Saturday, March 15, 2014
Hood River Valley High School is supporting the 17th annual Community Work Day Thursday, May 1. Though the event is more than a month away, businesses and other sponsors, as well as potential recipients, may sign up any time.
Community Work Day is an opportunity for students from HRVHS to partner with local business owners or individuals for five hours to do work for the business/individual. For five hours of a student’s time, the business/individual pledges a $50 donation to HRVHS/CWD. All money raised by the students for is donated to local nonprofit(s).
Local nonprofit organizations are invited to present to a student panel on April 17 at 1:45 p.m. The purpose is to familiarize the students with the organization. Students will vote to decide which and how much money the organization(s) receives. Past Community Work Day events have generated upwards of $20,000; this money is donated to local nonprofit organizations.
If your organization is interested in presenting or if you are interested in sponsoring a student (or multiple students), contact Wendy Herman by April 15 at 541-387-5034, ext. 1, or email@example.com.
Payments by check are preferred; make payable to HRVHS/CWD (include the student’s name in the memo line). Payment should be given to the student(s), who are to turn their payment in to the school’s SUMMIT Career Center on May 2.
Payments may be mailed to HRVHS/CWD, 1220 Indian Creek Road, Hood River, OR 97031 if the individual/business prefers. All donations are tax-deductible.
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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