Wildfires

Wildfire Relief Resource Information

The College continues to closely monitor the wildfires and the impact on our students, employees and communities. We encourage those affected to seek community support provided at evacuation sites in their impacted areas. We are grateful to our Titan Community of employees and students who have shown an outpouring of support to those in need and contributed their time and resources. 

Hazardous air quality conditions may impact campus operations and prompt closures of all LCC campuses. Receive alerts about campus news and closures through Lane Alert. If you're already signed up for Lane Alert, check that your cell number is up-to-date in myLane. 

While campus remains closed, RV/camper parking is available to students and employees in Lot N. Those in need are asked to contact Interim Public Safety Director Lisa Rupp before arrival at 541-463-5558, or email ruppl@lanecc.edu.

KLCC is providing full and ongoing coverage of the wildfires impacting our community and state. Live streams of broadcasts and coverage can be found online

Latest Updates: 

Those affected by the wildfires in Oregon may now register for individual disaster aid via FEMA at 1-800-621-3326 or visit disasterassistance.gov. Larger donation centers organized to fill the immediate needs of evacuees in Lane County are now closed and Lane County Government encourages those who need assistance to register for FEMA aid as soon as possible. Track Lane County Government updates on the web or social media.

Lane County Elections has created an FAQ page on voting for those displaced by the wildfires. 

The College continues to work with local agencies to help fill critical needs. We are on standby as a potential Red Cross shelter site and employees will be updated if we are activated. For employees interested in volunteer opportunities in the community, please contact Nancy Wood, woodn@lanecc.edu.

Last week, the College shared specific LCC resources available to students and employees affected by the wildfires during the Lane County Emergency Operations Center's Multi-Agency Resource Center (MARC) at the Lane Events Center. The MARC was a type of one-stop for affected residents to receive information and assistance from the following: utility companies, Lane County Elections, insurance companies, housing support agencies, Senior and Disabled Services, Environmental Health, Lane County Assessment and Taxation, waste and debris disposal coordinators, permit and land management staff, faith-based services and support, as well as mental health and medical support. The MARC may continue on as-needed basis. 

Resources for Employees 

The College would like to support employees and students during this time. We’re collaborating with partners to identify resources for needs expressed by employees and students. If you are an employee in need of assistance, please fill out this form

Emergency assistance: Here are a few ways that employees can help other employees: 

Employee mental health support: Employee Assistance Program (EAP) provided by Reliant Behavioral Health(RBH). Access via the link. (Login access code is OEBB) or call 1-866-750-1327. The EAP provides employees and their eligible dependents with up to six (6) free confidential counseling visits per plan year. RBH also provides the following services that may be relevant to the current situation: Childcare referral services, eldercare referral services, financial services, and legal and mediation services.

Resources for Students

The College sent students a wildfire resource needs survey and communicated resource information via direct email and the student digital newsletter, Titan Times. 

Emergency assistance: An emergency assistance fund for those students directly impacted by the wildfire is now available thanks to donations made to the Foundation’s Shining Star fund. Students may use this form to apply for financial assistance. To donate to the Shining Star fund: Visit the Foundation giving site and select: “Shining Star Fund” from the dropdown menu under “Where would you like your money to go?”

Student mental health support: Students have access to support services available through the Mental Health and Wellness Center, such as the TalkCampus App: A 24/7 service for students to access support. 

STEP at Lane program support: Coaching and resource support for students pursuing GED, ABSE, ESL, CTE vocational training. Learn more about the program. Visit the STEP program site for more information.

SNAP Benefits: It is now easier for community college students to access food benefits through the SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program). Visit the Oregon Hunger site to learn more.

Community Resource Information 

Employees and students are encouraged to stay updated on wildfire evacuation and activity. Below are links to official sources of information and the list is not intended to be a comprehensive listing of available resource information.