Mutual Aid Fire Relief
SEPTEMBER 17th: Portland EWOKS have a new location for mutual aid hub at: Clackamas UCC, 15303 SE Webster Rd, Milwaukie, OR.
We are teaming up with @PDXEWOKS to help anyone in need. Did you have to evacuate because of the fires? Or do you just need a little help during COVID? The EWOKS and Clackamas UCC are here to help.#MAMA
— Clackamas UCC (@ClackamasU) September 18, 2020
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.
We’re mobilizing to Clackamas County to help members of our community affected by the fires!
We’re clearing out all of our medical, personal hygiene, and food supplies.
Any donations made will go directly back to the community 💜✨
CashApp: $PDXWitches pic.twitter.com/tbcH1Qbfi1
— THE WITCHES 🏳️🌈👤👥👤✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿 (@TheWitchesPDX) September 10, 2020
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.
- Seattle District 4 Black Lives: Wildfire smoke protection supplies drive for unhoused Seattleites. Cashapp: $D4forBlackLives
Wildfire smoke protection supplies drive for unhoused Seattleites!
Breathing clean air is a human right, help our unhoused neighbors!
Funds will be used to provide masks, water, and blankets#seattleprotests #MutualAid #seattleprotest #wildfires pic.twitter.com/KE7S5qf1rf
— SeattleD4forBlackLives (@SeattleD4forBLM) September 8, 2020
- 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.
#seattleprotests #pugetprotests #mutualaid #communitysupport #protesteducation #protestaid #BlackLivesMatter pic.twitter.com/ffZen92LNY
— Capitol Hill Community Center (@CapHillCenter) September 12, 2020
- 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.
- Food is Free Tacoma: Free food program in Tacoma, WA.
- Tacoma Mutual Aid Collective: Autonomous group providing free food and supplies to houseless, poor, and working-class people impacted by the pandemic.
Still a couple thousand boxes still available. Come get some for your family, friends, and neighbors. 6515 Tacoma Avenue South at Tacoma Urban Farm. #foodisfree #foodisfreetacoma #eastwestfoodrescue #farmerfrog #feedthyneighbor pic.twitter.com/z5TR6v5lUY
— Food is Free Tacoma (@FoodisFreeTacom) September 12, 2020
- Puyallup Tribe: Accepting donations for families displaced on the Colville reservation. Donations can be dropped of at the tribal administration parking lot.
- Mutual Aid Zone: Support those displaced by the fires. Mutual aid hub at Hawthorne Park. Check donation list for needed supplies.
DONATIONS NEEDED in MEDFORD: Houseless folks & friends have set up a mutual aid program at Hawthorne park. Check out this donation list! Drop offs welcome any time. South end of Hawthorne Park (by Forage Coffee). Thank you for your support! pic.twitter.com/OCUuslLuCD
— Sarah Spansail for Council (@VoteSpansail) September 14, 2020
- 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.
— The Portland EWOKS (@PDXEWOKS) September 17, 2020
We're a drop off site for those offering mutual aid support to Indigenous communities affected by the fires. If you can help, check below for the list of needed supplies Drop them off at PCS on any Tues-Thurs from 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. or at a location listed below. Thank you so much!! pic.twitter.com/2TmS14Jjoi
— PortlandCenterStage (@PCS_Armory) September 15, 2020
- Portland Center Stage: Drop off point for supply runs to Indigenous communities. More info here.
- East Portland Supply Drop Off: Drop-off supplies at 3130 SE 198th location between 2pm & 5pm.
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. Please send anyone who is needing assistance to the parking lot just east of Holladay Park! pic.twitter.com/f169nMHA0g
— The Portland EWOKS (@PDXEWOKS) September 12, 2020
- Collection Node at Sierra Club: Help donate to supply distribution in Southern Oregon. Drop off supplies information listed on the flyer below.
Hey y’all, folks in southern Oregon need help. 1,000 of homes have been burned, entire neighborhoods of Talent Phoenix and Medford are gone. Folks are taking a caravan of supplies down tomorrow, so please support if you can and boost: pic.twitter.com/Y7JhcyVlxE
— Sahar (she/they) سحر (@Gulujoon) September 12, 2020
- 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.
Supplies have really stacked up and this isn’t even the half of it after several storage runs today! Keep it up Portland! The need is great! #solidarityeconomy #MutualAid pic.twitter.com/NdcQhFGFoH
— Symbiosis PDX (@Symbiosis_PDX) September 12, 2020
- Symbiosis 2020 Fire Solidarity Supply Drive: We will be expanding our hours at SHaRE for the next week to facilitate the gathering of these important resources during this time. We are open 12-6pm starting (today) Friday 9/11-9/19. Accept Sunday 9/13 when we will be open 12-2pm. We are immediately accepting emergency donations for folks impacted by the fires. For info on how to donate and where to drop off supplies here. Request aid or sign up to volunteer. Places to drop off supplies in Portland:
400 SE 12th
6525 SE Foster Rd
During business hours
- Evolution Health Care and Fitness
905 SE Ankeny St
During regular business hours
Please help us help our communities! #OregonFires2020 #OregonIsBurning #mutualfunds #mutualaid pic.twitter.com/xP1Z9OQeRY
— THE WITCHES 🏳️🌈👤👥👤✊🏼✊🏽✊🏿 (@TheWitchesPDX) September 11, 2020
- 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
Today the Southern Oregon chapter of the SRA bought and donated much needed supplies to a local mutual aid effort to help provide assistance to our community in this tragic time of crisis and disaster. Our hearts are with all those affected by the #AlmedaFire/ #GlendowerFire pic.twitter.com/eTIvAAie1H
— Southern Oregon SRA (@SouthernOR_SRA) September 11, 2020
- 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.
- 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.
The DSM crew was out at Silke Field in Springfield today checking out the mutual aid and relief efforts for those displaced by the #HolidayFarmFire. @JA_Photographs was there with his camera to capture the scenes. pic.twitter.com/e3yAJBxOwR
— Double Sided Media (@Doublesided541) September 10, 2020
- 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!
- 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!
- Mask Sonoma: Emergency supply & coordination of face masks to houseless and underserved in times of crisis. All volunteer mutual aid. Cashapp: masksonoma. Venmo: masksonoma.
- Vallejo for Racial Justice: Abolitionist collective distributing masks in Vallejo.
- Mask Oakland: Mutual aid organization giving out masks and other needed supplies to impacted communities in the east bay area and beyond. Website: https://maskoakland.org/
Jazmine from @TheUfad taking 600 masks to distribute in West Oakland starting today. Our 3rd time working together this uear 💖 Right on! #HelpUsBreathe pic.twitter.com/NqYik82KjS
— 😷 Mask Oakland 😷 #BLM (@MaskOakland) September 11, 2020
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