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Greater Douglas United Way Announces The Ford Family Foundation Pledges $10,000 to COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

Greater Douglas United Way announced today that The Ford Family Foundation pledged $10,000to Greater Douglas United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. The fund has beenestablished to help our local community with urgent needs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic.
100% of all funds raised will stay local and will go to provide support for our community’s organizations and individuals in need as a result of this pandemic.

The Ford Family Foundation supports the development of communities — from community capacity building to economic vitality…and once again they have stepped forward supporting our community in a time of need.

If you are interested in being a part of this effort, donations can be made online at www.gduway.org, checks can be mailed to our address at 702 SE Jackson St., Roseburg, OR 97470 or you can go to any Banner Bank branch in Douglas County to make a deposit directly. 100% of your gift will go to help people in need as a direct result of COVID-19. Greater Douglas
United Way will focus any funding on basic needs through local nonprofits for people affected by COVID-19.

All funds raised will be used to help those in need. Greater Douglas United Way will not charge any administrative expense on the fund. To date, GDUW has raised over $63,000 and has disbursed $25,000 to local member agencies.

Greater Douglas United Way is focused on helping make Douglas County a better and safer place to live, work and play by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good life.

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DENNY’S LAUNCH DRIVE-THRU GROCERY SERVICES

Article written by Kyle Bailey of KQEN.

https://kqennewsradio.com/2020/04/07/dennys-launch-drive-thru-grocery-services/

In the KQEN Business Spotlight:

5 Denny’s Restaurant’s in Oregon, including the Roseburg location, have set up drive-through grocery services in their parking lots in response to the COVID-19 situation.

A release from Denny’s said guests can place their orders online or from their vehicles, and servers will bring orders, fully packaged and ready to pick up. The new service allows customers to get the food and supplies they need without compromising social distancing protocols or having to enter high-contact spaces. The list of items available for purchase is linked with this story:  https://media.kget.com/nxsglobal/kerngoldenempire/feature_pages/Get-Local/Kern-County-Open/Dennys-Grocery-Menu.pdf. It includes staples like milk, eggs and produce.

The release said the locations will also be rolling out Home Meal Kits that include all the ingredients for a family meal with simple cooking and assembly instructions. The kits will be available for the rest of the month.

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Greater Douglas United Way Announces $10,000 from COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will be granted to The Salvation Army of Roseburg

 Greater Douglas United Way announced today that they granted $10,000 to The Salvation Army of Roseburg from their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. GDUW knows that The Salvation Army has seen an increase in requests for rental and utility assistance, fuel assistance and food box requests, so it was critical that they receive the much needed funds at this time. These extra funds will help meet the increase in requests that they are currently dealing with. 

Greater Douglas United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund has been established to help our local community with urgent needs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 100% of all funds raised will stay local and will go to provide support for our community’s organizations and individuals in need as a result of this pandemic. To date, over $50,000 has been raised and with the recent disbursement, $20,000 has been given out to the community. 

If you are interested in being a part of this fundraising effort, donations can be made online at www.gduway.org, checks can be mailed to our address at 702 SE Jackson St., Roseburg, OR 97470 or you can go to any Banner Bank branch in Douglas County to make a deposit directly. 100% of your gift will go to help people in need as a direct result of COVID-19. 

All funds raised will be used to help those in need. Greater Douglas United Way will not charge any administrative expense on the fund. Deposits can be made at any Banner Bank in Douglas County to the Greater Douglas United Way COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. 

Greater Douglas United Way is focused on helping make Douglas County a better and safer place to live, work and play by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good life. 

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Greater Douglas United Way Announces $10,000 from COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund will be granted to The Friendly Kitchen/Meals on Wheels of Roseburg

 Greater Douglas United Way announced today that they granted $10,000 to The Friendly Kitchen/Meals on Wheels of Roseburg from their COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. GDUW knows that Meals on Wheels have had to radically changed the way they provide services in our community, so it was critical that they receive the much needed funds at this time. These extra funds will help ease the burdens that they are currently dealing with. 

Greater Douglas United Way’s COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund has been established to help our local community with urgent needs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 100% of all funds raised will stay local and will go to provide support for our community’s organizations and individuals in need as a result of this pandemic. 

If you are interested in being a part of this fundraising effort, donations can be made online at www.gduway.org, checks can be mailed to our address at 702 SE Jackson St., Roseburg, OR 97470 or you can go to any Banner Bank branch in Douglas County to make a deposit directly. 100% of your gift will go to help people in need as a direct result of COVID-19. 

All funds raised will be used to help those in need. Greater Douglas United Way will not charge any administrative expense on the fund. Deposits can be made at any Banner Bank in Douglas County to the Greater Douglas United Way COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. 

Greater Douglas United Way is focused on helping make Douglas County a better and safer place to live, work and play by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good life. 

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Greater Douglas United Way Announces COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund

 Greater Douglas United Way announced today that a fund has been established to help our local community with urgent needs as a result of the COVID-19 Pandemic. 100% of all funds raised will stay local and will go to provide supports for our community’s organizations and individuals in need as a result of this pandemic. 

Donations can be made online at gduway.org, checks mailed to our address at 702 SE Jackson St., Roseburg, OR 97470 or you can go to any Banner Bank branch to make a deposit directly. 100% of your gift will go to help people in need as a direct result of COVID-19. 

Greater Douglas United Way will focus any funding on basic needs through local nonprofits for people affected by COVID-19. 

All funds raised will be used to help those in need. Greater Douglas United Way will not charge any administrative expense on the fund. Deposits can be made at any Banner Bank in Douglas County to the Greater Douglas United Way COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund. 

Greater Douglas United Way is focused on helping make Douglas County a better and safer place to live, work and play by focusing on education, income and health – the building blocks for a good life. 

For more information, please email us gduway@gduway.org. 

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United Community Action Network Food Bank

The UCAN Food Bank started offering the Cooking Matters program this year. Cooking Matters is a free, six week cooking course for low income adults to learn how to cook healthy and nutritious meals on a budget. Each week, participants receive a free bag of groceries to practice their newly learned skills. During one class’s debrief about the take-home bags, two of our participants (a mother and daughter) started laughing. When questioned, they said they didn’t realize the spice packs we provided (which included 2TBS of many spices including cinnamon, nutmeg, cumin, paprika, etc.) were for the entire course. They put ALL of the spices in the Barley Jambalaya. They laughed and laughed together when it happened and said it was a great bonding moment (and actually tasted okay). This is exactly what cooking and eating should be about, bringing families together over both successes and mistakes.

Here is Chris Van Dyke, one of our volunteer Chef Instructors. He is teaching participants at Phoenix School about knife skills and safety.

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The Salvation Army Roseburg

Through The Salvation Army’s emergency housing facilities, homeless shelters, transitional living centers, group homes, and family shelters, we provide over 10 million nights of lodging annually across the country. In addition to supplying shelter, beds, food, and basic hygiene resources to those in need, we help combat long-term homelessness by serving homeless adults, veterans, and children with holistic physical, emotional, and spiritual support. Visit salar.my/homelessness to learn more about our shelters and to help the homeless in your community.

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