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Coordinating & Supporting

Our Mission

The Lincoln County Long Term Recovery Group (LC LTRG) coordinates resources and services to support the resilience of local residents impacted by disaster.

The wildfires in Otis OR that began in mid September 2020 changed the face of Lincoln County forever. The Echo Mountain Complex Fire burned 300 homes and left more than 1,200 people homeless. The impact of this disaster was unexpected and substantial, and publicity around the event was short-lived. While the fires are now behind us, there are many more challenges and obstacles that stand in our way.

Our goal is to establish recovery resources for every affected member of this community and we will leave no stone unturned until every fire survivor can rebuild their life and return home. Though we cannot undo the disaster families and individuals have experienced, we hope 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.

Our Priorities

The LC LTRG uses the following guidelines to determine the priorities and the actions and decisions of the LC LTRG. Primarily, it is focused on Individuals and families who need assistance to maintain or obtain safe, sanitary and secure housing, including:

  • Individuals and families who are not served, or who are underserved, by other existing aid programs, including those who are ineligible for Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).
  • Individuals and families who are experiencing economic hardship in pursuing a plan for recovery.
  • Individuals and families who are isolated or have difficulty accessing services.
  • Individuals and families who have begun the recovery process but have encountered a setback and need assistance with their continued recovery.
  • Individuals and families who need assistance in order to prevent deterioration in their continued recovery.
Our teams are ready to help.

LTRG Committees

Our Partners

As we continue to grow and serve our community, we’ve worked with a variety of organizations focused on resilience and recovery work in Lincoln County. 

The following organizations are a few of the partners collaborating to serve Lincoln County residents impacted by the 2020 wildfires:

Atonement Lutheran Church

Calvary Church of Lincoln City

Catholic Charities of Oregon

Cascade Relief Team

Community Services Consortium

Echo Mountain Fire Relief Fund

Habitat for Humanity of Lincoln County

Landscaping with Love

Legal Aid Services of Oregon (LASO)

Lincoln County Commissioners

Lincoln County School District – Otis Strong Tigers

Lincoln County Emergency Management

Oregon Department of Human Services – OREM

Oregon Housing & Community Services

Oregon Department of Emergency Management

Oregon State University – Extension

Salmon River Grange

Team Rubicon

United Way of Linn, Benton, & Lincoln County

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