Helpful organizations

Firehouse 5 Foundation is collecting monetary donations at Ashland Fire Station 1, 455 Siskiyou Blvd., Ashland. Donations also can be mailed to the foundation at P.O. Box 1401, Talent, OR 97540. The Southern Oregon chapter of the American Red Cross is accepting monetary and other donations at and 60 Hawthorne St., Medford, OR 97504. It can be reached at 541-779-3773. Make checks out to the Southern Oregon chapter. The Ashland Community Emergency Response Team is accepting volunteers who are interested in helping with relief efforts. Call 541-552-2226 or visit CERT's website,, for updates on the need for volunteers and donations.