Southern Oregon fire victims need our support.
CBI has a tradition of providing for others at Thanksgiving and during the winter holidays. This year we are unable to host our two usual events, the Thanksgiving Dinner for our neighbors at NW Towers and the Lift Urban Portland Community Christmas Dinner. Many of us will miss being a part of these celebrations; all of us can still make a difference.
Our Social Action Committee reports that, thanks to the generosity of our community, we have been able to support several organizations that are providing food and vital services to those affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.
Now we are asking for CBI to join with Temple Emek Shalom of Ashland to help the many Southern Oregon residents who have suffered devastating losses due to Almeda fire in September. The towns of Talent, Phoenix and Medford were especially hard hit by this catastrophe.
Please consider giving generously to an organization assisting fire victims, such as Rogue Food Unites (via United Way of Jackson County), Ashland Emergency Food Bank, or by sending a check payable to Jackson County School District #4 to
Phoenix-Talent School District Fire Relief Fund*
PO Box 937
Medford, OR 97501
And please help CBI to track our efforts.
If you donate please send an email with “Fire Relief” in the subject line and your name in message to:
(No need to include amount of donation).
*The Phoenix Talent Fire Relief Fund is organized by the Talent Phoenix School District where an estimated 50% of the student population has lost their homes. All contributions go directly to families.
Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic approximately 1 in 8 Oregonians were food insecure. For children the numbers were an alarming 1 in 5. Quoting congregant David Sarasohn, a long term voice calling for action against food insecurity, “There is an absolutely reliable treatment for hunger.” See his recent Oregonian opinion piece on the Oregon Food Bank.
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