Jackson County Wildfires: Information and Community Resources


Jackson County Wildfires

Jackson County Wildfire Information and Community Resources

FEMA Disaster Assistance

Individuals and business owners who sustained losses in the designated area can begin applying for assistance by registering online at www.DisasterAssistance.gov or by calling 1-800-621-3362 or 1-800-462-7585 TTY.
  1. Contact your insurance agency
    • If you don't have insurance, please refer to the community resources listed below.
  2. Register on the FEMA website -- click here
    • Enter your zip code
    • Select APPLY

Additional Disaster Assistance Information:


Jackson County Wildfires -- Community Resources

Emergency Shelter InformationThis information has been compiled by Jackson County Emergency Management and will be updated as information becomes available. 

SHELTERS: Bring your own bedding and mask and all to confirm room

Jackson County Expo 
1 Peninger Road, Central Point, Oregon 97502

New Life Church of the Nazarene - 50 people and 200 vehicles (RVs accepted) - (541) 779-7777
1974 E. McAndrews Road, Medford, OR 97504

First Presbyterian Church - 25 people - (907) 347-3365
85 S. Holly Street, Medford, or 97501

St. Vincent de Paul - 20 vehciles (RVs not accepted) - (541) 772-3828
2424 N. Pacific Hwy, Medford 

Harvest Time Fellowship – 25 people for evacuation – Jerry Frasier 707-845-6310
345 2nd Street Gold Hill, OR Call to confirm room

Edgewater Christian Fellowship – 50 people - (541) 474-7172
101 Assembly Cir, Grants Pass, OR 97526

East Evans Creek Community Center – 50 people (541) 582-6006
8205 E Evans Creek Rd, Rogue River, OR 97530

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. The Thrift Store will open SEPT 10 to evacuees to redeem clothing vouchers.


Free meals for all in Medford from 11 AM-12:30 PM:

  • North Medford High School
    1900 Keene Way Dr. Medford, OR
  • Jefferson Elementary School
    333 Holmes Ave. Medford, OR
  • Howard Elementary School
    286 Mace Rd. Medford, OR
  • Jackson Elementary School
    713 Summit Ave. Medford, OR
  • Oak Grove Elementary School
    2838 W. Main St. Medford, OR
  • Roosevelt Elementary School
    1212 Queen Anne Ave. Medford, OR

Free meals for all in Ashland from 11AM-1:00 PM:  

  • Ashland Middle School
    100 Walker Avenue Ashland, OR
  • Ashland High School
    201 South Mountain Ave Ashland, OR  

Eagle Point

  • ​Eagle Point School District: Kids FREE curbside meals Thursday and Friday, September 10th & 11th, 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM! FREE meals will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis to 0-18 yr old children at the Lower Table Rock Campus (WC) and Hillside Elementary (EP).


  • RVTD Expo Shuttle: RVTD is running the following routes to and from the Jackson County Expo. Passengers should look for a Valley Lift paratransit van with the RVTD logo on the side. The shuttles run Monday through Saturday every 30 minutes between 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM and again at 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM.
  • Central Point shuttle- runs between the Expo and Central Point Albertson's/Goodwill on Freeman Rd. The Route 40 serves this shopping center. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo should get off the Route 40 at the stop on Freeman Rd. and walk to the Goodwill to wait in front for the shuttle.
  • South Gateway Medford shuttle- runs between the Expo and the S.Gateway Walmart and also the S. Medford Goodwill. The S. Walmart is served by the 1X and the S. Medford Goodwill is served by the Route 24. Anyone wanting to get to the Expo needs to wait in front of either store. RTVD Bus Route Info

RTVD temporary services include:

  • Route 10 short- traveling between front street station and south stage road using the route 10 footprint.
  • Ashland loop - a limited loop route is serving the city of Ashland between the Plaza and Bimart.
  • An emergency 1x will operate traveling between Medford and Ashland using 1-5.


