Supporting Wildfire Relief

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Thank You

Thank you to everyone who contributed to help support wildfire relief in Maui.

Together we raised $100,000 to support Maui United Way, who is helping families and nonprofits directly impacted.

Devastating Wildfires

The Hawaiian Island of Maui has been devastated by wildfires that claimed more than one hundred lives, destroyed property, and ravished thousands of acres of natural areas. Having adopted the nation’s most recent Bottle Bill, Hawaii is a “sister state” to Oregon in employing a deposit return system to reduce litter and improve recycling outcomes.

OBRC lent a hand to support efforts to assist those who have been impacted by devastating wildfires. Donations were directed to Maui United Way, which is working to provide immediate relief to families and nonprofits directly affected by the Maui fire disaster.

OBRC matched $25,000 of total donations received through August 31.

How You Can Help

Donations can be made online from your BottleDrop account to the OBRC Emergency Fund. Additionally, customers can donate containers directly to the OBRC Emergency Fund by bringing them to any BottleDrop Redemption Center and letting staff know that you would like to direct the donation to the emergency fund.

BottleDrop customers are incredibly generous, and we are proud to work with you to put bottles and cans to great use, supporting organizations making a big difference for communities across the state and beyond our borders.

OBRC also made a donation to the Oregon chapter of the Wildland Firefighter Foundation, which helps support injured firefighters, as well as families of firefighters killed in the line of duty.

At OBRC, we wanted to find a way to help those impacted by this tragedy. Oregon and Hawaii share a special connection through our Bottle Bills, and this effort will provide Oregonians with an opportunity to leverage the positive power of bottles and cans to help people in immediate need.

— Eric Chambers, Vice President of Strategy and Outreach at OBRC
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