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Disaster Preparedness: Heat, Smoke, and Wildfire

On this page you will find resources for how to stay safe and take care during severe heat, wildfires, and smoke.

Other Programs

Jackson County Community Long-Term Recovery Group

Catholic Charities of Oregon is the fiscal sponsor of the JCCLTRG. Help us serve the survivors of the 2020 Alameda and South Obenchain wildfires.

Lincoln County

Catholic Charities of Oregon is the fiscal sponsor of the Lincoln County LTRG. Help us serve the survivors of the 2020 Otis wildfire.
Articles

Catholic Sentinel: Couple issue challenge grant to help fire survivors

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
After reading an article about Oregon wildfire survivors, couple Rob and Sharla Walsh were inspired to lend their support and call others to do the same. To learn more about the story that sparked their generosity, visit: https://www.catholicsentinel.org/Content/Default/Homepage-Rotator/Article/Couple-issue-challenge-grant-to-help-fire-survivors-/-3/382/45760?s=1  

Catholic Sentinel: Geared to help in disasters

Posted By | Raeann Boero, Communications Coordinator
Since the devastating wildfires of 2020 and the COVID-19 pandemic, Catholic Charities of Oregon has greatly expanded our Disaster Services program. Disaster Services Director, Jen Masotja, and her team are filling a major gap in disaster relief services, in part, by connecting disaster victims to Catholic Charities of Oregon’s other social service programs. For instance,…

Disaster Services preparedness tip: School and workplace safety plans

Posted By | Jen Masotja, Director of Disaster Services
Disasters can happen at any time and anywhere. Making sure you have a plan in place for every location at which you and your family spend time is critical.

How to store food for an emergency

Posted By | Jen Masotja, Director of Disaster Services
In this month’s disaster preparedness tip, we explore easy ways to safely store food in case of an emergency.