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How to help the families devastated by the Oregon fires

My home state of Oregon is currently witnessing unprecedented destruction as a result of some of the largest fires in our state's history.

Nearly one million acres of Oregon have burned.

Hundreds of families have lost their homes and businesses entirely.

Thousands of Oregonians have been forced from their homes.

Hundreds of thousands more are preparing to evacuate.

Millions are suffering from hazardous air quality and smoke.

And most terrifying of all:

Despite ongoing round-the-clock efforts from thousands of firefighters, most of the fires are still zero percent contained.

The relief organizations on the front lines are already stretched thin, and they'll need all the resources they can get to provide families with food, water, shelter, clothing, and information as the fires spread.

My team has identified a group of nonprofits working to support the families and communities hardest hit by this tragedy. If you're able, please consider contributing now to make sure those families know our grassroots movement won't leave anyone behind in their hour of need.

The situation on the ground changes moment to moment. As it develops, I'll keep you informed about the containment efforts and ways we can support families and first responders.

Ron

Help Families with Wildfire Relief. Donate if you can.

Posted on September 11, 2020.

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