In September of 2020, numerous fires burned throughout our presbytery. The most severe of these fires affected six primary areas where we have congregations. In 2021, significant fires have continued to affect churches and communities in our Southern and Central Regions.
Through the generosity of people throughout our presbytery and beyond, and through our partnership with Presbyterian Disaster Assistance, we are able to offer support grants through our congregations to assist in fire relief and rebuilding efforts. Click Here for the Fire Relief Grant Application.
Additionally, we have a designated Fire Relief Team working to network and support the work of our congregations as they respond to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs brought about by these fires. To find out how you or your church community can support relief efforts, please contact Rev. Clark Scalera at (link to email). If you would like to contribute financially to relief efforts, there is information below for how you can make a tax deductible contribution.
We thank you for your concern, and for your ongoing prayers – especially for the congregations and communities listed here:
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
Neighboring Church – Chapel by the Sea, Lincoln City
Impacted Churches – Springwater Pres; Eagle Creek Pres
Neighboring Churches – Emmanuel Pres, West Linn; Oak Hills Pres, Milwaukie; 1st Pres, Woodburn; Aurora Pres
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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