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How Can You Help?

We’re receiving calls and emails from kind-hearted people asking how they can help the victims of various Oregon wildfires. The following is a list compiled of established charities that have high ratings from Charity Navigator.

  • Red Cross Cascades Region. Learn more about donating and volunteering with the Red Cross, which is providing support and assistance at many evacuation shelters, including at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond.
  • Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster. Their emergency resource map shares contact information for member organizations involved in disaster relief.
  • Wildland Firefighter Foundation. This organization helps families of firefighters killed in the line of duty, as well as assist injured firefighters and their families.
  • GoFundMe: Oregon Fire Victims. The crowdsourcing platform has a centralized hub with verified fundraisers created to help residents who have lost their homes and been displaced by the Oregon fires.