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Fire Information Website Launched to Help Rogue Valley Residents Rebuild

October 9, 2020

A new website for official wildfire recovery information is now available at RogueValleyRebuilds.org.  Aimed at those affected by the Almeda and Obenchain fires, it brings together information from multiple organizations involved in the rebuilding effort. “Recovering from these fires is a regional challenge.  The County and affected Cities can’t do it individually, and the State and…

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“Talent and Phoenix are gone Jim”

October 1, 2020

I live in Ashland and was working when the fires broke out, from my home office, as were all my employees at Project A, because of COVID and we are programmers and engineers, so working from home is easy. I first found out about the fire via a Facebook alert. Over the next several days,…

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In the wake of a natural disaster or crisis, it’s not uncommon for someone to turn to GoFundMe. 

October 1, 2020

I sent an email to GoFundMe asking about donations after the fire and this is their reply. — Jim I’d like to start off by saying that our hearts go out to everyone impacted by the devastating wildfires in southern Oregon and across the state. When the fires first broke out, the GoFundMe Trust & Safety Team…

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“Mommy, are we going to die today?”

October 1, 2020

Heidi Lee Harless used to work for me many years ago. We are still friends and I’m proud of the work she does in our community. She wrote this post on FB on 9/14 and I cried when I read it. I got her permission to share it here and include some of the photos…

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My Valley My Home/Mi Valle Mi Hogar

October 1, 2020

Rebuilding after the Almeda Fire Rogue Valley Homes and Shelter Relief (RVHSR) initiative Executive Summary Our goal Support the populations most devastated by the destruction of homes during the Almeda Fire, especially those for whom racial and socio-economic inequities were pre-existing – such as migrant, worker, indigenous and unhoused community members.  Specifically: Provide assistance with…

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Jackson County EOC Fire Update – Sept. 25, 2020

October 1, 2020

Resource and Recovery MARC – The MARC, the Multi-Agency Resource Center, opened on Thursday and got off to a great start.  We have served several hundred impacted citizens thus far.  This one-stop shop for resources includes FEMA representatives, Insurance Providers, Red Cross, Cities and others and is located at Central High School at 815 S. Oakdale…

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In the next 12 months, Rogue Food Unites plans to serve 1,281,000 meals to community members impacted by the fires

October 1, 2020

Southern Oregon is in the midst of a crisis bore from fire. The Almeda/Glenview Fire burned over 2,400 homes leaving more than 4000 people suddenly homeless and 42,000 displaced. Rogue Food Unites and our community of restaurants and food growers is responding. Rogue Food Unites collaborates with food businesses, farms, and local aid organizations to…

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Fire Damage Assessment Dashboard Now Available Online

October 1, 2020

Damage Assessment information from the Almeda and Obenchain fires can now be explored via an online data dashboard, available via the Jackson County website at: www.jacksoncounty.org/damagedashboard.  This interactive mapping tool will allow anyone with internet access to quickly locate and view the extent of damage to individual properties.  Making this information available online will safeguard health…

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Infostructure offices burn down, but business was not impacted and now they want to rebuild + housing.

October 1, 2020

Jeff Rhoden, co-owner of Infostructure, a phone company based in Talent, Oregon ordered the evacuation of his office once he saw the plume of smoke in Ashland, where he lives, just to be safe. He wanted to make sure his tech team could get out safely, and he told everyone not to worry about grabbing…

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Hunter Communications Offers FREE Internet to Southern Oregon Business Customers Devastated by Wildfires in Phoenix and Talent

October 1, 2020

Hunter will provide free fiber broadband internet connectivity to help businesses recover September 30, 2020 MEDFORD, OR – Communications network connectivity is critical to first responders and utility crews on the frontlines battling the wildfires across Oregon and the western United States. The internet is also a vital function for those companies who suffered staggering losses as…

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Hunter Heroes Restore Fiber Broadband to Local Communities Amid Southern Oregon Wildfires

October 1, 2020

Keeping first responders and communities connected; 71,298 feet of fiber restored within 13 days; Almeda Fire, South Obenchain Fire, Table Rock Fire September 30, 2020 MEDFORD, OR. — Hunter Communications (Hunter) would like to recognize the extraordinary efforts of Hunter crews and employees, many of whom have worked virtually around-the-clock, in restoring critical fiber broadband connectivity to areas…

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Southern Oregon’s, Tim Williams, Named President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association

September 2, 2020

Tim Williams, managing partner, and lead litigator at Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C., was elected President of the Oregon Trial Lawyers Association (OTLA), effective August 14, 2020, after serving the association for the full length of his legal career. Dwyer Williams Cherkoss Attorneys, P.C. has offices in Bend, Eugene, Medford, Grants Pass, Roseburg, and Portland.…

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