UPDATED 9-15-20 at 6:45am on https://whitebirdclinic.org/holidayfarm
Info changing moment by moment, please visit the Lane County web site for official information updates, this link for evacuation maps, and this link for a great fire map. For statewide info go to Wildfire.Oregon.gov. Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) and the Oregon State Fire Marshal’s Office (OSFM) are the lead fire-fighting agencies currently assigned to the Holiday Farm Fire. Follow ODF on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for additional updates. ¿Está buscando información de Holiday Farm Fire en español? Visite nuestra página de información en español.
Residents who are affected by the McKenzie/Holiday Farm Fire who have inquiries may call Lane County’s non-emergency call center at 541-682-3977 between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 10:00 p.m.After-hours calls will be transferred to the Sheriff’s Office non-emergency phone line.
Lane Community College is currently closed to all except Public Safety, but students and staff displaced by fire with a vehicle can call Public Safety at 541-463-5558 to be provided with a safe place to park and stay in their vehicle, with access to water, wifi, and restrooms. The University of Oregon will provide showers and temporary housing for UO employees and students. If you are a university employee or student in need of such assistance, go to https://around.uoregon.edu/content/president-calls-resilience-face-fires-pandemic to complete a web form.
Center for Community Counseling has geared up to provide short term counseling for those impacted by the wildfires. They will waive the fees for these sessions. People needing support can call them at 541-344-0620 or visit www.ccc.eugene.org
Holiday Farm Fire stress-support resources
- Emotional Support: 1(800) 923-HELP (4357)
- Disaster Stress: 1(800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746
The Child Center’s Crisis Response Program is available 24/7 at 1-888-989-9990 for families with children & youth experiencing mental or behavioral health crises in Lane Cty. https://www.thechildcenter.org/press-releases/
White Bird Clinic’s 24/7 Crisis Services program is available 24/7 for all Lane County residents. Trained counselors have a deep ability to empathize with clients, as well as extensive knowledge of local resources that are appropriate to provide ongoing care. https://whitebirdclinic.org/crisis
SAMHSA Disaster Distress Helpline https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/disaster-distress-helpline call 1-800-985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746, 24/7
- Bloodworks Northwest is hosting a Pop-Up Blood Drive at the Holiday Inn Express in Springfield (919 Kruse Way). Appointments and masks required. Make an appointment online or call 800-398-7888.
- Blue River’s upper McKenzie Fire Chief Rainbow Fundraiser: Chief Christiana Rainbow Plews is the Fire Chief of the Upper McKenzie Rural Fire Protection District near Blue River, Oregon where the Holiday Farm Fire has been rearing its incredible and ugly head this week. Rainbow and half a dozen of her district volunteers, had their own homes burn to the ground while they were out saving lives and mitigating damage from the fire. They lost everything. Rainbow made the call to raise the evacuation level early so that the citizens in her jurisdiction had time to get out safely.
- Boop Troop Eugene, LLC’s funds will go directly to Blue River evacuees via Paypal (select Holiday Fire evacuation in PayPal) for local direct aid.
- Causa Oregon Wildfire Response Fund: All funds donated will be used to purchase emergency supplies for immigrant Oregonians who have been evacuated or lost their homes due to the wildfires.
- Community Wildfire Refuge Support: Support for CORE, Black Thistle Street Aid, Occupy Medical, and Lane County Mutual Aid.
- Cottage Grove Community Center is accepting donations by appointment only 541-942-1185
- Holiday Farm Fire Supply Site is receiving in-kind donations in person at 2699 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402. Hours 10am-4pm
- Lane COAD: Register your organization to assist with recovery efforts, request help from a broad array of community organizations at https://lane.recovers.org/ or volunteer time or talents.
- LoveFirst Evacuation Recovery Center is set up at the Masonic Lodge in Eugene at 2777 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd is providing mutual aid to impacted community members. Details posted to Facebook page.
- Out To Pasture Sanctuary Wildfire Evacuation Fund: Out to Pasture Sanctuary scrambled to evacuate over 150 animals just ahead of raging wildfires threatening the sanctuary in Estacada, Oregon.
- Lane County Mutual Aid is holding a Supply Drive (masks, especially N95’s, PPE like gloves, diapers, toothbrushes and toothpaste, sanitizer, menstrual products and soap. Drop offs accepted M-F 9am-12pm at the NAACP Office 330 High St. Call or text Lane County Mutual aid 541-690-8107 for after hour drop off coordination.
- United Way’s Wildfire Response Fund: Your gift to this emergency fund provides immediate assistance to local nonprofits meeting the needs of families and individuals who have lost their homes, their businesses, or have been otherwise impacted by the 2020 fires in Lane County.
If you would like to volunteer your time to help victims of the Holiday Farm Fire, a new site has opened. https://t.co/ScROJvyy3y
— KEZI 9 NEWS (@KEZI9) September 13, 2020
The temporary evacuation sites have been transitioned to being offered by telephone. The Red Cross is available to offer resources to those who have been impacted by the Holiday Farm Fires. For Red Cross resources, please call 1-888-680-1455 or 1-503-284-1234.
Some of Food for Lane County’s operations are experiencing temporary modification. The pantry in McKenzie Bridge and Marcola are both closed. For community members who need pantry services, please review the lists at https://foodforlanecounty.org/find-a-food-pantry and contact the pantry you wish to visit ahead of time to verify service hours.
