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Stories And Available Services On Wind-Fire Thursday

David Hess
via Abby Kraft and Bryon Lambert
Hour 1
Hour 2 with callers

The gusty wind stopped for much of the region at last on Wednesday night, September 9th. That was one bit of good news in an otherwise bleak landscape.

Hundreds of homes, possible more, have been destroyed by the fast-moving fires, with Phoenix and Talent especially hard-hit in Oregon, Happy Camp taking a heavy hit in California.

We set aside normal programming on the JX to just talk... talk about what we know, talk to people about where they can help or be helped, learn more details of fire damage and recovery efforts.

Below is a partial list of services mentioned in the two hours of the Exchange on Thursday, September 10th:

If you need help:

To give help:

  • To offer additional shelter space, contact the Homeless Task Force in Medford (Christine Quitt) or the City of Medford (Angela Durant).
  • Cash donations will be matched up to a total of $50,000 by Rogue Credit Union's Fire Relief Fund.
  • United Way of Jackson County is collecting donations.
  • American Red Cross needs volunteers, money, and even blood.
  • FOUND pets: in Jackson County, take to the Isola Memorial Arena at the Expo in Central Point. Shelter is not ready for help people with LOST pets just yet, and adoptions are suspended.
  • Siskiyou School accepts donations to assist fire victims at the school, Thursday 2-6 PM and Friday 9 AM-5 PM.
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The Jefferson Exchange is Jefferson Public Radio's daily talk show focused on news and interests across our region of Southern Oregon and Northern California. Angela Decker is the senior producer, Charlie Zimmermann is the assistant producer, and Geoffrey Riley hosts the show.