Wildfire Relief Support

We're here to help. Short-term emergency loans now available.

As the devastating fires in the Pacific Northwest continue to spread, we remain here for you. Please contact us if you require immediate assistance. For more information about the wildfires, please visit the American Red Cross Cascades Region page covering Oregon/SW Washington.

Unitus is also providing supporting groups such as the Red Cross NW Oregon Chapter and the United Way of Mid-Willamette Valley.

How to get assistance


Loan Assistance

    • Short-term loan
      If you have been affected by the wildfires, a short-term emergency loan is available to you at zero percent for up to 12 months, with no payment for 90 days (certain restrictions may apply).
    • Skip your loan payment
      You can now skip your loan payment via uOnline for $30 for eligible loans. Using your smartphone with the Unitus mobile app, tap the ‘Skip Pay’ widget then follow the on-screen instructions.

Call Us

Reach out to our Consumer Lending team at 503-423-8770 for more information.

Apply Online

It’s easy and quick to apply right online. Here’s how to get started:

  1. Visit our Online Application, select ‘Personal Loans’ from the application menu, then click the ‘Select’ button next to ‘Personal Loan’.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions and provide the requested information.
  3. When prompted, select the loan purpose “Emergency Relief (Wildfires)” from the application’s dropdown.
FEMA Assistance

State and federal officials are encouraging Oregon residents affected by the wildfires and straight-line winds, which began on Sept. 7 and are continuing, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA as soon as possible.

FEMA’s Individual Assistance program for survivors has been made available in Clackamas, Douglas, Jackson, Klamath, Lane, Lincoln, Linn, and Marion counties.

Disaster assistance may include grants for temporary housing and home repairs, low-cost loans to cover uninsured property losses, and other programs to help individuals and business owners recover from the effects of the disaster.

·         Visit DisasterAssistance.gov

·         Calling 1-800-621-3362 (FEMA) or TTY 1-800-462-7585 for people with speech and hearing disabilities. If you use 711-Relay or Video Relay Services (VRS), call 1-800-621-3362. The toll-free telephone lines operate from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. PDT, seven days a week.

·         Via web-enabled phone or tablet at m.fema.gov.

Stay inside and still get your banking done

Our air quality has diminished due to the nearby wildfires, which can affect people’s health in a number of ways. If you prefer to stay home, our digital banking options make it easy for you to take care of what you need from the safety and comfort of home.

Here’s how you can access your accounts safely from home right now:

  • uOnline Mobile and Online banking
    • Deposit checks, transfer money, and access your accounts. Use our mobile app or login through your laptop or desktop
    • Login now or download the app for Apple or for Android
  • Unitus Virtual Branch
    • Video chat or live chat with us as if you were in a branch. Access through your phone, tablet, laptop, or desktop
    • Visit us now! Visit our Contact Us page, then click the “Let’s talk!” bubble in the bottom-right corner
  • Call Us
    • The original way to get things done. We are here to help in any way you need
    • Call us now at 503-227-5571

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