As wildfires burn through our community and surrounding areas, we understand the fear and loss everyone is feeling right now.
Last week, Cyndi Seran lost her home to the Santiam Canyon Wildfires. When a close friend set up a Go-Fund-Me account to help her and her family, Cyndi felt called to assist those around her who had also been affected by the fires. She worked hard with her close friend Dina to quickly put together a fund to raise monetary and physical donations to help those in the community.
As a hospital, we have been given the opportunity to assist the Santiam Wildfire Relief Fund to connect families in need to people who can give and serve as well as connect those in need with monetary resources that have been donated. As a team, we can help the families rebuild their lives that have been uprooted.
All monetary donations made directly to the Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund are tax-deductible, as the fund is established with 501©3 status and held in a local account at Columbia Bank. Further, 100% of the money contributed to the fund will be distributed specifically to meet the needs of Santiam Canyon residents until fund exhaustion. Distribution of funds will be overseen by a collaborative group of community members already vested in the Santiam Service Integration Team.
Donations can be made online at https://staging5.santiamhospital.org or monetary donations can be mailed to:
Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund
℅ Santiam Santiam Service Integration of Santiam Hospital
1401 North 10th Ave.
Stayton, OR. 97383
In the first few days of donating, we received an amazing amount of clothing donations. Because of this quick support, we are asking for a pause on clothing donations at this time. Our most immediate requests from displaced families are:
- New pillows
- Shaving Cream
- Adult Wash Cloths
- Children/s Diapers (newborn to size 6)
- Feminine Hygiene Products
- Toilet Paper
- New Socks
- New Underwear
- Shoes / Blankets
- Air Mattresses
- Sleeping Bags
- Pack n’ Plays
- Compression Socks
- Pet Food
- Prepackaged food items (granola bars, fruit leathers, etc.)
Donation sites open Monday through Friday:
- Santiam Service Integration Mobile at 101 Center St. Ste. A in Sublimity, from 10:00-4:00
- Immaculate Conception Church Office at 1077 N 6th Ave. in Stayton, from 8:00-4:00
- Cascade School District at 10226 Marion Rd. SE in Turner, from 7:30-3:30
- 13th Street Nursery- 1298 13th Street SE, Salem, OR, 97392, Tuesday – Saturday 9:00-6:00, Sunday 10:00-4:00.
We hope for a swift end to this crisis and would like to share a heartfelt thanks to all the emergency responders and firefighters that are working diligently to put out these fires and protect our community.
Our Emergency Department remains open for those who need emergent care. Of the highest importance is the safety and wellbeing of you and your family. We are committed to you!