Making a Difference, One Day at a Time
We are a non-profit organization that supports our first responders, military, and citizens. We facilitate natural disaster services with our Disaster Task Force and Disaster Relief Units. We strive to enhance our local communities and thank our local heroes for everything they sacrifice.
Disaster Support Mission is to help communities in natural disasters which may include forest fires, floods, tornadoes and earthquakes. We help in providing data communication, laptops, cooking supplies, lighting, livestock needs, collection of donated goods and transportation of goods to those affected in a natural disaster. We help in fundraising, such as benefit dinners or raffles for those affected from the disasters. We fill the gaps. Our running joke is “We do everything that Red Cross doesn’t”. We work closely with them to make sure our services are not doubled up.
We have been serving our community since 2005. We have helped with a wide range of disasters from wildfires and floods throughout Eastern Oregon, Washington, and California to Hurricanes in Texas and Florida. In addition to catastrophic disasters, we also help with smaller community issues such as firewood shortages during harsh winters and most recently masks, food and resource needs created by the Covid-19 crisis.
How You Can Help
Our Disaster Relief Facebook page has the most recent events we are providing aid and relief for. Please follow our page for the most recent needs of people affected by natural disasters. We often find the biggest need in the Pacific NW is feed for livestock (both donation and transportation) and pet food, transport carriers, and leashes/leads.
Help Us Prepare!
We are always looking for people willing to donate their skills. You can volunteer to create sifting screens for victims of fires, create masks or blankets for families that have lost everything. That crocheted blanket that grandma made isn’t replaceable, but a new one is the closest 2nd best we can offer.
Your gift will help transport donations directly to the victims in dire need. It also will help pay for our Disaster Task Force to be ready and able to respond and save lives! We are also always accepting donations of cans and bottles to return in Oregon.
Horseshoe Mobile Market
We are providing a service to rural Oregon. We are currently covering Harney, Grant, and Malheur counties. We have a great selection of foods to choose from and we are adding new product and taking special orders. Please let us know how we can help in this time of crises!
In addition to providing a mobile grocery store, we are also partnered with local food banks. If you need a food box delivered we can help!
The EES Founders
Jeff Cotton- Oregon
Jeff Cotton is our director and has been since 2005. He helps run the Mobile Market that we call Horseshoe because of the shape of the county and the communities that it serves. This project was due to launch in the summer of 2020, but due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak, things have sped up rapidly. We are taking special orders on groceries, and deliver to the rural areas once a week. We have a lot of communities that are at least 50-90 miles from the grocery store. We are hoping this helps ranchers, farmers, and others affected by Covid-19.
Kevin Gleeson – New York
Kevin is our Vice President with a heart of gold like our other volunteers. In his spare time he travels to do escorts for funerals, parades. He designed the RGB Tahoe from the bottom up and uses our Tahoe to promote awareness for those killed in the line of duty.
Bob Paulsson works in the computer software industry and spends his spare time in this truck spreading awareness of fallen officers, and K-9s killed in the line of duty. He is raising money for items that departments need such as food, toys, harnesses, and other things that are not covered in local budgets.
Valerie O’Dai-EES Disaster Coordinator NW Region
Valerie is our NW Region disaster coordinator helping to make a difference either helping with disasters or preparing for the next big one. Valerie helps EES to organize fundraisers and donation transport efforts to ensure victims of natural disasters get everything they need when they need it. Feel free to call 541-663-6050 for more information.
Christian Michael Oakes-EES Disaster Task Force East Coast Region
Christian is the CEO of a computer network firm in Florida. He helps direct goods and services in the event of a disaster. He also drops everything when a disaster strikes to go help Search and Rescue! He has helped with Hurricane Harvey in Texas, Irma in South Florida, Maria in Puerto Rico, and Hurricane Micheal in Florida. Reach out to him if you would like on our Disaster Task Force Facebook Page.
Dustin Beers-Operation Harney County
Dustin works everyday to help families in our communities of Hines and Burns, and runs our Operation Christmas program to help families around Christmas time with their needs. He is a volunteer firefighter and so is his father. He has a heart of gold and will help just about anyone!
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We value locals helping locals! Anyone with a desire to strengthen their community is encouraged to submit a proposal to us. We would love to help you help your neighborhood!