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Friday, March 27, 2020

Ken Humberston - A Community Comes Together

Ken Humberston
County Commissioner Ken Humberston shares the below helpful (and encouraging) information about what our community is doing to help one another.  These are but a handful of the cooperative efforts underway, and as Ken says, they reveal “the amazing hearts and generosity of the people and organizations of Clackamas County who are looking out for their fellow community members.”  We join Ken in saying, “Thank you for all you do!!”

  • The Clackamas Town Center is offering its parking lots to the county to use as staging areas, testing or temporary facilities.
  • The Monarch Hotel is offering rooms for people with hotel vouchers and is lowering its daily rate for people with these vouchers.
  • Retired nurses are contacting the county asking how they can help.
  • Community members have personally donated N95 masks.
  • School districts in Clackamas County responded quickly to provide meals to students during the closure. Five of the ten districts are even offering food during spring break, which is a huge help to families. 
  • The Emergency Operations Center reports donations of gloves, masks and gowns from the following school districts: Canby, Gladstone, Lake Oswego, Oregon City and West Linn-Wilsonville. The Center has also received donations of gloves from Willamette Valley Transport and SLR International Corp.
  • Our 4H members are volunteering to make masks and gowns for health professionals.
  • The Oregon Humane Society has agreed to donate 5,000 masks and 50 protective suits to protect the county’s front-line medical responders. The Humane Society heard about the request via a daily call from the county’s Emergency Operations Center and immediately stepped up.
  • And the Hamlet of Beavercreek is making 100 breakfasts and 100 lunches daily for children in need in their community. Residents are using their own funds to do this.