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Talent to Welcome Back Fire Survivors With Special Event

The City of Talent is poised to welcome fire survivors back to the community following the official opening of The Gateway Project this Saturday, October 30, 2021.

Talent’s leadership is excited to welcome its families back home to Talent. We look forward to seeing you at the event.

WHO: Agency representatives, invited guests, public officials, including Oregon State Representative Pam Marsh and Oregon State Senator Jeff Golden, and local media

WHAT: Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for The Gateway Project

WHEN: Saturday, October 30, 2021, 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. 

WHERE: 102 S Pacific Hwy, Talent, OR 97540

“A recently approved $75K from the Community Rebuilding Fund to the Talent Urban Renewal Agency will support The Gateway Project and the critical needs for over 600 children in survivor families who still need access to basic services and short-term transitional housing until permanent affordable housing becomes available,” said Melissa Freeman, Director of Strategic Projects, Oregon Community Foundation.

About The Gateway Project

To learn more about The Gateway Project, please visit:

About the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund

The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund launched in response to Oregon’s devastating 2020 wildfire season which forever changed many of Oregon’s vibrant rural communities. Recognizing equitable, inclusive and resiliency-based rebuilding is essential, the 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund centers the needs of Oregon’s vulnerable residents most impacted – including Latino/a/x, Tribal and rural community members. The Fund supports community-led rebuilding that engages residents in shaping the future of the diverse and dynamic places they call home. The 2020 Community Rebuilding Fund is led by Oregon Community Foundation, in partnership with Meyer Memorial Trust, The Ford Family Foundation and American Red Cross and in addition to each partner, is primarily funded through individual, corporate and foundation support. To learn more, please visit: Community Rebuilding Fund

About Oregon Community Foundation

Oregon Community Foundation puts donated money to work in Oregon – more than $100 million in grants and scholarships annually. Since 1973, OCF grantmaking, research, advocacy and community-advised solutions have helped individuals, families, businesses, and organizations create charitable funds to improve lives for all Oregonians. Impactful giving–time, talent, and resources from many generous Oregonians–creates measurable change. Throughout 2020, OCF responded quickly and urgently – distributing a record-setting $220 million in charitable dollars to more than 3,000 nonprofits throughout Oregon working to address urgent needs, stabilize communities and prepare for long-term recovery in Oregon. OCF donors responded to the magnitude of need, as reflected in a 44% increase in donor advised fund grantmaking from the previous year.

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