A few Facebook Group Pages for people affected by recent wildfires, fires, smoke, etc. in Oregon have started.
To join a Facebook Group, login to Facebook on your browser. Click a link to a group (see below). Then, click JOIN. You may be asked to answer up to 3 questions. Usually these questions ask if you agree to group rules (no spam, no harrassment, etc.) and if you have direct lived experience, especially if the group is closed / reserved for people with lived experience.
More groups may become available. If you have one to share, please share via email: firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK GROUP PAGES
For people affected by recent wildfires in Oregon
1. Oregon Fires 2020
2. Wildfire Home Loss Peer Support Community
3. Rising from the Ashes of the Canyon
WARMLINES / HELPLINES
1. Disaster Distress Helpline offers 24/7 free and confidential disaster crisis counseling to anyone in the United States at 1-800-985-5990
2. Oregon Behavioral Health Support Line offers free confidential support to Oregonians at 1-800-923-HELP (4357)
3. Lines for Life offers 24-hour crisis support for drug addiction, alcohol abuse, and thoughts of suicide to youth, military personnel and their families, and those affected by substance abuse at 1-800-273-8255
4. David Romprey Warmline offers free confidential peer support to Oregonians week based on the framework of Intentional Peer Support.
We focus on building relationships that are mutual, explorative, and conscious of power. We don’t try to “fix” people, rather, we would love to connect with you to listen, share, and learn with you as we both move forward in our life journeys.
Daily, Monday-Sunday, 9am-11pm PST at: 1-800-698-2392
NOTE: During periods of large call volume, hold times can vary; there is usually an option to get a call back without losing your place in line.
OTHER RESOURCE PAGES
In addition, you may want to visit these resource pages:
1. State of Oregon Wildfire Resource Website
2. FEMA (Federal Emergency Management), Oregon Wildfires (EM-3542-OR) page:
Event started 9/8/2020, Emergency declared 9/10/2020
3. FEMA Press Release:
State of Oregon and FEMA Working Together to Deliver Coordinated Wildfire Response
4. American Red Cross Shelters
For temporary sheltering needs, Oregon wildfire survivors can find locations available at www.RedCross.org/shelter
5. Oregon Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (ORVOAD)
For verified disaster relief organizations