Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund

Locally Managed 501c3


Current Amount Donated


100% of all donations submitted will go to directly benefit members within our community.
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Our Mission

It is with great optimism and hope that the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund was established on September 11, 2020.

Our mission is to support residents living in the Santiam Canyon who are affected by Lionshead and Beachie Creek wildfires by raising funds to provide relief, support the recovery and clean up, and assist in the rebuild of our communities including Idanha, Breitenbush, Detroit, Niagara, Gates, Mill City, Lyons, and Mehama, Oregon.

How do I donate?

You can donate online here or mail your monetary donation to:

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund
c/o Santiam SIT of Santiam Hospital
1401 North 10th Ave
Stayton, OR 97383

What Can I Donate?

If you would like to continue to support the wildfire relief effort, Santiam Service Integration is accepting gift card donations (gas cards, Grocery Cards, box-store cards). The cards are given to displaced survivors of the wildfire who are actively participating in disaster case management with the Santiam SIT. In addition, the Santiam Service Integration (SIT) wildfire relief staff are continuing to work with Santiam Canyon households that were displaced by the wildfire. As households need immediate need items or household items when they move back to their properties, SIT will be posting those needs on their Facebook page. For more information about the services that SIT provides please visit our website or

You can make monetary donations online here:
More grant information to come.


SCWRF continues to provide essential gap funding through the Santiam Service Integration Disaster Response Team.  The Disaster Response Team can also assist with housing, FEMA applications and appeals, insurance claims, food, clothing and medical supplies, and connecting with volunteers to aid in property clean up. Since September 2020, SIT has mobilized thousands of volunteers to help residents navigate the recovery process. For information on how to access these resources, contact SIT at 503-769-9319 or email


Since its inception, SCWRF has worked hard to equitably distribute funds to support fire-affected Santiam Canyon residents. To date, more than $475,000 has been disbursed to support residents’ immediate relief needs and initial recovery efforts. A Community Grant of $45,000 awarded to Idanha-Detroit Rural Fire Department Protection District for repair and maintenance of the district’s fire vehicles and equipment. Over $150,000 in-kind gifts such as generators, gas cards, food, clothing and household items have also been distributed by SCWRF. By leveraging partnerships with agencies such as United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency, SCWRF has served 1,158 fire-affected households in the Santiam Canyon.


SCWRF aims to raise a total of $5 million to support Santiam Canyon residents affected by wildfires. To help SCWRF reach its fundraising goal and to support additional grant funding opportunities, visit  The SCWRF is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

More grant information to come.

If you are a Santiam Canyon resident in need of assistance as a result of the wildfires, please connect with SIT:

Santiam SIT Wildfire Relief Center
11758 Sublimity Rd SE
Sublimity, OR 97385

Monday–Friday • 10:00am to 4:30pm

Wildfire Damage Housing Relief

Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Advisory Committee Members

Cindy Chauran

Survivor/Community Volunteer

Maggie Hudson

Member Ex-Officio, CEO Santiam Hospital

Deana Freres

Community Volunteer

Todd Reeser

Santiam Canyon School District

Jimmy Jones

Mid Willamette Valley Community Action Agency

Troy Gulstrom

Mehama Community Church

Rhonda Wolf

United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley

Ed Diehl

Knights of Columbus, Santiam Hospital Board of Directors

Colleen Bradford

Department of Human Services

Gary Swanson

Survivor/Community Volunteer

Kim Hanson

Maps Community Foundation

The Santiam Resilience

Thank You To Our Donors

100% of these donations go to directly benefit our community in need because of these wildfires.

The 2020 Santiam Canyon Wildfires

These two women are inspiring! They’ve both lost homes due to wildfire but in all of the chaos, they’ve helped create the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund and are working with Santiam Hospital, Stayton, Oregon to do it.

The idea: People living in Santiam Canyon helping others living in the same community. The goal is to connect families in need, to people who can give, with a team at Santiam Hospital serving as a go-between. The beauty of it? The hospital already has a team dedicated to helping fill needs in the community. Now that team will help people in the canyon rebuild.

News Updates on Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund