Continue to watch the ongoing lists of needs coming from the resource and distributions centers (often posted on the Rogue Volunteer Initiative Facebook
Page) and deliver items directly. There are centers set up in Talent, Phoenix and several locations in Medford.
Talent Aid Center: Talent Maker City/Grotto Parking Lot316 E. Main Street, Talent
Phoenix Fire Relief: Shoppes at Exit 24, Phoenix
Living Waters Church: 360 E Jackson St #5825, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 772-9502
Unete: 27 N Ivy St, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 840-9669
NW Seasonal Workers: 203 N Oakdale Ave, Medford, OR 97501, (541) 773-6811
Contact the various resource centers and ask how you can help. Sign up to deliver meals for Rogue Food Unites or S.O. Fire Relief Meals. Contribute to the clean-up efforts. Reach out to those you know, who’ve lost everything and ask directly what they need help with. Rogue Volunteer Initiative is a group on Facebook that is helping to coordinate volunteer opportunities.
Adopt a Family
Pool resources with your friends, family and neighbors and identify a family in need that you’d like to support. Help them find a new place to live or a vehicle to replace what was lost. Set them up with household items. Stock their cupboards with food and pantry items and their closets with clothes to keep them warm. Donate gift cards for gas, food and other ongoing needs. Consider their lines of work and what tools and supplies they may need to continue to earn a living.
Participate and Share
Join the Medford Food Project. Add a few extra items to your shopping cart with each visit to the store and volunteers will pick them up and deliver them to Access and other distribution centers.
There are various relief funds that have been set up by local businesses, banks and organizations as well as special fundraising events. Find one that resonates with you, and contribute. Share it with your friends, create some buzz around it and help your contribution grow by encouraging others to participate. Here are just a few of many to explore:
Ongoing List of Individual Crowd-Funded Campaigns
Rogue Credit Union