2020

Oregon Wildfires

mission specific press
Lacamas Magazine
WILDFIRE EVACUEE DONATIONS SUPPORT 100’S OF FAMILIES, SAY LOCAL ORGANIZERS
KTVL News 10
$15,000 given to Southern Oregon families displaced by fires
Statesman Journal
Dallas, Oregon, native uses connections to organize wildfire relief effort
Fox 12 Oregon
Nonprofit gives gift cards, other supplies to people impacted by Oregon wildfires
Fox 12 Oregon
Detroit woman devastated after losing gas station in wildfire
Statesman Journal
Driven from fire in Detroit, a mother reunites with her daughters

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Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission BStrong responded to the Oregon Fires in its phase 1 initiative by partnering with Oregon’s Brinker family to mobilize ground teams, supplies and financial aid to Oregon’s hardest hit regions.

  • Riverside Fire (Mollala)
  • Beachie Creek Fire (Scott’s Mills, Mill City, Detroit, Gates, Lyons)
  • Holiday Farm Fire (Blue River, Vida, McKenzie Bridge)
  • Alameda Fire (Phoenix, Talent, Ashland)
  • Echo Mountain Complex (Otis, Lincoln City)

We are currently distributing much needed supplies to these affected areas.

Our mission is to deploy the resources and support Oregon’s hardest hit rural communities need most right now and throughout the rebuilding process.

 

Click here to learn more about how GEM responded to the 2018 California Fires.

Phase 2

The Gap Period​

Global Empowerment Mission and its Oregonian partner, Brinker are now its its phase 2 programming which encompasses purchasing temp shelter, tools and long term sustainable equipment to help rebuild the areas most affected.

Partners

  • Sue Hostetler and Beau Wrigley Family Foundation
  • Christina Kindwall
  • Bobby Valentine
  • Kirstin Jorgensen
  • IMD Models Medford
  • David Labrava
  • Body Bliss Yoga Studio
  • Tradewinds Transportation
  • Maui Nui Venison
  • Global Citizen USA
  • Santiam Canyon Wildfire Relief Fund

Featured Missions

Wildfires
2020
United States
Wildfires have burned 1,500,000 acres of forest and numerous historic communities leaving entire towns in ashes causing over 500,000 people to evacuate with an ever-growing list of missing persons.
Pandemics
2020
United States
In January 2020, the COVID‑19 pandemic began in the United States and is an ongoing global pandemic of coronavirus disease, caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus.
Wildfires
2020
Australia
In June 2019, over 18 million hectares burned, destroying over 5,900 buildings and 2,800 homes in Australia. In addition to human fatalities, millions of animals were killed.
Hurricanes
2019
Bahamas
On August 24, 2019, the Category 5 Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas, and was the worst natural disaster in the country’s history with wind speeds of 183 mph and $3.4 billion+ reported damages.
Wildfires
2019
South America
In 2019, the Amazon wildfires season saw a surge in fires with more than 906,000 affected hectares occurring in the Amazon rainforest and Amazon biome within Brazil, Bolivia, Paraguay, and Peru.
Wildfires
2018
United States
In 2018, the wildfire season was the deadliest and most destructive ever recorded in California. More than 7,639 fires burned an area of 1,893,913 acres causing more than $3.5 billion in damage.
Hurricanes
2017
Caribbean
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma was a powerful Cape Verde hurricane that caused widespread destruction across its path and was recorded as one of the most powerful hurricanes in the Atlantic.