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. 

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While campus remains closed to the public, 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.

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: A total of $8,150 in emergency assistance was granted to students directly impacted by the wildfire through the support of the Foundation’s Shining Star fund. The wildfire relief emergency assistance application is closed as of Nov. 9. The Student Affairs team is working on a plan for general student emergency assistance funding. Employees may continue to donate to the Shining Star fund to contribute to general emergency assistance funding for students. To donate to 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?”

Class attendance and financial aid: If you are concerned or have questions regarding your ability to attend class due to the recent fires, please contact your instructor. For questions regarding any impact on your financial aid please email FinAid@lanecc.edu

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. 

  • Housing and resource support: Evacuees in need of housing are encouraged to contact, the Red Cross at 541-214-4999. Evacuees who do not need housing help, but have other resource needs, may call the Red Cross at 1 800-733-2767.
  • Lane County
    • Evacuee assistance: Donation centers for evacuees are now closed and Lane County Government encourages those affected by the wildfires to apply for FEMA aid as soon as possible by calling 1-800-621-3362.  McKenzie River Trust is helping coordinate online Red Cross volunteer registration for meal delivery.
    • Updates: Visit the Lane County website. For those without Internet access, here is the non-emergency number for information at 541-682-3977. Follow Lane County Government on Facebook or Twitter to receive live updates on operations and needs.
  • Linn County:
  • Statewide: A continuously updated document on statewide fire activity and evacuation orders and sites.
  • Community mental health resources: In addition to LCC student and employee mental health support services, the following have been shared as additional support for the community.
    • White Bird Crisis Line: Crisis line open 24/7 and accessible via 541-687-4000 or 1-800-422-7558.
    • Emotional Support Line: 1(800) 923-HELP (4357)
    • Disaster Stress Helpline: 1(800) 985-5990 or text TalkWithUs to 66746. This line is available in 100 languages. 24 hours a day 7 days a week
    • In-Person Crisis Support: The Graduate Hotel, 66 E. 6th Ave., Eugene, Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2 p.m.-5 p.m.
  • Legal support resources: The Oregon Law Center created resource guides for renters (English version and Spanish version) affected by the wildfires and can provide free legal support to those who are ineligible for individual FEMA assistance.
  • Health information resources: Lane County has developed a Lane County resource guide that provides tips for things to consider when returning to your home or property, such as having the property assessed by a hazardous materials response professional before returning. Asbestos was previously used as a fire-resistant material and breathing asbestos fibers can lead to health complications. The Mesothelioma Center provides this Mesothelioma guide as a resource to those impacted by wildfires.
  • Donations: Those who are able are encouraged to donate to Red Cross and United Way of Lane County. Both organizations are working closely with emergency response teams to meet the needs of those impacted by the wildfires.
  • Red Cross "Safe and Well" Registry: This registry helps family and friends connect with those displaced by disasters. Register or check in for Red Cross "Safe and Well"Registery.
  • Free WiFi hotspots: Xfinity is providing free public access to its hotspots. Find a hotspot near you.