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Almeda Fire Resources

Ashland and Regional Resources for the Almeda Fire 

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The resources below will be updated as response efforts change - last updated September 23, 2020 at 8:25 PM.

Ashland is coordinating resources, volunteers and donations with the regional emergency response network through Valley Recovers is the centralized site for needs, donations, and volunteers.  In addition, the City of Ashland has set up a resource and referral line at 541-552-2500 or you can email

It is now possible to have escorted entrance to the closed areas for residents whose homes are still standing. Call and schedule a visit BEFORE going to the Harry and David field.  The number to call is 541-613-5194. (The Harry & David Field is located at 2929 S Pacific Hwy, Medford, OR 97501). 


Jackson County:

Ashland Nixle Alert System: 

Jackson County Evacuation Map:


Jackson County Expo, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point: El Expo es el lugar mejor y más seguro para recibir cuidado y servicios. Un “shuttle” (servicio de enlace) correrá a diario de Home Depot en Phoenix al Expo para familias que no tienen transporte.

Haga clic aquí si necesita una vivienda temporal o le gustaría proporcionar una vivienda temporal.  

El Tapatío, 1633 Highway 99 (cerca de la venta de carros en Valley View): Ofrece suministros y asistencia a las personas que se encuentran sin hogar.

Northwest Seasonal Workers, 203 N. Oakdale, Medford, 541-773-6811: Ofrece suministros y colectan donaciones.

Unete: Ofrecen ayuda para las personas afectadas. Recolectan y distribuyen fondos para las personas que se encuentran sin hogar, 541-245-1625 o 541-840-9669

Iglesia Living Waters, 360 E Jackson St #5825, Medford: El centro de donaciones en la iglesia Living Waters está abierto de 9 a 5. Ofrece suministros.

Southern Oregon Coalition for Racial Equity,
Ayuda económica para el alojamienta de emergencia están ahora disponibles. Si se encuentra sin hogar debido a los incendios y necesita de un alojamiento temporal contactenos en el número (541) 819-0506 o por correo electrónico a

Teresa McCormick Center: 2500 S Pacific Hwy (a la izquierda en Bear Creek Corporation Dr - Oficinas de Harry y David); Horario: Las personas afectadas por los incendios de lunes a viernes de 9 a.m. a 5 p.m. (ropa, artículos de aseo personal, ropa de cama, equipo de campamento, mochilas y otros artículos básicos); horario general de despensa de alimentos: lunes de 2 p.m. a 4:30 p.m. y jueves 10 am a 1 pm; Por favor, visite nuestra página de Facebook para obtener las últimas noticias del centro.

La ClínicaOfrecen servicios médicos y ayudan a inscribirse en el Plan de Salud de Oregon en sus clínicas. También, ofrecen ayuda en español en el Expo de lunes a viernes de 3 pm a 7 pm y ofrece inscripción, programación de nuevos pacientes y visitas virtuales. El Centro de Salud Móvil estará al Expo este miércoles a viernes de 9 am a 4 pm. La clínica de Phoenix está cerrada. Todos los sitios de clínicas regulares (excepto Phoenix) están abiertos en horas hábiles. Llama a 541-618-1300 para hacer citas.
Rogue Valley Recovers:
Are you in need of assistance? Fill out of the "I Have a Need" form on the Rogue Valley Preparedness Hub.

Access Fire Relief Program: 
Call (541) 414-0309 or email more info at

FEMAInformation on FEMA will be posted here as it becomes available


Report a missing person:  
People who have been evacuated to report themselves as safe:  Here
And Here

Ashland Chamber of Commerce: check the Chamber website for a list of Ashland restaurants providing free meals.

OSF Hay Patton Rehearsal Center: Beginning at noon on 9/12, local restaurants will be providing meals to the community at the Hay Patton Rehearsal Center (HPRC) at OSF. The entrance to HPRC is located on Enders Alley, between 1st and 2nd (behind Waterstone). All are welcome. There will be access to wifi and places to charge devices. Masks and social distancing will be required.

