When smoke from wildfires polluted the air quality in Oregon, Clackamas County took the initiative to open three air quality relief shelters for homeless people, according to KATU. When monitors hovered near 200, indicating very unhealthy air quality, churches in Oregon City, Canby, and Molalla opened their doors as shelters. About 20 people stayed overnight at Father’s Heart Ministry in Oregon City, while others found relief during the day there and at Zoar Lutheran Church in Canby and Molalla Hope Community Church. The churches also have served as shelters during extreme weather conditions.
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