Prepare for Wildfires and Help Those in Need

Wildfires continue to ravage the West Coast, having displaced thousands and creating abysmal air quality. What is next for 2020? While it’s not the best time to Venture Out into the wilderness, there are things you can do to help those in need, prepare yourself for the worst and support local businesses. We have assembled the following resources from various partners including Portland Monthly, to help you get through these unprecedented times.


  • American Red Cross has opened shelters for those fleeing fires at a handful of locations including Thurston High School in Springfield, the Deschutes County Fairgrounds in Redmond, the Oregon State Fairgrounds in Salem, the Kla-Mo-Ya Casino in Chiloquin, and Clackamas Community College in Oregon City.
  • Northwest Response Fund is a KGW backed fund which earmarks your gift to help with the response to and recovery from wildfires around the Pacific Northwest.
  • Wildland Firefighter Foundation provides immediate financial and crisis assistance to families of fallen and injured wildland firefighters.



2020 has been a challenge but Oregonians are creative, tough and resilient. We can weather the storm if we work together. Stay safe out there everyone!