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 email@example.com.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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:
- Titan Exchange: A virtual place to "match" employees and students with available resources offered by Lane employees and students.
- LCCEA: Emergency Response Fund Application
- LCCEF: Wildfire Relief Resource Survey
- LCCEF Employee Hardship Fund: LCCEF recently set up an account at Selco Community Credit Union. Employees may call any location to make a donation under the account: "Lane Community College Employee Federation Hardship Donation.” LCCEF will update members with the account number, but for now, locations are able to accept donations with the account name.
- LCCEA/OEA Foundation: Members may apply for emergency funds on behalf of a student in need of support during this term. Visit the OEA site for additional information about the program. The College is working to help identify students and will contact LCCEA.
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.
- 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.
- 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.