Since September of last year, we've supported the relief effort to support the survivors of the devastating Beachie Creek and Lionshead Wildfires. To date, United Way has raised almost a million dollars to support long term recovery efforts in the Canyon and has facilitated the beginning structure of the Santiam Canyon Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG) – an organized effort of over 110 community partners, volunteers, social service providers, county, city and federal teams to help our friends rebuild and thrive. This model is structured with several committees that support the needs of survivors - such as the Volunteer Committee, Housing Committee, Construction Committee and more.
Moving forward, United Way will serve as the fiscal agent for this new nonprofit group. By doing so, our recovery efforts can qualify for additional funding through private agencies, state and federal groups and other national funding opportunities.
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