Over the weekend ROWW received and distributed over $150,000 of supplies as part of our Phase 1 Response to the West Coast WildFires thanks to an amazing group of Oregonian volunteers, our supporters, our partners at Direct Relief and Lowe’s, and volunteer pilots that organized a 20 plane caravan to transport the nearly 5000 pounds of medical supplies from the Direct Relief warehouse in Santa Barbara.
ROWW volunteers met the incoming flights from Direct Relief at the Eugene airport and organized distribution to multiple hubs throughout Oregon. Our team delivered supplies to the Evacuee Distribution Center at the Masonic Lodge in Eugene, Glide Revitalization nonprofit in Glide, the Cal-Ore Life-Flight air ambulance company in Gold Beach, Lane County Public Health Department, and the Living Waters Church in Medford. Inventory includes 100,000 KN95 respirators, generators, solar chargers, cots, tarps, gas cans and extension cords, hygiene products, tents, and more.
ROWW’s Oregon response will be broken up into 3 phases over the coming months. As active and threatening fires die down, we will begin providing site-cleaning/clearing supplies and machinery to aid victims with recovery and rebuilding efforts. Our Phase 1 emergency supply delivery and distribution deployment was truly a group of amazing people coming together from all walks of life to help others. If you’d like to get involved in our Wildfire response in Oregon please visit the link in our bio and learn about the multiple ways to help.