We are proud to call Roseburg, Oregon our hometown. October 1st, 2015 will forever be a day of great sadness for our small community. Since that fateful Fall day, we have shared in the profound sadness with our family, friends and neighbors as we try to make sense of the horrific events at UCC. First and foremost, please take a moment and continue to pray for and honor the victims and their families, praise our local heroes, thank our first responders and keep our entire community in your thoughts as we heal our hearts, minds and souls.
UCC STRONG INFORMATION:
The UCC STRONG FUND was created to meet the needs of those in our community who are affected directly or indirectly by the events of October 1st. Those needs could be as profound as a hospital bill or as overlooked as travel expenses.
UCC STRONG WEBSITE & CONTACT PHONE:
A wonderful website was created to help those affected by the UCC Shooting. On www.uccstrong.com, you’ll find the information you need about the UCC STRONG FUND, how to donate, who is on the committee, access to community resources, health and mental health connections, faith services and what you can do to help. If you have questions not answered on the website, you can call (541) 643-9462.
Whether today, tomorrow, or years down the road, no administrative costs will be drawn from the fund. Ever. All donations are tax deductible and will go toward the UCC STRONG FUND to help address the unmet needs of the shooting victims, their families, and those affected by the tragedy at Umpqua Community College on October 1st. We strongly recommend that donors cast a careful eye when considering other funds, as some are not based at charitable organizations and might apply high administrative fees.
SEEK AND REFER PEOPLE TO GET THE MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT THEY NEED!
People grieve and deal with life’s issues in various different ways. It is important to get help and help others to seek guidance during struggling times. The UCC STRONG website has a list of resources for those needing support. Click on the link here for contact information: UCC STRONG Health & Faith Services.
BE A BLOOD DONOR
There is always a need for donated blood in every community. Donate when and if you can. For more information contact your local Red Cross office or log onto their website at: Red Cross Blood Drive
WE ARE UCC STRONG! WE ARE ROSEBURG STRONG!
It has been quite journey for our community as we work together in the healing process and we appreciate your support. It is moments like this when you see what community truly means, and the outpouring of support from around the country means so much to all of us here in Roseburg. We will continue to stay in touch with local officials and leaders to see how we can help in the weeks and months ahead.