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United Way adds $150,000 to wildfire response

Catholic Community Services is one of several local organizations to receive funds from the United Way of Lane County.

Nearly $415,000 has been allocated to local organizations to help with the wildfire response.

Posted: Sep 29, 2020 1:12 PM

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. – The amount of funds being directed to the wildlife response in Lane County has gotten a big boost.

United Way of Lane County said Tuesday they’ve added $150,000 to the amount being distributed. This brings the total to $414,250 since the Holiday Farm Fire started on Labor Day.

The money is being allocated to seven local organizations that are leading recovery efforts, United Way said.

Catholic Community Services has been providing $250 Visa gift cards to fire victims through funds provided from United Way. They have received a second $100,000 grant to fund this direct financial assistance, United Way said.

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The most recent round of grants that have been awarded include:

  • $100,000 to Catholic Community Services for direct financial assistance for those displaced by fires
  • $10,000 to Upper McKenzie Community Center, serving as an upper river community hub for donations and services in Rainbow
  • $10,000 to McKenzie Discovery Center, serving as a mid-river community hub for donations and services in Leaburg
  • $10,000 to McKenzie Community Track & Field, serving as a community resource in Blue River
  • $10,000 to Northwest Youth Corps, supporting community hub preparation and debris clean-up for areas affected by the fire.
  • $5,000 to Living Water Family Fellowship, connecting vulnerable community members to services who have been dispersed by fires and loss of the church in Blue River
  • $5,000 to Walterville Grange, serving as a lower river community hub for donations, services in Walterville

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