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 / firstname.lastname@example.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
● 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)
○ Bedding: pillows; twin sheet sets; brooms/mops/ laundry detergent;
○ Size four diapers
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
There are a variety of ways the public can support The Salvation
Army’s disaster relief efforts:
Call 1-800-SAL-ARMY - Designate gift “Oregon Wildfire Relief"
Designate “Oregon Wildfire Relief” on check and mail to:
The Salvation Army Disaster Relief
8495 SE Monterey Ave.
Happy Valley, OR 97086
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
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