Today, the Marion County Family Resource Center for Wildfire Evacuees at the Oregon State Fairgrounds began providing expanded support and resources to those recently displaced by wildfires. The center will be closed Sunday, September 20, and will reopen Monday, September 21 at 9:00 a.m.
Service providers will be available from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at the Jackman-Long Building to answer questions and connect individuals and families to the services that are desperately needed during this critical time.
The American Red Cross will continue to be onsite to provide shelter options at the fairgrounds and alternate locations. Additional services available at the Jackman-Long Building include: assistance filing insurance claims and requesting identification cards, support getting necessary medications, connections to caregiver assistance, counseling services, and more. Private showers for Red Cross registrars, family activities, and fellowship are also provided onsite in addition to bilingual and interpretive services.
The United Way continues to accept donations at 1330 Front Street NE. An updated list of requested items can be found at https://www.unitedwaymwv.org/wildfire-relief.html. Monetary donations are being accepted through the following:
For additional information, please contact the Marion County Emergency Call Center at 503-391-7294 or visit the Oregon State Fairgrounds at 2330 17th St. NE, Salem.