FFLC continues to support communities ravaged by the Holiday Farm Fire.
Recently we visited Blue River and talked to Johnnie Lee Mayer who gave us a tour of the McKenzie School gym that now serves as a relief center. Pieces of cardboard protect the hardwood floors and tables are covered with clothing, shoes, pet supplies, bedding, housewares, children’s jackets, school supplies and baby things.
A little of everything, because some people lost everything. Sixteen eight-foot folding tables at the far end of the gym are covered with shelf-stable food provided by FFLC. Along one wall, refrigerators and freezers store perishable foods. “We opened the third week of September,” said Johnnie. “A third of our population was displaced by the fire. FOOD for Lane County helps a lot. There are 122 people who count on you weekly, so thank you for your donations. We really appreciate it.” FFLC trucks are delivering fresh, frozen and shelf-stable food to relief centers in Leaburg, Blue River and Rainbow – 31,486 pounds since September.