All monetary donations made directly to the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund are tax-deductible, as the fund is established with 501©3 status and held in a local account at Columbia Bank. Further, 100% of money contributed to the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund will be distributed specifically to meet the needs of Santiam Canyon residents until fund exhaustion. Distribution of funds will be overseen by a collaborative group of community members already vested in the SIT network.
How SIT Aids Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund in Distributing Help to Those Who Need It
Melissa, Santiam Service Integration Coordinator, is answering some of our community’s most frequently asked questions regarding the role of SIT in conjunction with Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund and how they are able to help those in need with the funding that has been donated by those here in our community.
Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund Advisory Committee Members
Member Ex-Officio, CEO Santiam Hospital
Gates Community Church of Christ
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
Santiam Service Integration Program, located temporarily at Anthony Hall can help survivors of the wildfire with the following:
Assist households with appealing FEMA
Connecting households with supports for insurance navigation
Provide disaster case management for families and individuals who have been displaced from their primary residence
Assist in durable medical equipment replacements (eye glasses, wheelchairs, scooters, hearing aids, dentures, etc.)
Apply for Oregon Health Plan on the behalf of households
Onsite services for SNAP (food benefits), TANF (cash assistance), and other state programs.
Assist individuals in applying for unemployment benefits
Assist households in applying for low income housing opportunities
Assist with connecting households to funds for deposit and first month’s rent.
Assist in furniture replacement
Advocate to SCWRF for funding requests beyond our allowable amount
Potential Items available via SIT
Misc. Gift Cards
Eye Glass Vouchers
Toilet Paper-Paper Towels
If there is an item a household needs and cannot find at our donation center, it is possible SIT could offer gift cards to help with those items.
For specific or unique needs, feel free to contact the SIT group at 503-769-9319 or email@example.com