Posted: 23 July 2021
After a devastating 2020 wildfire season that caused the direct impacts of climate change on many Oregon communities, 2021 is at a sinister start. Last year, members of SEIU 503 worked to keep themselves safe and take care of those affected by the wildfires. We atteined Agreements with employers, communicated in a timely manner information to members, and provided over $ 130,000 in aid to members affected by forest fires.
This year our Climate Justice Committee leads an effort to proactively provide information to SEIU 503 members so that you know how to receive critical forest fire updates and can take action to keep you, your family and your family safe and secure. your property. We no longer want to lose our union family to forest fires.
Real-time information and resources
For more information on current fire conditions, evacuation orders and more, visit Oregon Wildfire Resources.
Anyone affected by last year’s wildfires in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn and Marion counties should apply for federal help at https://www.fema.gov / disaster / 4562.
A free legal consultation from the Oregon Association of Trial Lawyers is available here.
Fund to help SEIU 503 members against forest fires and evacuation
This fund provides cash assistance to members of SEIU 503 affected by forest fires and evacuation. In times of need, we are stronger if we come together and lift each other up. In 2017, we set up this fund to help members affected by forest fires. In 2020, the need was greater than ever. 2021 could be worse, so donate if you can.
Click here to donate to SEIU 503 Wildfire & Evacuation Assistance Fund
Preparing for forest fires
5 Steps You Can Take Right Now to Get Ready for Oregon Wildfire Season
How to prepare for this year’s fire season
Oregon Physicians for Social Responsibility – Our Health During Wildfire Season
Multnomah County Forest Fire Preparedness Tips
Forest Fire Rescue Project Resources
Forest fire facts
InciWeb – Forest fire information system
Community Resource Guide
With information on state and county resources, food aid, low cost health care, child care, and more. our resource guide is a growing list of resources in the state that are available to those in need of assistance.
Who to follow
Oregon Emergency Management Office
Tweets by OregonOEM
Oregon Department of Forestry
Tweets from ORDeptForestry
Oregon State Fire Marshal
Cascades Red Cross
Tweets from RedCrossCasc