Ashland Elks Club: Hot meals are served from 11 AM - 7 PM. The Elks Club is also serving as a day time shelter - 255 E Main St (use the back entrance in the alley). 
These services will end on Friday (9/25) at 5 PM

Free meals for all in Ashland from 11 AM-1:00 PM:  
  • Ashland Middle School  - 100 Walker Avenue Ashland, OR 
  • Ashland High School  - 201 South Mountain Ave Ashland, OR  
​Free meals for all in Medford from 11 AM-12:30 PM:
  • North Medford High School    - 1900 Keene Way Dr. Medford, OR  
  • Jefferson Elementary School  - 333 Holmes Ave. Medford, OR  
  • Howard Elementary School  - 286 Mace Rd. Medford, OR  
  • Jackson Elementary School  - 713 Summit Ave. Medford, OR  
  • Oak Grove Elementary School  - 2838 W. Main St. Medford, OR  
  • Roosevelt Elementary School  - 1212 Queen Anne Ave. Medford, OR  
Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter: 50 W Hersey; Providing day time shelter, food, hot meals and clothing

Breadboard Restaurant: 744 N Main St, Ashland; Free prepared to-go meails to anyone impacted by the fire

Ashland Emergency Food Bank: 560 Clover Lane Ashland, Ashland, Oregon 97520. M-F 9:30-12:30. 541-488-9544, 

Food Stamp Benefit Replacement: Information PDF

Teresa McCormick Center: 2500 S Pacific Hwy (left on Bear Creek Corporation Dr – Harry and David Offices);  Hours: General food pantry hours: Mondays 2 pm to 4:30 pm and Thursdays 10 am to 1 pm; For latest updates PLEASE visit our FB page!!


Goodwill is receiving donations (more info below), quarantining for safety, and providing free shopping at their stores for people displaced or impacted the fire.
  • Starting September 12, a limited number of vouchers are available at TC Chevrolet, 2045 Highway 99, Ashland, Mon-Sat, 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM.
  • Vouchers for $50 per family are good at any Goodwill store that is open. 
    Ashland Goodwill, 639 Tolman Creek Rd. Ashland 541-482-1363, 10 AM-7 PM daily
  • For families who lost everything and need a lot:  Goodwill As-Is Outlet, 4 W 3rd St, Medford, OR 97501, 541- 608-2805, normal hours Tues-Sat, 9:30 AM - 5 PM.
    Fire impacted people may take as much as they want for free, no voucher needed. 
Ashland Chamber of Commerce: check the Chamber website for a list of Ashland businesses providing clothes/supplies

Ashland El Tapatio Parking Lot: 1633 OR-99 (near the car dealerships at Valley View)

Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter: 50 W Hersey; Providing day time shelter, food, hot meals and clothing

Ashland High School: 201 S Mountain Ave, Ashland; Distributing essential supplies available for pick-up 11 AM - 2 PM daily

OSF Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, which is open daily 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–8 p.m. Items available for distribution include pet food, personal hygiene products, household items, blankets, toys & clothing

Teresa McCormick Center: 2500 S Pacific Hwy (left on Bear Creek Corporation Dr – Harry and David Offices);  Hours: Those affected by the fires Mon-Fri 9 am to 5 pm  (Clothing, hygiene, linens, some camping gear, back packs and other basic essentials);  For latest updates PLEASE visit our FB page!!

Rogue Valley Recovers:
Are you in need of assistance? Fill out of the "I Have a Need" form on the Rogue Valley Preparedness Hub.

See below for drop-off locations

Ashland Elks Club: 255 E Main (use the back entrance in the alley); The Elks Club is offering day time shelter from 8 AM - 7PM. There are places to sit, public use computer(s), free wifi & hot meals are served from 11 AM - 7 PM. These services will end on Friday (9/25) at 5 PM

SOU Student Rec Center: 1465 Webster St; 
Open daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. for all who need respite and support in an air-conditioned facility, with bathrooms, water, food and WiFi available.

Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter: 50 W Hersey; Providing day time shelter, food, hot meals and clothing

Please see emergency shelter information below for immediate needs

Access Hotel Vouchers: Access has a dedicated fire relief hotline and can assist with hotel vouchers on a case by case basis: Call (541) 414-0309 or email

Access Housing Connection Portal: For those in need of temporary housing or would like to provide temporary housing:​

St. Vincent de Paul Hotel Vouchers: Call 541-772-3828 Monday - Friday 10 AM - 1 PM

Oregon Wildlife Damage Housing Relief: 
 support to low income individuals (at or under 200% Federal Poverty Guidelines):

Prorated Property Tax Application: Applications must be filed with the Assessor’s office within 60 days of the damage or by June 30 of the tax year (2020-21), whichever is later (ORS 308.425).  Applications are available outside our office at 10 S. Oakdale, Room 300. They can be completed and placed in the marked box located on the wall outside our door.

