Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund
Locally Managed 501c3
Current Amount Donated
TOWARDS OUR $5M GOAL TO REBUILD OUR COMMUNITY
- Our Mission
- How do I donate?
- What Can I Donate?
- Apply For Recovery Grants
- How Do I Get Help?
- Advisory Committee
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.
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 www.santiamhospital.org/s-i-t/ or www.facebook.com/santiamserviceintegration
- At the time of the September 2020 wildfires, were either living in their primary residence on the property, or building a primary residence on the property;
- Sustained a total loss of primary residence, or primary residence under construction, and/or one or more verifiable outbuildings on the property (for example, a barn, or a workshop, or a garage); and,
- Intend to rebuild or replace the lost structure(s).
Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded to reimburse eligible rebuilding expenses. Invoices, receipts, and/or estimates for work scheduled for completion, must be submitted with the grant application.
SCWRF intends to distribute $2.4 million in the Round Two Recovery Grant cycle; the Round Two application deadline is August 27, 2021.
HOW TO APPLY
Applications for Round Two Recovery Grants can be completed online at www.scwrf.org. (Scroll to the middle of the page to “Apply for Recovery Grant” and then select “Apply Here” for Round Two Recovery Grants.) For questions and help with applications, call or text the SCWRF Grant Helpline at (503) 897-0379 or email email@example.com.
OTHER GAP FUNDING & SERVICES AVAILABLE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
SCWRF AWARDS TO DATE
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.
HOW TO HELP WILDFIRE SURVIVORS
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 www.scwrf.org. The SCWRF is a 501(c)3 organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Santiam SIT Wildfire Relief Center
11758 Sublimity Rd SE
Sublimity, OR 97385
Monday–Friday • 10:00am to 4:30pm
To get more details about Round 2 of Wildfire Recovery Grants, please see the
"Apply For Recovery Grants" tab.
Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Advisory Committee Members
Member Ex-Officio, CEO Santiam Hospital
Santiam Canyon School District
Mid Willamette Valley Community Action Agency
Mehama Community Church
United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley
Knights of Columbus, Santiam Hospital Board of Directors
Department of Human Services
Linn Benton Lincoln ESD
Thank You To Our Donors
100% of these donations go to directly benefit our community in need because of these wildfires.
R Sneddon + S BA Wire XFE
OCF Betty Roberts Fund
Benevity Fund Donation
Dennis & Phyllis Washington Foundation
Mary Joann Deits Rousseau
OCF Bob & Marypat Hill Family Fund
OCF Tedd & Connie Gilbert Fund
Jeff & Kimberly S Koehnke
OCF Doris J Wipper Fund
R H Parker/United Foundation
A J Frank Family Foundation
Jerry H Walling
Robert H Smythe Living Trust
James F & Marion L Miller Foundation
Willamette Health Council
Goulder Family Foundation
Jennifer L & William J Martinak
Mr Russel & Kathleen Roitters
OCF Joseph E Weston Public Foundation
United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley
Keizer Rotary Foundation
B E Knudson Charitable Foundation
Cherry City Metals, LLC
St Anthony Council
Jacquelyn & Phil Van Daff
Immaculate Conception Church
FNTS Holdings, LLC
Saalfeld Griggs, PC
Joel K Blount
Benjamin E Perry
Diane R Freres
Doerfler Farms, Inc
Forest Carbon Works, PBC
Freres Building Supply
Maps Community Foundation
Mission Properties, LLC
Mr Kenneth Ware
Radiation Therapy Consultations, PC
River View Community Bank
Samaritan Health Services
Steve Wheeler Tire Center
The Foundation of Stayton Area Rotary Club, Inc
The Roundhouse Foundation
Weyerhaeuser NR Company
The Reser Family Foundation
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.