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Checking in: more wildfire related resources

I hope this message finds you safe during these challenging times. The wildfires in Oregon have taken precious lives and destroyed many homes across the state. My heart goes out to all who have been affected — and my deepest appreciation goes out to those on the frontlines fighting the fires and providing critical support.

So many of you are reaching out, donating supplies and money, taking in displaced family friends and neighbors. Thank you! And, my office — the Oregon Department of Justice — is doing everything we can to assist in the state response.

Here's some hopefully helpful information:

Updates: Like so many others, I am continuing to watch the weather and the progress firefighters have made in containment efforts across the state. Please follow updates and recommendations from local officials. To get live text updates, you can text your zip code to 888777. The state has an exhaustive list of Oregon wildfire resources, too.

Displaced voters: The Secretary of State has released important information for displaced voters. Oregonians should know that you have until the voter registration deadline, October 13th, to decide where you want your ballot sent if you’re unable to receive mail at home or aren’t returning there (while remaining registered in the district of your damaged/lost homes). You can make the address change online in just a couple of minutes using MYVote.

Donating (Please be careful!) and volunteering: If you are safe and able to help, consider volunteering or donating to organizations that are providing critical support. Here are suggestions:

If you are looking for other charities to give to, read some tips from my office on vetting charities and avoiding scams.

I’m incredibly inspired that so many of you have stepped up to support our communities — in many cases dropping everything in your own lives to help those who are more directly affected.

I am so proud to be an Oregonian and I wish all of you well at this difficult time.

Be safe,

Ellen

Posted on September 16, 2020.
Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.Oregon is a special place. As Attorney General, I am working hard to keep it that way for future generations of Oregonians.

Meet Ellen

As a prosecutor and judge, Ellen Rosenblum has spent her career fighting for and protecting the people of Oregon.

Now, as our Attorney General, she's standing up for the most vulnerable Oregonians, our seniors and diverse communities, small businesses, and all the people of Oregon.

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