Updated: For employees affected by the fires, help is here
More than 100 Asante employees lost their homes in the wildfires that burned through Ashland, Talent and Phoenix. Since then, leaders and employees have worked around the clock to pull together resources to help these and other employees affected by the fires. Here is a preliminary list, with more added daily:
- This step-by-step guide offers a list of all the things to consider (and what to do) when you’ve lost a home to fire.
- Learn Steps to Take After the Oregon Fires, a resource from Reliant Behavioral Health
- Apply for up to $1,000 in financial assistance through Asante Foundation.
- United Way is offering help. Contact Dee Ann Everson at (541) 601-1685.
- Southern Oregon Fire Relief is offering financial help to those whose homes were destroyed.
- Asante employees are offering temporary housing through the Asante Fire Assistance SharePoint site.
- Jackson County has a list of local shelters.
- Access is offering to match employees needing shelter with those who have rooms to share.
Clothing, toiletries and supplies
- Smullin Center has been converted to a shelter and collection site for donated clothing, personal items and more. Drop by between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m. daily or email [email protected] with a list of needs and a volunteer will get them ready for you to pick up.
- The Asante Employee Food Pantry offers nonperishable foods and accepts donations. Email or call (541) 789-5875.
- Asante employees have set up a Meal Train website that matches employees needing meals with those volunteering to cook for them.
- Jackson County has a list of organizations offering free meals.
Free legal help
- MetLife Legal Plans is offering Asante employees affected by the fires free legal services, including reviewing complex documents, insurance claims and more. Call (800) 821-6400 and identify yourself as an Asante employee who is participating in the disaster relief program. You’ll need to provide your employee ID or the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Emotional, life support
- Employee Assistance Program offers counseling. Call (866) 750-1327 or visit myRBH.com.
- Reliant Behavioral Health offers a toolkit for fire victims, from online legal forms to finding child care and more.
If you want to give
- Employees can donate to the Asante Foundation’s employee relief fund online or via payroll deduction. The form is available on the Foundation’s website and myAsanteNET.
- The community is also invited to help support employees through the AsanteForward Wildfire Compassion Fund. Anyone can donate online.
- Note: Asante is closing the Smullin Center to donations on Sept. 27.