United Ways of the Pacific Northwest (UWPNW) launched the Pacific Northwest Wildfire Relief & Recovery Fund in response to the 2020 wildfires devastating parts of Oregon, Idaho and Washington. Hundreds of thousands of people were forced to evacuate and seek shelter, many with only a few minutes notice. We saw the demand for a regional fund and were successful moving funds to local communities most in need. We now keep this fund open year round so that we are always ready to meet the needs of local communities facing devastating wildfires.
UWPNW works in partnership with local United Way organizations in impacted communities across the region. All donations will be used to help provide displaced families with access to food, shelter, childcare, health care and other critical services. This fund will help these families meet their emergent and long-term recovery needs.
UWPNW distributes funds to local United Ways in areas impacted by fires, based on a formula developed that includes damage, population and economic/racial equity as components.
You may also give directly to impacted communities:
Local wildfire relief and recovery funds will be listed here as we are made aware.
- United Way of Lane County Community Response Fund. Current funds will support needs related to the Cedar Creek Fire burning in southeastern Lane County.