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Fire relief funds available through the United Way

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Funds are available to those who suffered losses in the recent Almeda and South Obenchain fires.

Posted: Oct 29, 2020 5:18 PM
Updated: Oct 29, 2020 5:22 PM

MEDFORD, Ore. — After helping to gather donations in the wake of the devastating Almeda and South Obenchain fires, the United Way of Jackson County is offering funds to those who lost their homes or businesses.

The United Way's recovery and rebuilding fund began on September 8, the day the Almeda Fire began, as flames destroyed thousands of homes and almost 200 businesses.

“Due to the remarkable generosity of our community, the fund has raised more than $2 million and we have a goal this year of $3 million.” said Dee Anne Everson, CEO and Executive Director for United Way of Jackson County.

Beginning Thursday, United Way is offering $500,000 of the fund for direct relief to individuals and families who suffered losses. Applications are available in both English and Spanish on the United Way website.

Applications are due November 15, and the maximum awards are $2,500.

If you have questions, you can call United Way at 541-773-5339. Return completed applications to the United Way offices at 60 Hawthorne Street in Medford, or at firefund@unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org

“Our community and friends around the country have been extraordinarily generous to the Fire Relief Fund," said Don Kania, chairman of the Fire Relief Committee. "As we begin to grant the funds to those with critical needs, we must note that we expect our campaign to extend past the challenges of today until we have helped renew the communities so dramatically damaged by the fires.”

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