Dear Faculty Colleagues,
It is with deep sadness that I am writing today to provide you with some information regarding resources for people impacted by the tragic wildfires in our state. I will keep my words brief, so that you may focus on getting the information you need. Below you will find information about resources from the College, LCCEA, OEA, and other community/state organizations.
The Titan Download: Wildfire Relief Response Resources and Information
This was sent to your Lane email on Friday September 11 at 5:30 pm. This edition of the Titan Download has valuable information about Wildfire Relief Resources including information about evacuations, donations (both goods and monetary), the Titan Resource exchange, temporary housing assistance, and other resources. See both The Titan Download and The Lane Weekly for updates in the coming weeks.
For Lane County:https://www.lanecounty.org/cms/one.aspx?pageId=17035134https://mckenzieriver.org/lane-county-wildfire-information-and-relief/
For Linn County: https://heavy.com/news/2020/09/lane-linn-lincoln-county-evacuation-maps-oregon-fires/https://wildfire.oregon.gov/county-resourceshttps://www.linnsheriff.org/fire_live_updates_sept_2020/
Statewide Resources:Oregon Wildfire Aid Master Dochttps://docs.google.com/document/d/1_hufzJ-DYvPPXJsMthCeObOu-0pnWHe5WyqdPC8btKc/edit?usp=sharingRed Cross Safe and Well Registration:https://safeandwell.communityos.org/cms/index.php
RESOURCES FOR FACULTY IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE: Lane Employee Wildlife Relief Resource Needs RegistrationThe College is collaborating with partners to identify resources for needs expressed by employees. If you are in need of assistance, please fill out this form or contact Marsha Sills, firstname.lastname@example.org. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdYJXUZeiKHVjRWJn2vOWp56Nin5kA_xsg6y7bzffk_Dga0Aw/viewform
LCCEA Emergency Response Fund- available to LCCEA members for any type of emergency-up to $300https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfNpRLrEwS7YuDyXuA2LqMoqLNcBzJqsKZGgpFyx3Lg-e1Ysg/viewform?gxids=7628OEA Members Wildfire Relief Fund Grants Application- grants range from $100-$1,000. For complete information on application guidelines and deadlines as well as a link to the application form, see the attached PDF.
OEA MembersCOVID Relief Fund for Part-Time Community College Faculty- up to $1,000For complete information on application guidelines and deadlines as well as a link to the application form, see the attached PDF.
RESOURCES FOR STUDENTS IN NEED OF ASSISTANCE:Lane Student Wildfire Relief Resource Needs Form-Information is being gathered by Student Affairs to identify students in need of assistance. Please make sure any students in need fill out this form. https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeG6e0JuyRSvyuS7srA5_1FR7maKAMa9qt2eDOER7b6Sks0rw/viewform?gxids=7628
OEA Funds for StudentsLCCEA/OEA Foundation: Members may apply for emergency funds on behalf of a student in need of support during this term. http://oeafoundation.oregoned.org/apply-for-a-grant Visit the OEA site for additional information about the program.
VOLUNTEERINGMarsha Sills and I (Nancy Wood) are gathering names of people who are interested in volunteering. Currently, we do not have any volunteer opportunities via Lane, but this may change in the future as we identify needs. If you are interested in being placed on this list, please email me at email@example.com
For those interested in volunteering immediately, please sign up for a shift at the Four Corners Donation Site using the link below. I helped sort donations yesterday, and it was incredible to see how this community is stepping up to the need. Please be aware that Four Corners requires volunteers to sign up in advance.https://mckenzieriver.org/get-involved/volunteer/
Silke Field at Springfield High School no longer needs volunteers. If anyone has information about other organizations that are in need of volunteers, please share that info with me, and I will try to help connect interested volunteers with areas of need.
I think this is everything I can share at this point. We will continue to provide updates as they become available.
I hope all of you who have been impacted by the Wildfires are finding what you need, and please do not hesitate to reach out if you need support.
Nancy WoodLCCEA Wildfire Response