Cascade Relief Team
February 11, 2021 | View PDF
On Friday, February. 19th, a volunteer cleanup effort will begin in Blue River to help people who lost their homes in the Holiday Farm Fire. The work will replicate successful volunteer cleanup efforts that the Cascade Relief Team helped start in Otis Orgon.
Volunteers are needed with heavy equipment and chain saws, as well as boots on the ground for helping bag and sift ash.
The work will involve cutting and removing several tons of steel and a high amount of green waste that has been burned. Fire waste will be properly bagged for legal disposal.
The operation will continue through the weekend and again on future dates as long as resources are available. Although all labor and most of the meals are being donated, there are out-of-pocket expenses, such as equipment rentals and dump fees. Proper disposal of asbestos-positive ash can cost more than a thousand dollars per bin.
Organizers are encouraging community members to get involved whatever way they can - from donating, volunteering or a combination of both.
The Cascade Relief Team is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people and animals who have been victims of a natural disaster. For more information: [email protected] or http://www.CascadeRelief.Org.