Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Country Financial recently donated $1,000 to Hope Unlimited in honor of Keith Howell of Hood River.
Steve Denault, Country executive vice president of corporate services, said “Country was founded on the principle of people helping people. Keith’s volunteerism is an inspiring example of how our people work to strengthen their communities.”
Howell was honored with the organization’s Community Service Award, a distinction created to recognize volunteers who go above and beyond in their volunteer activities. Hope Unlimited provides weekend camps called Teen Reach Adventure Camps for abused, abandoned and neglected teens ages 12-15.
For the past five years Howell has been an assistant director at his local camp in Hood River. He spends hours training new staff, setting up the camp and working hands-on with the children. He works to see that foster kids recover from abuse, abandonment and neglect as they grow.
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I Can't Keep Quiet singers at "Citizen Town Hall"
‘I can’t keep quiet,’ sing members of an impromptu choir in front of Hood River Middle School Saturday prior to the citizen town hall for questions to Rep. Greg Walden. The song addresses female empowerment generally and sexual violence implicitly, and gained prominence during the International Women’s Day events in January. The singers braved a sudden squall to finish their song and about 220 people gathered in HRMS auditorium, which will be the scene of the April 12 town hall with Rep. Greg Walden, at 3 p.m. Enlarge