The Santiam Canyon fires in 2020 destroyed more that 400,00 acres.

A team from World Renew is scheduled to visit Santiam Canyon over the next few weeks to conduct community-wide surveys to find the disaster related needs of Santiam Canyon residents who were impacted by the 2020 wildfires. This information is placed in a database, which will be maintained by the local Long Term Recovery Group. Case workers can also use the information to give assistance according to the needs of each client.

The World Renew team will visit Sanitam Canyon Monday, Nov. 15 to Friday, Nov. 19. This team of professionals has been providing ministry to survivors since 1972, with a proven track record of success. Through their efforts, thousands of houses have been rebuilt and millions of dollars have been raised to help people in need. 

World Renew is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that helps communities recover from disasters around the world. This mission of rebuilding comes in many forms, from work crews on site, to teams gathering data following the fire, flood, or other natural disaster.

Interviews will be held at:

• Idanha City Hall, 111 OR 22, 9:30 a.m.-4p.m. (closed Friday)

• Gates Community Church, 40070 Gates School Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m.,

• Stayton Community Center, 400 W. Virginia St., 9 a.m.-12 noon on Mondays, Nov. 8 and Nov. 15; 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on the other days,

• Anthony Hall, 11758 Sublimity Rd. S.E., 6-8 p.m. Nov. 16, and ThursdayNov. 18.

Sanitam Recovery manager Kevin Dial can be reached by email at [email protected] and by phone at 503-897-0701.Visit santiamrecovery.org for information.