Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Hood River News and The Dalles Chronicle have joined forces for “Gorge Giving,” a new publication that is inserted in this edition.
Gorge Giving’s 60 pages provide a comprehensive guide to nonprofits of the Gorge and ways to help them. As publishers Joe Petshow of the News and Marilyn Roth of the Chronicle write in the guide’s page 3 welcome:
“Just as the Gorge appeals to people in many different ways, this book has information about a variety of nonprofits. One hope is that by reading about the work these organizations do for the betterment of our communities, people will be inspired to volunteer or become partners in some way in their nonprofit missions.
“Featured in this book are the efforts of numerous organizations whose financial and other support has fostered the Gorge’s giving spirit. They bolster health services, programs that benefit children, seniors, education and learning.”
From United Way and Helping Hands Against Violence to the Columbia Gorge Community College Foundation to Athletes 4 Cancer, the guide is chock-full of ideas. The goal for future editions will be to make it an all-encompassing resource for nonprofits and their supporters.
Newspapers such as ours view our role as a partner with nonprofits to help them spread the word about their works and their needs.
Gorge Giving is one more compendium in this mission, and we present it now in the season when people are mindful of giving. However, contained in each organization’s listing in Gorge Giving are programs and events throughout 2014.
The works and the needs go on.
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Lawnmower torches Arbor Vitae on Portland Drive
The riding lawn mower driven by Norma Cannon overheated and made contact with dry arbor vitae owned by Lee and Norma Curtis, sending more than a dozen of the tightly-packed trees up in flames. The mower, visible at far right, was totaled. No one was injured; neighbors first kept the fire at bay with garden hoses and Westside and Hood River Fire Departments responded and doused the fire before it reached any structures. Westside Fire chief Jim Trammell, in blue shirt, directs firefighters. The video was taken by Capt. Dave Smith of Hood River Fire Department. Enlarge