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Bend Walmart gives to DCSO, groups in need

By KTVZ.COM news sources
Published On: Mar 25 2013 03:16:02 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 25 2013 03:16:33 PM CDT

During the months of February and March, the Bend Walmart Supercenter donated over 20 pallets of brand new unsold merchandise to the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office for distribution to local community organizations. 

The over $20,000 worth of donated boxes of product included shoes, clothing, hats, gloves, puzzles, games, and toys.  The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office disbursed the boxes of items to over 25 not-for-profit organizations that help less fortunate citizens in the Deschutes County area.

Community organizations who received items:

  • Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office Central Oregon Partnerships for Youth (COPY)      
  • Deschutes County Home Health Programs
  • Grandma’s House
  • Angel’s Wing
  • The Bethlehem Inn
  • Bend/La Pine School District Family Access Network Advocates (FAN)
  • Redmond School District Family Access Network Advocates (FAN)
  • The Head Start Program
  • Neighbor Impact
  • La Pine Community Kitchen
  • Bend Community Center
  • Saving Grace
  • KIDS Center
  • Central Oregon Council on Aging (COCOA)
  • Nancy’s House
  • Central Oregon Veteran’s Outreach (COVO)
  • Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office Victim’s Assistance
  • Toys for Tots
  • Operation Elf Box
  • Terrebonne Boys and Girls Club
  • The Loft
  • Icon City
  • The Salvation Army
  • Shepard’s House
  • Jericho Road

 

“The Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office was proud to provide an outreach program to over 25 local organizations of merchandise donated from Walmart.  We were able to provide items to hundreds of families throughout Deschutes County.  Community Programs are a very important part of our mission at the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office.”                                                   Sheriff Larry Blanton, Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office

  • “I have already been able to watch two boys smile from ear-to-ear when I handed them some new shoes!”                                                                                                                                                                         Erin Brown, Bend/La Pine School District FAN Advocate

 

  • “Recently the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office assisted our District Attorney’s Victims’ Assistance Program by providing this program with much needed new clothing items that had been donated by Walmart.  We were very much in need of children’s clothing/shoes and other items.  Now we have some wonderful outfits for children who are in urgent need as a result of a crime or emergency!  We are truly grateful to DCSO and Walmart for the opportunity to access those items!”                                                                                                                                           Diane Stecher, Victims’ Assistance Program Director, Deschutes County District Attorney’s Office

 

  • “The generosity and coordination from the Deschutes County Sheriff’s Office allowed me an opportunity to provide new clothes and shoes to 11 homeless families!  That is 29 kids and adults with new, clean clothes.”  Amy Martin, Housing Advocate Coordinator, Neighbor Impact

 

  • “Oregon has always prided itself on the strength of its individuals and their determination to build strong, caring communities. In these challenging times, it is encouraging to see how many individuals and institutions support our friends and neighbors.

 

Jericho Road wishes to thank the Deschutes County Sheriff's Office for their continued support and encouragement. Their generosity has yet again been shared with the children of our area through the donation of clothes, shoes, hats and gloves.

 

Since Jericho Road is directly involved with supporting children of all ages with hot meals, weekend food bags and supplies, these items will be especially appreciated. Thank you again, Deschutes County Sheriff's Office. Your caring and sharing shows a depth of compassion and professionalism that should serve as an example to others.”                                                                                                                                               Don Senecal, Jericho Road

 

  • “I was born and raised in Bend and have seen many, many changes!  But the one thing that hasn’t changed is the giving spirit of the Central Oregonians.”                                                                                 Susie Fagen-Wirges, Central Oregon Toys for Tots

 

  • “I think it goes back to childhood.  As children, we all looked under the Christmas tree with so much excitement.  You want that for every kid.”                                                                                                        Mark Wirges Sr., USMC, Central Oregon Toys for Tots

                                                                                                                     

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