I hope that this email finds you and your families safe during these tough times. I know personally how scary things are, my own home and farm in Canby where I raised my family is currently under level two evacuation orders. I have been home in Oregon this week touring evacuation sites, donation centers and incident command centers as these devastating fires rage through our state. As I spoke with evacuees, I was inspired by their incredible strength and resilience as they face the potential loss of homes and property. I would like to give special thanks to our brave firefighters, first responders, the Red Cross, United Way and countless volunteers who have stepped up to help. I am so proud of the way our community has joined together to help those in need and the overwhelming amount of donations from folks, no matter who they are or where they come from.
Conditions are changing quickly and I know it can be overwhelming to know what sources to trust and where to get information for your family about evacuations and health and safety. Below, I will list and link trusted local sources to follow and information on how to donate or volunteer if you can.
Unfortunately, there are some horrific people that are trying to mislead folks and politicize this terrible crisis with absolutely false information. Remember to please be sure you are getting your information from trusted sources and be cautious about what you read and share on social media in regards to the Oregon wildfires.
Stay strong. Be kind to each other and I know that we will come back stronger than ever.
WHAT SOCIAL MEDIA SITES CAN I TRUST?
Mt.Hood National Forest
Willamette National Forest
Oregon Department of Forestry
Forest Service NW
BLM Oregon & Washington
Lake Oswego Police
Lake Oswego Fire
Salem Police Dept.
Tualatin Valley Fire and Rescue
Lincoln County Sheriff
Tillamook County Emergency Management
Red Cross Cascades
Oregon Office of Emergency Management
Oregon Health Authority
HOW CAN I STAY SAFE?
Where to Find a Red Cross Shelter
Lincoln County Shelters
Marion County Shelters
Clackamas County Shelters
American Lung Association
WHERE CAN I TAKE MY ANIMALS IF I AM EVACUATED?
Clatsop County Fairgrounds
Columbia County Fairgrounds
Hood River County Fairgrounds
Oregon State Fair and Expo Center
St. Paul Rodeo Grounds
Yamhill County Fairgrounds
Polk County Fairgrounds
Lincoln County Animal Shelter
Clackamas County Animal Shelter
HOW CAN I HELP?
Salvation Army Cascade Division
United Way of the Mid Willamette Valley
Red Cross Cascades
United Way of the Columbia-Willamette Wildfire Response and Recovery Fund
Volunteer for the Red Cross
Member of Congress