Long Term Recovery Group (LTRG)
The Lincoln County Community Long-Term Recovery Group (LC LTRG) was created in response to the 2020 Otis OR wildfires. Their goal is to be prepared to respond to any future disasters declared in Lincoln County. Visit Lcltrg.org for more information.
Supporting An Equitable And Inclusive Recovery That Brings Disaster Survivors Home
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.
LC LTRG's 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.
Long-Term Recovery Group (LTRG) - Upcoming Events
Free Furniture / Assorted Home Goods for Fire Survivors
- Date: Saturday - February 19 and February 26
- Time: 10 am to 3 pm
- Location: Habitat for Humanity ReStore - Lincoln City
- Free Furniture for Fire Survivors - Habitat for Humanity Furniture (PDF)
LTRG 101 Session - Free
- Date: Tuesday, March 1st
- Time: 4 to 5 pm
- Location: OCCC Lincoln City
- Catch the Wave - Winter 2022
- LTRG 101 - What Is a Long-Term Recovery Group - Class Open to the Public (PDF)
Needed Assistance, Volunteer Work, & Donations to Support LTRG
- Please note: The website is currently experiencing some technical issues. We are working on getting them resolved. The events will be added to the website as soon as possible)
- The NPS: VOAD video explains the general concept and function of a local group to support the community during our current recovery process and future emergencies.
How LTRG / COAD / VOAD Help Disaster Survivors
Give help to those that need it. Non-governmental organizations can help provide direct assistance to individuals and households in many more ways than the government can.
- One Stop Shop. Disaster survivors can go to one place to get help instead of calling around and becoming frustrated with the process. It also avoids duplication of benefits among groups.
- A Quickly Fixed Community is a Win! Helping a community recover from a disaster isn't just an emergency management problem-it's a community problem. Everyone can help! Find those in the community willing and able to work with volunteers and volunteer groups. It takes a lot of resources human and financial to support successful recovery the more resources available the better for the recovery for the survivor and the community.
National Incident Management System (NIMS) for Nonprofit Organizations
Nonprofit organizations (nonprofits), such as community-based, faith-based, or national organizations (e.g., National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, American Red Cross), play vital roles in incident management regardless of size or type of incident. Integrating with governmental incident management efforts, including planning, equipment, training, and preparedness exercises, will enable both governments and nonprofits to maximize their impact. The National Incident Management System (NIMS) supports this unity of effort and provides stakeholders across the whole community1 with the shared vocabulary, systems, and processes to work together to meet challenges beyond the capacity of any single jurisdiction or organization.
While implementing NIMS is not mandatory for nonfederal entities, adopting NIMS procedures and terminology supports the integration of separate organizations' activities and resources into a community's overarching incident management efforts and strengthens our national capability to manage any type of event or incident. Read the FEMA NIMS - Nonprofit Fact-Sheet - December 2020 (PDF) for more details.