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How can you help the Oak Knoll Fire Victims?

A fast-moving grass fire destroyed 11 homes on Oak Knoll Drive Tuesday evening.  The Ashland community has responded to help those displaced by the fire.  Below is a list of places where donations can be made, provided by the City of Ashland.  Please refer to the City of Ashland’s website for the latest information, as they have articles and resources for those that would like to help and are in need. . Our deepest sympathy goes out to those who have lost their homes and as we move through this time together, we are grateful for our caring community, coming together to support each other. 

There are several groups who have created ways for the community to donate to the people affected by the Oak Knoll Fire.  Here are the ones that were available as of 9am Thursday, August 26th.  This information is posted on the city's website and will continue to update that news item as more information is learned. If you know of any other groups accepting donations of any kind, please contact Diana Shiplet, City of Ashland 541-552-2100.

1. Firehouse Five Foundation will be accepting donations (cash, check, gift card - no items at this time) on behalf of the families of the Oak Knoll Fire. Donations can be dropped off at Fire Station 1, located at 455 Siskiyou Boulevard, between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday through Friday.

2. Donations can also be made to any US Bank branch, under the name, "Ashland Fire Victim Fund."  For more information please contact Marilee Stainbrook (541-890-9077) or Monica Meenaghan at 541-499-5507.

3. Gary Stamps with Windermere Van Fleet Real Estate has also created a donation account. Cash, check or gift card donations can be dropped off at Shop N Kart, Ashland Hardware, Windemere Van Fleet Real Estate Office, and the YMCA lobby.  For donation of larger items contact Gary at 541-621-3059 to schedule to have them dropped off at Skinner Aviation.

4. Ashland Home Net has set up a space in our office for victims of the fire to use computers and hish speed internet for free, so they can keep in touch with friends, family, and insurance companies. Come to Ashland Home Net at 607 Siskiyou Blvd in Ashland Monday through Friday, 9am-5pm to use our internet.

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