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Mutual Aid Fire Relief

 

UPDATES:

SEPTEMBER 17th: Portland EWOKS have a new location for mutual aid hub at: Clackamas UCC, 15303 SE Webster Rd, Milwaukie, OR.

This is a dedicated page that will be continuously updated for autonomous groups organizing mutual aid disaster relief across the west coast in communities impacted by the ongoing fires. In Oregon alone, over half a million people are threatened with being displaced by climate change fueled fires, feeding a growing social crisis made worse by the COVID-19 pandemic, increasing evictions, violent police repression, and rising unemployment.

To make matters worse, far-Right trolls online have spread conspiracy theories that ‘antifa,’ short for antifascists, have started the fires in a series of coordinated arson attacks. Despite these hoaxes being debunked even by the government and local law enforcement, the far-Right continues to push them. In reality, as you can see, grassroots movements from below are working to build solidarity and working-class power, not attack communities threatened with homelessness and displacement.

As we have already seen across the globe, the fires on the west coast of the United States represent a horrific new normal created by climate change. If we don’t come together and take control over the means of existence and build a different way of life, things will only continue to get worse. Building strong mutual aid networks is part of this struggle – and at this point, necessary for our very survival.

If you are involved in an autonomous project mobilizing mutual aid disaster relief and you want it listed on this page, please let us know by emailing: info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] com.

Washington

Seattle:

  • Capitol Hill Community Center: A community space offering resources for Seattle’s activist and houseless communities. We aim to tangibly pair community support with the fight for liberation. Nagle Street at Cal Anderson Park.

Olympia:

  • Mutual Aid Fire Brigade: Drop donations off at Burial Grounds Coffee Thursday-Tuesday 12 NOON – 4 PM. Also at the Wayside Cafe, Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, 4 PM – 7 PM. List of needed supplies here. Donate here.

Tacoma:

  • Puyallup Tribe: Accepting donations for families displaced on the Colville reservation. Donations can be dropped of at the tribal administration parking lot.

Oregon

Medford:

  • Mutual Aid Zone: Support those displaced by the fires. Mutual aid hub at Hawthorne Park. Check donation list for needed supplies.

Portland:

  • Mutual Aid Fire Relief Supply Distribution Hub: We are out on the ground coordinating mutual aid support for wildfire disaster relief! We’ve got food, water and other drinks, household supplies, lots of donated clothes, some pet food. The mutual aid hub is located at Clackamas UCC, 15303 SE Webster Rd, Milwaukie, OR. Check Portland EWOKS for more info.

  • Collection Node at Sierra Club: Help donate to supply distribution in Southern Oregon. Drop off supplies information listed on the flyer below.

  • Solidarity Housing PDX: The Symbiosis PDX Solidarity Housing initiative is designed to connect individuals evacuated from fires with housing. As the situation evolves, we are looking for individuals who can offer housing across Oregon and SW Washington areas. Our organization is partnered with groups on the ground working with directly affected communities who will refer all people seeking solidarity housing. This form is for individuals willing to open their homes to others in need. After you fill out the form we will be in touch about setting you up with a person seeking housing.

  1. SHaRE
    400 SE 12th
    12-6
  2. 5&Dime
    6525 SE Foster Rd
    During business hours
  3. Evolution Health Care and Fitness
    905 SE Ankeny St
    During regular business hours

  • Rose Hips Medic Collective: The Rosehip Medic Collective is a group of volunteer Street Medics and health care activists based in Portland, Oregon. Donate here.
  • The Witches PDX: Autonomous group providing on the ground relief in Portland area and beyond. Support their work by donating: CashApp: $PDXWitches or Venmo: @TheWitches

  • Rouge Valley Relief Fund: The Rogue Valley Relief Fund will go directly to help people most impacted by these fires in the Rogue Valley. In the short term, this fund will be used to directly meet the needs of those who have been displaced by fires—it will buy tents, meals, gas, and other supplies folks need immediately. In the long term, we hope that this fund will support people who have lost their homes in these fires as they rebuild their lives, prioritizing those who have the least access to aid.

Eugene:

  • Willamette Action Collective: Active in Eugene and Salem making runs to evacuation sites in both cities. The Hilyard Community Center is remaining a drop-off location for supplies. Homepage with ways to donate. Facebook.
  • Black Thistle Street Aid Collective: A collective of herbalists and street medics working with Occupy Medical to deliver healthcare for all in a Eugene, OR, including a weekly drop-in street clinic. BTSA is raising funds to help support unhoused individuals affected by the fires including placing them in hotels and providing medical attention. Donate here. Instagram.
  • Lane County Mutual Aid: LCMA is facilitating a distro hub channeling smoke-relief and survival resources to unhoused folks as well as Black families and families in need. LCMA provides ongoing financial and material supports to individuals and families in the midst of Covid-19 and emerging crises. Instagram. LCMA homepage.
  • Stop Death On The Streets: Decriminalize poverty, legalize survival. Sweeps resistance and rapid response, demanding accountability for every preventable death on the street in Eugene. SDOTS is raising funds to buy camping gear and other survival supplies for the unhoused population in Lane County. Calling upon the University of Oregon to open unused buildings as a 24-hr shelter for those impacted by the fires. Instagram. Venmo: @SDOTS
  • Causa Oregon: Coordinating in Salem with migrant workers who are disproportionately impacted.
  • Lane County Events Center: Hub for mutual aid, food, clothes, and supplies.

Rogue Valley:

  • Rogue Action Center: If you need any supplies right now please go to the Medford YMCA, OSF’s Carptenter Hall, Phoenix Home Depot, or the S. Medford Walmart. Supplies still needed at drop off locations in Ashland and Medford. Stay safe out there!

California

Clearlake:

  • Lake Mutual Aid: Lake Mutual Aid feeds our neighbors with produce and meals. We also provide hygeine kits and masks for our house less neighbors. Feed The People!

Sonoma County:

  • Mask Sonoma: Emergency supply & coordination of face masks to houseless and underserved in times of crisis. All volunteer mutual aid. Cashapp: masksonoma. Venmo: masksonoma.

North Bay:

Bay Area:

Santa Cruz:

Gilroy/Morgan Hill

San Mateo County

Monterey County