Wildlife Relief Fund: The Oregon Association of Realtors is providing $500K in grants.  Grants will be jointly payable to applicant and mortgage lender or landlord. Deadline for application submission is November 15, 2020. Apply here:

SO Coalition for Racial Equality Emergency Housing Funds: call 541-819-0560or email

Call all shelters to confirm if space is available

Ashland Christian Fellowship Shelter: 50 W Hersey; for more information visit or call 541-482-8539. Registration is required and reserved for fire displaced people only.  

Call all shelters to confirm if space is available

  • Medford's First Presbyterian, 85 S Holly St, Medford - Contact Pastor Christine at (541) 944-8545.​
  • New Life Church of the Nazarene, 1974 E McAndrews Rd, is open to shelter families displaced from the fires.   Please contact the Church for availability information.  Phone(541) 779-7777
Central Point:
  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 2305 Taylor Rd, Central Point - Running an evacuation shelter in coordination with the Red Cross. Call 541-664-2050.
  • Jackson County Fairgrounds, 1 Peninger Rd, Central Point - Jackson County has established a full-service evacuation center at the Jackson County EXPO with crisis management support, medical care, care for Seniors, bilingual support, food, showers, cots/bedding, etc. for those folks who have no other option for safe housing. Transportation is available.
  • Jacksonville Presbyterian Church, 425 Middle Street.  Indoor Shelter available on 9/11/2020.  Please see website:  or call 541-899-1287 for shelter availability. 
Rogue River: 
  • Evans Valley Creek Community Center, 8205 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River.  Space for 50 people. Call 541-582-6006. Trailers, RVs, tents and indoor shelter available. Meals and toiletries are available.
Grants Pass (check each location for availability): 
  • Edgewater Christian Fellowship, 101 Assembly Cir, Grants Pass. Space for 50 people. Call 541- 474-7172.
  • Allendale School, 2320 Williams Hwy, Grants Pass, OR 97527
  • Josephine County Fairgrounds for evacuees with livestock, 1451 Fairgrounds Rd, Grants Pass, OR 97527
  • Parkway Christian Center, 229 NE Beacon Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97526
  • Grants Pass High School, 830 NE 9th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526
  • Grants Pass Shopping Center parking lot, 108th Ave NE, Grants Pass, OR 97526
  • Gladiola School, 1137 SE Gladiola Dr, Grants Pass, OR 97526


RVTD Expo Shuttle: RVTD is running the following routes to and from the Jackson County Expo. Passengers should look for a Valley Lift paratransit van with the RVTD logo on the side. The shuttles run Monday through Saturday every 30 minutes between 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and again at 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
  • Central Point shuttle- runs between the Expo and Central Point Albertson's/Goodwill on Freeman Rd. The Route 40 serves this shopping center. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo should get off the Route 40 at the stop on Freeman Rd. and walk to the Goodwill to wait in front for the shuttle.
  • South Gateway Medford shuttle- runs between the Expo and the S.Gateway Walmart and also the S. Medford Goodwill. The S. Walmart is served by the 1X and the S. Medford Goodwill is served by the Route 24. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo needs to wait in front of either store.
RTVD Bus Route Info: 

In the event of an emergency, call 911

For 24-hour mental health crisis support: call or visit: Jackson County Mental Health 140 S Holly St, Medford, OR 97501. 541-774 8201  

Community Works Helpline: 541-779-HELP – 24-hour helpline

National Suicide Prevention Hotline:  1-800-273-8255  

Crisis Text line: Text HOME to 747-747

Current Mental Health Providers in the Rogue Valley  

National Disasert Distress Helpline: 1.800.985.5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746 to connect with a trained crisis counselor