SNAP: If you have lost your food due to the wildfires, you can have up to $200 of your SNAP benefits reloaded onto your card. Folks in this situation should contact the local ODHS office and fill out a short form stating what food they lost and how they were impacted by the fires. You don’t need to go to “your” ODHS office, you can just go to the one closest to you if you have been evacuated. Oregon Department of Human Services local offices are also helping to coordinate basic needs for all evacuees, such as food boxes, whether you receive SNAP benefits or not. https://www.oregon.gov/dhs/Offices/Pages/Self-Sufficiency.aspx
- Wildfire Damage Housing Relief: https://www.oregon.gov/ohcs/housing-assistance/Pages/program-wildfire-damage-housing-relief.aspx
- Oregon Community Credit Union: Fire Support for members https://www.myoccu.org/fire-support
- SELCO Wildfire assistance for members https://www.selco.org/wildfire-assistance
- Organizations seeking funds to support their wildfire response efforts in Lane County can apply for a Wildfire Response grant online through United Way.
- The Ford Family Foundation has already awarded grants totaling about $225,000 right away to emergency response funds.
- Rather than establishing a separate relief fund, the Oregon Community Foundation is providing information (including links to the various United Ways in impacted communities) on its website about which organizations are supporting wildfire relief efforts to get resources to communities as quickly as possible.
- MRG Foundation continues funding organizations and efforts that are focused on BIPOC, Immigrant, Tribal communities, and social/racial justice organizations, MRG Foundation is holding wildfire relief funds that focus on equity.
- Occupy Medical staff have been doing rounds for people put in hotels by Red Cross or flagged with need.
- PeaceHealth clinics in the Eugene-Springfield area are open regular hours again.
- Pacific Source Members: Resources and supports that address basic needs (e.g., shelter, air purifiers, food, clothing, and transportation) may be available, call 888-970-2507.
- White Bird Medical Clinic: Offering appointments by telehealth and providing limited onsite care for patients without computer or smartphone access.
- Lane County put out a communication saying “Rumors that Red Cross is running out of sheltering options for Holiday Farm Fire evacuees are not true. Evacuees in need of a place to stay can call 541-214-4999. If you are an evacuee and have other needs beyond sheltering that Red Cross can help with call 1-800-733-2767.”
- The Weekly put together a fact check page at https://www.eugeneweekly.com/2020/09/10/fire-truth-or-fiction/
Shelter / Smoke Respite Centers
Daytime smoke respite shelters are available in Eugene, Creswell, Cottage Grove, Coburg, and Junction City at the locations listed below for individuals who need a reprieve from the wildfire smoke and unhealthy air quality. The temporary evacuation sites have been transitioned to being offered by telephone. The Red Cross is available to offer shelter to those who have been impacted by the Holiday Farm Fires, call 1-503-284-1234. For other Red Cross resources, call 1-888-680-1455 or
- Lane Events Center (796 W. 13th Ave., Eugene) 8am-8pm
- White Bird is offering 24/7 referrals to the center for smoke respite shelter (very limited space available) and access to sleeping mat and bedding, water, meals, bathrooms, fresh air (tested by local gov’t!), 24-hour ability to come and go. Contact 541-687-4000 / 1-800-422-7558 for information.
- New Hope Baptist Church, 597 S. Front St., Creswell. (541) 895-4436 24/7, call first!
- Coburg City Hall (91136 N. Willamette St., Coburg) 8am-8pm
- Coast Fork Watershed Office (28 S. 6th Street, Suite A, Cottage Grove) 8am-5pm 541-767-9717
- Junction City King’s Grace Fellowship (48 18th Avenue, Junction City) Call ahead to Pastor Sara Eads to confirm space (541-514-9298).
- Fern Ridge High School (8834 Territorial Hwy, Elmira) has RV parking, water, WiFi, restrooms and showers
- RVs Only
- City of Destiny Church parking lot located at 2065 Centennial Blvd is now open for EVACUEES RV’s only. They can not house the previously-unhoused-before-this-event population due to not having permits from St. Vincent D’Paul at this time– they MUST be the fire evacuees. Contact 458-201-8590 for details.
- North West Eugene – Space with Lights, 3 portable restrooms, access to EWEB hose connection. Space for up to 50 RV’s. Call Jordan (541) 321-3654.
- Veneta – Space with no utilities, must be self-contained. Animals if friendly and controlled (goats and other animals on the site). Call Con at (541) 729-7498. Evacuee’s only.
- The Cottage Grove Masonic Hall (33322 Row River Road) is also open for those who have been evacuated. They have space for additional recreational vehicles. There are restrooms, showers and a laundry facility. Please call Eston Wicks (541-968-3829) before arriving to confirm space availability.
Holiday Farm Fire Supply Site is 2699 Roosevelt Blvd, Eugene, OR 97402. Hours 10am-4pm
Mutual Aid Groups
LoveFirst Evacuation Recovery Center is set up at the Masonic Lodge in Eugene at 2777 Martin Luther King Jr, Blvd is providing mutual aid to impacted community members. Details posted to Facebook page.
Updates and Evacuation Notices
- Lane County website
- Lane County Facebook page
- Holiday Farm (aka McKenzie Fire) Facebook page
- State of Oregon Fire and Hot Spots Dashboard
- Willamette National Forest Service fire updates
- United Way has recently set up a network of “Lane Volunteer Responders” – people able to volunteer time and/or provide in-kind donations to nonprofits in need. Sign up at https://www.volunteeruwlane.org/responder
- Volunteers are needed at the evacuation shelter in Springfield. For questions, please contact Joshua Martin (719) 640-6912. Sign up at https://mckenzieriver.org/get-involved/volunteer/