Needed Items for Wildfire Survivors & Recovery

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General Needs-List For Holiday Farm Fire Survivors

Updated 02.16.21

We are urgently asking for donations of easy to prepare non perishable foods, new or gently used bedding and rain boots. Gas and grocery cards are also in high demand.

•ELECTRIC GENERATORS (must be in working condition, 3,000 watt recommended, sine wave)
•Tools
•Blankets
•Rain or snow boots (all sizes)
•Socks
•Grocery cards
•Gas cards
•Tarps
•Rope
•Griddles & hot plates
 
We are currently not accepting women’s clothing except for cold weather gear, boots and socks.  All donated items must be clean and in good working condition. We are limited on volunteers who can sort through and test donated items.  Please think of what our survivor friends are actually in need of.
 
Monetary donations can be received on-site or via mail at:
LOVEfirst
1489 Mohawk Blvd
Springfield, OR 97477
 
Holiday Farm Fire Survivors may utilize the Unmet Needs Form to request for specific items.
 
For current hours see our Google Business listing at…
https://g.page/lovefirstoregon?share
 

Message from our Secretary

Faith in our community saves lives.
Nearly three months ago, as the wildfires approached, entire communities were told that they must “leave now”, businesses had not even the time to close their shops, families left without shoes, wallets and other necessities. At an incredible speed, a front of destruction approached.
Had they stayed any longer many would not have survived. These brave families, business owners and individuals evacuated, and undoubtedly, they left with faith that they would be taken care of; That they were not alone.
For those of us not directly affected by wildfires it is easy to lose perspective and perhaps assume that the worst is in the past. While it is true that the event itself is behind us, it is ongoing for those directly impacted.
Survivors of natural disaster and especially those who have suffered previous trauma are at their most vulnerable “at 6 and 30 months” after the event. We ask that you continue to have faith in our Oregon community, we will continue to advocate for your needs and share your brave stories. You have been amazingly self-sufficient, you have shown, with action, what it means to be resilient. Our efforts are only to compliment what you have already accomplished. Your strength is what has inspired us to action.
Thank Oregon for your ongoing LOVE and commitment to our friends and fellow Oregonians!
 
-Adam Burner