Wildfire relief donation site closed

Monday, September 14, 2020

The donation site for wildfire relief supplies at the Corvallis-Benton County Library has closed as of 5 p.m. on Monday, September 14, 2020. 

Benton County was overwhelmed by the gracious outpouring of donations from the community to aid and support wildfire evacuees. Within the first two days of the donation site being opened, the County had reached capacity on certain donated items such as pet food and hay. 

Moving forward, donations will be sorted, inventoried and transported to the Benton County Fairgrounds where a distribution site is open to all wildfire evacuees. Surplus donations will be sent to other Counties with an ongoing disaster response, and to relief organizations including Red Cross and United Way.