In September, numerous fires burned throughout our presbytery.  The most severe of these fires affected six primary areas where we have congregations.  Below you may donate to general fire relief to assist these congregations or donate to a specific area.  

Almeda Drive Fire 

     Impacted Church – First Pres, Phoenix

     Neighboring churches – First Pres, Ashland; First Pres Medford; First Pres Central Point; Bethany Pres, Grants Pass

Archie Creek Fire

      Neighboring Church – First Pres, Roseburg

Holiday Farm Fire 

 Impacted Church – McKenzie Valley Pres, Walterville

Neighboring Churches – Westminster Pres, Eugene; Central Pres, Eugene; Peace Pres, Eugene; First Pres, Creswell        

Beachie Creek Fire 

     Impacted Church – First Pres, Mill City

      Neighboring Churches – Salem First Pres; Westminster Pres, Salem; John Knox Pres, Keizer

Eco Fire

    Neighboring Church – Chapel by the Sea, Lincoln City

Riverside Fire 

 Impacted Churches – Springwater Pres; Eagle Creek Pres 

Neighboring Churches – Emmanuel Pres, West Linn; Oak Hills Pres, Milwaukie; 1st Pres, Woodburn; Aurora Pres

We are grateful to report that all of our church buildings survived the fires without significant damage.  Simultaneously, our hearts and our prayers go out to our many church members and neighbors who have lost their homes, livelihoods, and livestock. 

We are currently working with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance and organizing our relief efforts.  To support this work, we are collecting financial resources which will be used in both emergency and long-term relief efforts.  To contribute to this presbytery fund, please send checks to the presbytery office designated as “Fire Relief” plus the area where you would like to focus your contribution.  Or, you can donate online using the link below.

Please do remain in prayer for one another, and be in touch!  It is with the great faith, hope, and love – initiated by God’s grace and demonstrated through this community – that we are able to face these challenges and care for our members and neighbors.


By clicking the PayPal Donate Now button you may direct your gift to:

  • Fire Relief General Fund
  • Almeda Drive Fire
  • Archie Creek Fire
  • Holiday Farm Fire
  • Beachie Creek Fire
  • Eco Fire
  • Riverside Fire

During the final step of the donation process, the user is able to “Add a note” indicating which relief effort you would like to target.  If no note is included, the funds will go into the Fire Relief General Fund.

 Or feel free to send any donations directly to:

 Presbytery of the Cascades

Attn:  Fire Relief

245 S. Bancroft St., Suite D

Portland, OR  97239

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