BAKER COUNTY – Baker County Farm Bureau President Jarrod Maxwell saw a need and is taking action. Later this week he will be leaving Baker City loaded up with supplies that he has been collecting to help those affected by wildfires in Western Oregon.
When asked about why he made the decision to take on this project his answer was simple, “When we were on fire in 2015, “we got a lot of support from across the state and country, so I wanted to see more happening to help them back out.”
Jarrod said once he got the idea to start collecting donations to take across the state, he called a friend of his and got the ball rolling along with the Oregon Farm Bureau.
Donations being gathering include gently used and new clothing, shoes, non-perishable food items, camping supplies for those who have lost their homes or have been displaced, or other supplies that would be helpful to those who have been displaced.
Current drop off locations includes D&B Supply in Baker City and Legacy Ford in La Grande. Jarrod plans to gather all donations and leave Baker City this Thursday, September 17, 2020 around noon.
Anyone who has questions can email Jarrod at firstname.lastname@example.org
According to the Oregon Farm Bureau, when Jarrod leaves on Thursday he will head west on I-84 to I-5 and then turn south until he reaches the Oregon State Fairgrounds. If anyone along that route is interested in contributing these sorts of goods, Jarrod would be happy to meet with you and gather your goods to take down with him.
Jarrod sends special thanks to everyone who has or plans to donate. D&B Supply in Baker City, Legacy Ford in La Grande for being drop off locations and thanks to Thomas Angus Ranch in Baker County for the use of a trailer to haul items.