Since the beginning of the pandemic, millions of Americans worry about nearly empty refrigerators and barren cupboards for their children and themselves. In Lane County, the need for food security has greatly increased and those people without jobs and folks affected by the Holiday Farm Fire depend more on food pantries.
Please help by donating canned food – Peanut butter, tuna, canned stews, soup and chili are among the most needed foods.
Curbside drop off –Volunteers will be wearing masks, and we ask you to remain in your vehicle to help provide social distancing. Please pop the trunk or open the backseat door while we take your donation.
There is no better time to make a donation and impact someone’s life? That “someone” could be a loved one or friend. It’s the time of year when local blood supplies are dipping due to high patient demand. Don’t wait until a person close to you needs blood, act now by giving at a Pop-Up Donor Center near you.
All donations are by appointment only, please remember your mask. The one hour donation appointment is a safe and essential action to support local hospitals and patients. The pop-up centers are being conducted in accordance with social distancing guidelines. No walk-ins, guests, or people under age 16 are permitted onsite. All donors are required to wear masks during their appointment. Bloodworks has posted information addressing questions and concerns for blood donors at bloodworksnw.org/coronavirus.
Pop-Up Donor Center @ Eugene Friends Church 3495 West 18th Ave, Eugene January 21 – 22: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Pop-Up Donor Center @ Eugene Faith Center 1410 W. 13th Ave, Eugene January 25 – 26: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Lane Arts – Design Arts Apprenticeship program is accepting applications for Winter Term until this Friday, December 11th! Please share this with all Lane County middle and high schoolers (and their families) in your networks! Lane Arts is offering both virtual and in-person programs in both Eugene and Cottage Grove.
I’m writing from the Adams Community Group (PTA) at Adams Elementary. 2020 has been such a tough year, and we’re seeing more need among our school community than ever before. In response, we’ve organized a Winter Warmth Wishlist in order to provide extra warmth to Adams families. We thought our neighbors in the Southwest Hills might like to help out by donating NEW winter coats, hats, gloves, warm clothing, books, and gifts to families in our neighborhood.
Donations can be shipped directly to Adams Elementary (950 W 22nd Ave, Eugene, OR 97405) and should be scheduled to arrive by December 15. If you’re shopping locally (which we wholeheartedly endorse!), please email email@example.com to arrange for a contactless pickup. We’ll be making pickups on 12/16-18.
As wildfires continue to endanger homes throughout the west, this forum on Thursday evening is of special interest. Two speakers from the Eugene-Springfield Fire Department, and Tim Ingalsbee, a fire expert at the UO, will discuss the risks of fire in our wooded urban environment, and what we can do to reduce the hazard. This forum was initiated by the Friendly Area Neighbors and is supported by the Neighborhood Leaders Council for the benefit of neighbors citywide.
The event will run from (Thursday, October 29th) 7:00 – 9:00 PM
See the event flyer with more details on the speakers and topics.
Bloodworks NW provides 100% of the blood it collects to Lane County. Due to COVID-19, we have had to suspend all of our mobile drives (which makes up 60% of our blood collections). While we have established Pop-Up Donor Centers, we are not seeing the recovery of the 60% loss in blood collection. Additionally, hospital usage has increased by 20% during this time.
As our community embarks into the fall season, what the future holds is still unknown. The effects of the pandemic are still unfolding and our local hospitals are addressing many of our community’s needs – including the need for blood – during this busy season. Bloodworks is helping to meet the need by continuing to hold Pop-Up Donor Centers around our region through the end of the year. Help us maintain the health and stability of the local blood supply.
Every donation makes our community stronger, including those who need it most. Below are exciting Pop-Up Donor Centers in your area, where you can book your next appointment. Or, you can visit the Eugene Donor Center if that’s more convenient for you.
In November, voters will be asked to weigh in on four state ballot measures. Residents of several cities in Lane County will also be asked to approve 10 issues, primarily bond and levy measures. To help voters better understand these measures, the League of Women Voters of Lane County will hold a webinar on Sunday, October 11 at 2:00pm to impartially discuss them.
Fill Out the U.S. 2020 Census Before the September 30th Deadline Help Shape Our Future, Your Answers Matter & Impact the Community’s Funding Respond at:https://2020census.gov (It Takes a Few Minutes & is Anonymous)
Register to Vote with Your Current Address for the 2020 Election Vote Early so You’re Ballot is Counted Before the November 3rd, 8:00 PM Deadline
Use An Official Dropbox Location in Eugene If You’re Concerned About Mail Delivery Delays. Register to Vote at:https://sos.oregon.gov/voting/Pages/registration.aspx?lang=en