  • United Way of Jackson County: 541-773-5339
  • Unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org to sign up if you need help or can offer help. You can also go to your nearest First Interstate bank to donate.​
  • Jackson County Salvation Army
  • Maslow Project: 541 608-6868
  • Medford Gospel Mission: 541-779-1597
  • American Red Cross-541-779-3773
  • Dial 211-provides assistance finding food, paying housing bills, accessing childcare or other essential services. You can also visit www.211.info.org/ for more information
  • Options for Helping Residents of Ashland (OHRA) community resource center. Provides assistance to low-income, homeless and at-risk individuals and families. Contact at 541-631-2235 or https://helpingashland.org/services/resource-guides/
  • The American Red Cross has activated the Northwest Response Fund to help Oregon and Washington residents who are affected by the wildfires across the region. Donations will go to families that have been displaced or impacted by the active and growing wildfires: Donate here.
  • United Way of Jackson County Fire Fund:  roguevalley.recovers.org and Unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org to sign up if you need help or can offer help. You can also go to your nearest First Interstate bank to donate.
  • Getting Emergency Refills from a Pharmacy - Frequently Asked Questions

MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORTS (in the event of an emergency, call 911)


  • ACCESS Virtual Food Drive - Virtual Food Drives allow you to choose what foods you would like to purchase for the food bank. These donations go directly to ACCESS so, when possible, we can purchase food from local grocery stores. As the Jackson County Regional Food Bank, we can leverage $1 to buy four meals to feed our community.
  • Rogue Credit Union’s Southern Oregon Fire Relief Fund will match up to $50,000 in relief donations for people impacted by the Almeda and Obenchain fires. Donations to the Southern Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross can be designated specifically for assisting impacted families and rebuilding our communities. Contributions can be made at any Rogue Credit Union branch.
  • The United Way of Jackson County is collecting donations that will be geared toward longer-term recovery for families impacted by the fires. The United Way will use an application process to cover direct expenses related to families’ losses. To donate to the United Way Fire Fund, go to unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org/give, mail a check to United Way, 60 Hawthorne St., Medford, OR 97504 or make a deposit at any First Interstate Bank to the United Way Fire Fund, account number 1000471001 and routing number 092901683. 
  • American Red Cross volunteers are helping those evacuated from wildfires at different evacuation points throughout the state and can always use volunteers. Those who are interested in volunteering should visit redcross.org/volunteer for more information. There are also six blood banks throughout Oregon accepting donations. The Red Cross also accepts cash donations on its website, https://www.redcross.org/local/oregon/ways-to-donate.html
  • Cascade Self Storage -- 2562 W. Main St and 1011 Narregan St in Medford --The city is asking for clothing and hygiene products at this time.
  • Fred Meyer has announced a $20,000 donation to American Red Cross to fund northwest wildfire relief efforts, in the form of a foundation grant. Additionally, the company will be collecting donations for American Red Cross from those in the community who want to round-up their transaction to the nearest dollar or donate their loose change while checking out at the store. Fred Meyer is also donating water and supplies to support local firefighters.
  • Salvation Army
    You can bring donations to 1065 Crews Rd Medford, OR 97501 between 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    Is in need of the following items: 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. 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.
  • Army’s disaster relief efforts: 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
  • Habitat for Humanity: is establishing a tool share for victims that plan to return to their lost homes and look for sentimental and/or important items. We are seeking community donations of new and gently used: shovels (all types and sizes), metal rakes, buckets with handles, gloves, sift boxes, garden wagons, etc. – anything else that might seem useful for the task of searching through the charred homes. At this time we will be accepting these donations on Thurs Sept 10th and Friday, Sept 11th from 10 am to 4 pm at the Habitat Administrative Office and will add additional dates for donations as the situation develops. Please watch our Rogue Valley Habitat Facebook for information on how to donate or distribution. Questions please call 541-7791983 or email programs@roguevalleyhabitat.org

Almeda Fire

Almeda Fire 2020


South Obenchain Fire

South Obenchain Fire



Additional Department Information

Fire-Rescue Department Contacts

Medford Fire Department HeadQuarters
200 South Ivy Street, Room #180
Medford, OR 97501
Phone: (541) 774-2300
Fax: (541) 774-2514

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