February 14, 2020

Rallying to Support Communities Impacted by Flooding

Recent floods in northeastern Oregon damaged homes and infrastructure and left a wake of mud and debris. While residents assess the damage, Oregon Community Foundation is deploying $100,000 in grants to support the communities most impacted by flooding, and you can help, too. 

We have spoken with folks across the region and we want to highlight two organizations leading efforts in the areas of highest need. If you are interested in supporting these organizations, or others, please feel free to make a grant recommendation through your OCF fund or contact them directly.

Community Action Program of East Central Oregon (CAPECO) is working with the American Red Cross to provide aid to those devastated by the floods in Umatilla County and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, including helping folks access food and housing. Folks interested in providing financial support can do so through grants to CAPECO for 2020 flood relief.

Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation have appointed team members for recovery efforts. A flood coordination area has been established and they are focused on assessing flood damage, planning for recovery, and helping those with immediate needs. Donations can be made to Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation for Flood Relief and Recovery.