ORCCA received the 89 pallets of blankets from Oregon Food Bank who has a relationship with the Department of Defense. It has been 2 years since the region has received these emergency blankets.
Through the South Coast Food Share, ORCCA was able to distribute the blankets to community partners all along the South Coast. Overall, 37 agencies all across the South Coast received emergency blankets for distribution, including agencies in Coos Bay, North Bend, Myrtle Point, Powers, Coquille, Bandon, Lakeside, Reedsport, Port Orford, Gold Beach, and Brookings. The blankets are great for urgent situations or for emergency preparation kits.
"ORCCA is very excited to be able to work with Oregon Food Bank and the Department of Defense to get these blankets again," says Mary Schoen-Clark, CEO of Oregon Coast Community Action. "Thanks to our many community partners, we can distribute to these blankets to those who need it most."
For information on which agencies in your area received the emergency blankets, please call the South Coast Food Share at (541) 888-7436.
Oregon Coast Community Action is a non-profit network of programs that help feed, house, warm and educate the communities of the South Coast. For more information, please call (541) 435-7080 or learn more at www.orcca.us.
Interviews Available: Becky Yaeger, South Coast Food Share
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