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Give Back to Communities Affected by Wildfire

Published: September 14, 2020

 

We are so grateful for the fearless work of fire crews, the dedication of volunteers, the support of communities helping neighbors, and the kindness of small businesses who are donating their time and resources to help support those affected by the Holiday Farm Fire on the McKenzie.

Want to help? Here is a list of ways to participate in ongoing recovery efforts that can be rewarding and even tasty! Whether you have the ability to donate money, your time or purchase from businesses who are donating proceeds, here are ways you can be a part of our community's support. We'll keep adding to this list as we learn of more opportunities.

Buy to Give Back

 

Ninkasi Better Living Room by Melanie Griffin

Ninkasi Brewing

All proceeds will be donated to McKenzie River Trust and Greenhill Humane Society when you enjoy September Citrus beer sold at the new Better Living Room. In order to have the maximum impact, this will continue until the beer is sold out. 

Hop Valley Brewing

Now through October, every case of Hop Valley beer bought in our lovely state means $2 to wildfire disaster relief. They hope to raise up to $250,000. Considering how much beer is consumed in Oregon every day, this feels like a very reachable goal. Cheers to community support!

Wild & Scenic Film Festival

This year's Wild & Scenic Film Festival presented by the Upper Willamette Stewardship Network will be held online. Proceeds for this beautiful and informative showing are going to support ongoing fire relief efforts in Lane County. The McKenzie River is one of the original designated Wild & Scenic Rivers in Oregon. This online event takes place on November 19, 2020. 

Contribute

Katie Juth volunteering at Fire Relief Center
Local realtor Katie Juth volunteering at Fire Relief Center
 

Looking to make a direct donation? Here are 3 ways you can donate your time, money or resources:

1. Give Time – Volunteer: http://mckenzieriver.org/volunteer

2. Give Money – United Way Wildfire Response Fund: http://unitedwaylane.org/wildfires

3. Give & Get Statewide Resources through Red Cross: https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon.html

 

Local Businesses Making a Difference

Fire relief supplies at Silke Field by Julia Voigt

Here is a list of some of the wonderful local businesses our community members are thanking for generously donating resources or services to volunteers, firefighters or evacuees. 

Thank you, Lane County!

Keep supporting the community that supports you

Author: Melanie Ryan Griffin

Melanie is a University of Oregon graduate who studied Cultural Anthropology and Cinema. After finishing school, she worked as a touring concert photographer for many years before expanding into writing concert and album reviews for online publications. Melanie is now the Content Manager for Travel Lane County. She has lived in Eugene for more than a decade. She has also lived in California, New Mexico, Florida, Spain and Slovakia but loves Oregon the most.

Melanie enjoys exploring the vibrant arts and culture scene in Eugene.  She also loves painting, cooking for friends, dancing, hiking and buying too many house plants. Follow her Instagram for Lane County's best kept secrets.