Central Oregon– With the impacts of COVID-19, it is no surprise that nonprofit organizations like NeighborImpact have experienced an increased need for volunteers. NeighborImpact has been fortunate to witness the generosity of the Central Oregon community as volunteers step up to meet the increasing need. Even before the health crisis, however, NeighborImpact reported a significant increase in volunteering. During the 2019 calendar year, NeighborImpact engaged 1,722 volunteers for a total of 25,640 hours of volunteering,Read More >

Linda Hudson, a senior, lives on a fixed income. She struggled to pay her home’s high electricity bills and found it difficult to maintain a comfortable temperature in her home. “My power bill has always been horrendous from the day I moved in,” said Linda. Linda had her heat pump replaced after the original one stopped working, but was disappointed to find that the new pump did not help to reduce her energy bills. Additionally,Read More >

Central OR– School districts across the state scrambled to put plans in place after Governor Kate Brown’s March 23 order. The order mandates that schools provide emergency child care to essential emergency responders during the COVID-19 crisis, a task that many schools were unprepared for. For Crook County School District, NeighborImpact Child Care Resources proved an invaluable partner in making the order a reality in Crook County. “NeighborImpact Child Care Resources is working to connect ourRead More >