Pacific Power Donates to Several Valley Organizations

Throughout the Rogue Valley, the safety and wellness of the community often begin with some of the hardest-working organizations, those focused on delivering services and programs that offer accessible food and housing, healthcare and mental health support, as well as disaster relief and public safety programs. Their work supports the region’s most vulnerable communities, many of which have been disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As part of its quarterly grant-giving, the Pacific Power Foundation, a nonprofit arm of Pacific Power, has announced $314,952 in new funding to directly support community organizations across the three states it serves. These safety and wellness grants are one of four grant cycles offered by the foundation year after year.

“We’re proud to collaborate with our communities to build a strong, resilient future together,” said Christina Medina, regional business manager, southern Oregon. “These organizations are our local heroes – working tirelessly to deliver safety, health and wellness programs to neighbors in our communities, and we’re honored to support their work.”

The following nine grants were given to local Rogue Valley organizations:

  • ACCESS to help provide essential durable medical equipment to Jackson County’s most socioeconomically and medically vulnerable citizens.
  • Asante Foundation for infusion chairs to support patients undergoing treatment, for up to nine hours at a time, through Asante’s Regional Cancer Institute.
  • Grants Pass Family YMCA for equipment for the YMCA’s weight loss program that helps hundreds of community members improve their health.
  • Josephine County Foundation to support Project SAFE (Students Acquiring Firefighter Equipment), a student-run program that supports mostly volunteer, rural fire departments with critical fire, medical and rescue equipment so they are better prepared to respond to wildfires. This year’s focus is on the Jacksonville fire station rebuild.
  • Kairos Northwest for a roof replacement on the building that houses the Jackson Services team so they can safely provide outpatient, treatment foster care and psychiatric services to underserved youth.
  • La Clinica del Valle Family Health Care Center to support the only mobile health care in the area, which can deploy quickly, go where services are needed most, and has played a critical role in responding during COVID-19 and regional wildfires.
  • Remake Talent to support efforts to incorporate best equity practices to improve the Zone Captains program, which recruits wildfire survivors to advocate for a designated zone or demographic group within a fire-affected community.
  • Rogue Community Health for equipment and outreach to improve the accessibility of pediatric vision screening to connect with children in a broader range of ages, languages and abilities.
  • Wilderness Trails for camper scholarships to serve boys and girls ages 8-17 throughout southern Oregon, including youth in the foster care system.

Courtesy of Pacific Power

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