I’m sure everyone in the Klamath community is wanting to get out of the smoke this weekend. The Two Four Two Fire has been raging for over a week now, and we need to maintain the momentum of its progression. What can Klamath do to help? Fire Officials are asking that you please stay away from the fire zone unless you are an actual resident. If you MUST travel that way, please be aware of the current road closures and detours. Here is an update as of Friday, September 18th on the current road conditions:
If you wish to donate:
Klamath Food Bank: Drop off fresh produce and nonperishables at 3231 Maywood Dr., Klamath Falls, between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
Klamath Falls Gospel Mission: Drop off nonperishables, clothes, hygiene products and gift cards to local businesses at 1931 Mission Ave.
Grange Co-Op: Drop livestock feed, pet feed, water bowls and blankets off at 2525 Washburn Way, Klamath Falls between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
Klamath Farmers Online Marketplace: Customers can drop off nonperishables, diapers, baby formula, personal hygiene products, new or gently worn men’s, women’s and children’s clothing, cash, fuel cards, bottled water and grocery store gift cards at the pickup spot at the Herald & News building, 2701 Foothills Blvd., Klamath Falls, Thursday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.
American Red Cross, Klamath Falls Chapter: Donate to the national organization at www.redcross.org or by calling 1-800-HELP-NOW. Also, you can give to Red Cross through www.kfom.org
The Chiloquin Fire and Rescue are also taking donations. Our firefighters are always in need of non-perishable foods, water, Gatorade and personal hygiene products (baby wipes, Chapstick, etc.). Unfortunately, they will not accept home-cooked meals but they are always accepting quick snacks that are easy to pack like nuts, fruit, jerky, granola bars, chips, and so on. Their address is 156 S 2nd Ave., Chiloquin.
Another way to help is to donate to the wildland firefighter foundation. They are helping firefighters that have lost their homes, are injured and the families of fallen firefighters from all over. https://wffoundation.org/