Our Story

The Almeda and South Obenchain fires changed the face of Jackson County on September 8, 2020. More than 3,000 families and individuals suffered catastrophic damage to their residences and to their lives. The impact was swift and massive, and the eyes of the world were on us for a short time. While the immediate devastation is behind us, our community now faces a very different landscape full of challenges and opportunities.

The Jackson County Community Long-Term Recovery Group (JCC LTRG) was organized in the wake of these fires. The goal of the JCCLTRG is to secure and unite recovery resources with the community need in order to ensure that even the most vulnerable Survivors in the community recover from the disaster. While we cannot undo the disaster families and individuals have experienced, we desire to help them establish a new “normal” for their life. We serve Survivors regardless of age, race, creed, color, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability or religious preference.

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