Firefighters have made significant progress on many of the west coast wildfires in recent days.
The communities in southern Oregon were hard hit and are now starting the long recovery process. More than 2,350 residential structures were destroyed in the areas surrounding Medford, including six Boise Cascade associates.
“We are working closely with our six families who have completely lost their homes,” said R.J. Glover, region manager. “They have lost their shelter, belongings, but fortunately are safe.”
We know associates across the organization have been asking how they can help – the most urgent needs continue to be hot meals and shelter.
To help the southern Oregon communities where our associates live and work, we are partnering with a local community action agency named Access, which focuses on food, warmth, and shelter. Boise Cascade has a 30+ year history of supporting this organization. The Company will match donations up to $100,000.
Make a donation online and to help with tracking, please put “Boise Cascade match” in the field that reads “Please use my donation where it is needed most or I would like to support (specify program).”
“Natural disasters are not going away. As with recent hurricanes, we have been able to support the many needs of our associates on a local level,” said Chris Seymour, vice president, Wood Products Manufacturing. “It’s part of our culture to pull together to look out for each other.”