Mail/Voting/Replacing Lost Items (documents, meds, etc.)
  • Mail, USPS: All mail has been delivered to local Post Offices in Talent and Phoenix for sorting, no need to go to Medford to get mail.  The Post Office window is now open for those who don’t have a home and you may pick up your mail. It will take a few days for all mail to be sorted and delivered and ready for pick up, please be patient. For those that have lost their homes there will be special PO Boxes established at the post office for you to pick up your mail night or day, all the details are still being worked out and may take a number of days to be put in place.  ​​
  • Voting, Jackson County Clerk: Check the Jackson County Clerk site for all voting information: , 541-774-6148
  • Document Replacement: The State Vital Records office will provide up to three certified copies of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership free of charge if the record is requested in connection with Executive Order 20-35 related to wildfire response. The Executive Order only applies to fires that occurred in Oregon, until March 1, 2021. See answers to frequently asked questions and learn how to order copies and apply for the waiver on the State Vital Records website:
  • Replacing prescriptions and medical equipment lost to fire: Oregon Health Plan (OHP) and other health insurance carriers are required to pay for replacement of prescriptions and medical equipment lost in the fire.  Contact your pharmacist to arrange a refill.  OHP members may contact their coordinated care organization (CCO) for help if needed. 
  • Eyeglasses Replacement: Medical Eye Center is providing will provide emergency assistance to those who have been impacted by the recent fires. Their Fire Relief Referral Coordinator will assist patients to: • Replace eyeglass prescriptions • Replace glasses and contact lenses • Replace eye drops or eye related medications • Get assistance for fire related eye issues. Where possible, they will coordinate with the patient’s primary eye doctor. Patients with no insurance will be assisted under their hardship program.  Medical Eye Center, 1333 E. Barnett Road, Medford, 541.779.4711



United Way Fire Fund:
The United Way of Jackson County has launched a Fire Fund that will be geared toward longer-term recovery for families impacted by the fire. The United Way will use an application process to cover direct expenses related to families’ losses.

Rogue Credit Union's Southern Oregon Fire Relief Fund:
Rogue Credit Union will match up to $50,000 in relief donations for people impacted by the Alameda and Obenchain fires. Donations will go to the Southern Oregon Chapter of the American Red Cross and are designated specifically for assisting impacted families and rebuilding our communities.

Oregon Community Foundation: OCF has created a special fund dedicated to supported community economic recovery from the current wildfires, the ‘2020 Community Rebuilding Fund’:

Food Banks
Please make a monetary donation so food banks can purchase what is most needed and to reduce COVID-19 risk Unete: The community of immigrant farm workers in Rogue Valley were severely impacted by the fires. Unete, the center for farm worker and immigrant advocacy, has identified more than 60 families and is collecting donations to be used towards rent, utilities, and food.

Ashland Schools Foundation: The Ashland Schools Foundation is coordinating fundraising and financial relief for Ashland School District (ASD) families and staff who lost their homes in the Almeda Fire. 10% of ASD families and many staff live outside of Ashland, many in Talent/Phoenix. Donations can be made via:Text "ASSIST" to 72572 or by visiting:


Rogue Valley Recovers:
This website organized by the Jackson County United Way is the hub for donating items and volunteering to assist in relief efforts.

Jackson County EXPO: is no longer accepting donations of goods and supplies

American Red Cross: volunteers are helping those evacuated from wildfires at different evacuation points throughout the state and can always use volunteers. Those who are interested in volunteering should visit for more information. 

Ashland Good Will: 639 Tolman Creek Rd, 541-482-1363, 10 am - 7 pm.  Take donations of clothing, towels, bedding and home furnishings directly to any Goodwill drop off site that is open. (They do not accept food, pet food, hygiene products, or diapers.) The site will be closed depending on air qualityl Call ahead to be sure.

Ashland High School: 201 S Mountain Ave, 9 am - 11 am

Elks Club: Is no longer accepting donations

OSF: OSF volunteers have set up a donation center at Carpenter Hall, 44 S. Pioneer Street, Ashland, which is open daily 10 a.m.–1 p.m. and 2–8 p.m. Thank you to all who have donated—we’re humbled by the outpouring of support. If you are local, please check this OSF Donations Central page to find out needs before donating. 

Shoppes at Exit 24: 205 N Phoenix Rd, Phoenix (Access via the I-5 Exit to Phoenix): 9 AM - 6 PM, daily. Accepting towels, duffel bags, luggage, laundry soap, dish soap, cleaning supplies, toiletries, hand sanitizer, paper towels, TP, and snacks (No clothing please). This drop off site was moved here from the Home Depot Parking Lot.


Oregon Department of Agriculture has launched a website to help owners reunite with animals displaced due to wildfires. If you know someone who is missing an animal - or are caring for one but do not know who their owner is, visit

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