire Survivors”
OEM/FEMA News Release “Look Out for Disaster Fraud, Scams”
FEMA “Help After Disaster” Trifold
FEMA Fact Sheet: “DSA Teams Provide Help to Survivors Virtually and In Person”
FEMA “Your Civil Rights and Disaster Assistance” (EN/SP)
For a FEMA Fact Sheet - What to Expect When Applying with FEMA Click here
For a FEMA Fact Sheet - Disaster Unemployment Assistance Available for Oregon Wildfire Survivors Click here
For a FEMA Fact Sheet - Joint Release - Plan Ahead Before Going Home Click here
For a FEMA Fact Sheet – Oregonians Affected by Wildfires Click here
For a FEMA Flyer – Information on how survivors of the Oregon wildfires can apply for FEMA assistance (English and Spanish versions) Click here
For a FEMA Infographic – Start Your Recovery Process Click here
For a Fact Sheet for Individuals and Households Program Click here
For a Fact Sheet for Individual Assistance Plans Click here
For a Fact Sheet on Public Assistance Click here
For Hazard Mitigation Assistance Click here
For a FEMA Flyer - Reasons FEMA May Have Found You Ineligible Click here
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Disaster Assistance Flyer Click here
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION Disaster Assistance Flyer- Spanish Click here
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS - Spanish Click here
U.S. SMALL BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION FACT SHEET - DISASTER LOANS - Spanish Click here
Governor Brown Announces Free Masks and Gloves for Small Businesses (09/16/2020). Click here for more information
For information for renters who may be impacted by wildfire, see https://wildfire.oregon.gov/ under RESOURCES and INFORMATION.
Below are the links to the individual sheets:
Individuals unemployed as a direct result of Oregon Wildfires may be entitled to additional emergency benefits. DUA is currently available for these approved areas, although additional counties may be added to the list: Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion. Click here for information
Did You Have to Evacuate Your Home Because of a Fire? Getting Emergency Refills from a Pharmacy: Frequently Asked Questions
Rogue Credit Union’s Southern Oregon Fire Relief Fund will match up to $50,000 in relief donations for people impacted by the Almeda and Obenchain fires. Donations to the Southern Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross can be designated specifically for assisting impacted families and rebuilding our communities. Contributions can be made at any Rogue Credit Union branch.
The United Way of Jackson County is collecting donations that will be geared toward longer-term recovery for families impacted by the fires. The United Way will use an application process to cover direct expenses related to families’ losses. To donate to the United Way Fire Fund, go to unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give, mail a check to United Way, 60 Hawthorne St., Medford, OR 97504 or make a deposit at any First Interstate Bank to the United Way Fire Fund, account number 1000471001 and routing number 092901683.
The Ashland Schools Foundation is providing financial support to staff and families in the Ashland Schools who have lost their homes. Donations can be made by texting ASSIST to 72572, online at https://asf.salsalabs.org/asd-fire-assist, or mailed to ASF, 100 Walker Ave, Ashland OR 97520.
Carpenter Hall/The Bricks at OSF. Taking donations, and if you need help or support they are there for you.
Flip Side: Taking Donations of good quality clothing, non-perishable food, cookies and comfort snacks, magazines and books, kid’s activities, games and art supplies, extra masks, bottled water. Drop off items at 255 Helman #5
Ashland Elks Lodge is no longer able to receive donations but will continue to serve as a distribution for clothing, food and supplies for those whose homes were destroyed by the Almeda Fire. They are currently open between the hours of 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the back door of 255 East Main St. - Ashland OR 97520.
Southern Oregon Helps: For more specific and direct person-to-person needs matching, without an intermediary, please visit https://sohelps.org/
Many local businesses are holding donation events or providing meals as well. Visit social media pages to find out who is supporting these efforts.
American Red Cross volunteers are helping those evacuated from wildfires at different evacuation points throughout the state and can always use volunteers. Those who are interested in volunteering should visit redcross.org/volunteer for more information. There are also six blood banks throughout Oregon accepting donations. The Red Cross also accepts cash donations on its website, https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate.html.
Free meals for all in Ashland from 11AM-1:00 PM:
Ashland Middle School - 100 Walker Avenue Ashland, OR
Ashland High School - 201 South Mountain Ave Ashland, OR
Free meals for all in Medford from 11 AM-12:30 PM
North Medford High School - 1900 Keene Way Dr. Medford, OR
Jefferson Elementary School - 333 Holmes Ave. Medford, OR
Howard Elementary School - 286 Mace Rd. Medford, OR
Jackson Elementary School - 713 Summit Ave. Medford, OR
Oak Grove Elementary School - 2838 W. Main St. Medford, OR
Roosevelt Elementary School - 1212 Queen Anne Ave. Medford, OR
Additional Community Food Resource:
Additional County SHELTERS: Bring your own bedding and mask and Call to confirm room-
United Way of Jackson County: 541-773-5339
Maslow Project: 541 608-6868
Ashland Police Department: 541-482-5211
Ashland Fire Department: 541-482-2770
American Red Cross: 541-779-3773. The American Red Cross is accepting calls to register for assistance, in the past FEMA has worked with the Red Cross to prioritize assistance to those registered (1 800 RED CROSS).
Dial 211-provides assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare or other essential services. You can also visit www.211.info.org/ for more information
Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) community resource center. Provides assistance to low-income, homeless and at-risk individuals and families. Contact at 541-631-2235 or https://helpingashland.org/services/resource-guides/
Fire Updates: Jackson County Emergency Response Website
Fire Updates: Almeda and Obenchain Fire Information Facebook Pages
Latest evacuation maps: https://bit.ly/32clh0I
Enter information on missing family or friends: https://arcg.is/014bzS
Link for people who evacuated and report themselves as safe: https://arcg.is/14vDXC
Travel Oregon created a wildfire information hub, a compilation of twitter feeds and links: https://wildfire.oregon.gov/
Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest Temporarily Closes Two Ranger Districts for Public Safety
Southwest Oregon— Extremely dry conditions, heat, unusually high winds, and thousands of downed trees have created unprecedented fire and public safety concerns on the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest. Firefighting resources are stretched thin across the region and the nation, and conditions remain unsafe for forest employees to address hazards due to downed trees or to respond to potential new fire starts.
Due to these conditions, the RRSNF is temporarily closing the Wild Rivers and Siskiyou Mountains Ranger Districts to public access. These closures cover all National Forest forested areas, developed campgrounds, dispersed camping, day use areas, wilderness areas, and all forest roads and trails within those two Districts.
The closure is effective immediately, and is in place until it is deemed no longer necessary. This is a temporary closure to protect public, employee, and firefighter safety and health. It will be re-evaluated regularly as conditions change.
For current information on IFPL levels, fire danger, closures and restrictions, visit the Rogue River-Siskiyou National Forest website. Additionally, the public are encouraged to connect with the RRSNF via Facebook and Twitter for the most up-to-date information.
For 24-hour mental health crisis support, call or visit: Jackson County Mental Health 140 S Holly St, Medford, OR 97501. 541-774-8201 https://jacksoncountyor.org/hhs/Mental-Health/Welcome
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255
Crisis Text line https://www.crisistextline.org/ Text HOME to 747-747
For a list of current Mental Health Providers in the Rogue Valley, please visit: http://www.mhren.org/pages/referral-booklet