THE SALVATION ARMY MEDIA RELEASE 9/9/2020

posted 18 days ago by RVCOADjst from United Way of Jackson County

Media Contact: Major Jason Koenig / 541-816-5722 / jason.koenig@usw.salvationarmy.org

THE SALVATION ARMY RESPONDS TO WILDFIRES

IN JACKSON COUNTY

Medford, OR (September 9, 2020) - The Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Service

team has been activated in Jackson County. Services are being provided in Ashland,

Phoenix, Talent, and Medford.

● The Salvation Army HOPE House transitional shelter program site in Medford is

now operating as an Evacuee Shelter while still housing program participants.

We are currently housing 31 evacuees and have the capacity for 50 evacuees.

Meals are being provided for evacuees at the shelter. If you need assistance

please call 541-773-6965 x101.

● We are providing food boxes and clothing vouchers and assessing other needs

to evacuees.

● Thrift Store is closed today (9/9). The Thrift Store will open tomorrow (9/10) for

evacuees to redeem clothing vouchers.

● We are in need of the following items. You can bring donations to 1065 Crews

Rd Medford, OR 97501 between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

○ New Men Underwear—men’s Sizes—small, medium, large

○ New Women Underwear —size 5,6,7,8, (3XL—for one woman)

○ Deodorant

○ Bedding: pillows; twin sheet sets; brooms/mops/ laundry detergent;

○ Size four diapers

DONATIONS

The best way to help evacuees is to make a financial contribution. Monetary donations

allow disaster responders to immediately meet the specific needs of the disaster. 100%

of donation stays in Oregon to respond directly to the needs of those impacted by the

Oregon Wildfires.

There are a variety of ways the public can support The Salvation

Army’s disaster relief efforts:

ONLINE

cascade.salvationarmy.org

PHONE

Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY - Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief"

MAIL

Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to:

The Salvation Army Disaster Relief

8495 SE Monterey Ave.

Happy Valley, OR 97086

MEDIA CONTACT

Major Jason Koenig, Jackson County Coordinator, the local Salvation Army Officer responsible for Emergency

Disaster Services across Oregon is available for an interview and can be reached at

541-816-5722.


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