Red Cross offers $450 to confirmed fire victims; in Blue River Oct. 28

posted 30 days ago by JohnQMurray from Lane COAD Labels: financial wildfire assistance

What: Oregon Wildfire Immediate Assistance Event

When: 11am – 6pm Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Where: Takoda Restaurant, 91806 Mill Creek Road, Blue River, OR 97413

The Red Cross is providing $450 to households whose homes were confirmed to have been destroyed or sustained major damage from the recent wildfires in Oregon. To be eligible, households must meet all of the following requirements:

• Applicant’s pre-disaster primary residence is located in a confirmed disaster-impacted geographic area.

• Applicant is the head of household and is not listed as a household member on any other Red Cross assistance application.

• Applicant’s primary residence suffered major damage or was destroyed, as verified by Red Cross or another official agency.

Major damage is indicated by significant structural damage to a residence that requires extensive repairs. This may include substantial failure of the roof, walls or foundation. A residence that is destroyed is one that is a total loss or with damage so extensive that repair is not feasible.

• Applicant’s identity and proof of residence details can be verified.

Enrollment

Eligible households may also apply over the phone by calling 800-RED-CROSS and selecting option 4. Due to the number of people impacted by the fires, callers may experience long wait times. Additionally, eligible households may apply at RedCross.org/apply.

After a household’s application is approved, Red Cross immediate financial assistance will be delivered through one of several electronic funds transfer (EFT) methods including PayPal, MasterCard Send, Zelle or Wal-Mart Direct2Cash.


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