An influx of state funding will cover two years of shelter operations and the purchase of the former Capital Inn & Suites in Northeast Salem, which the Mid-Willamette Valley Community Action Agency bought on Wednesday.
Two Salem arts and culture organizations host one epic concert Saturday
No matter your preference in music, you’re likely to find something of interest in an unusual show on Saturday, March 11. The Salem Art Association and the Salem Multicultural Institute are combining efforts for one big program to help their finances.
12,000 napkins designed to raise disability awareness headed to Salem businesses
Shangri-La hopes to spark both conversation and action during Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. The Salem nonprofit is orchestrating delivery of napkins that carry advice.
Wildlife center supporting thousands of Oregon animals calls on community for help
Chintimini Wildlife Center takes in 2,000 wild animals a year, with about a third from the Salem area. However, they may have to reduce services if their financial situation doesn’t turn around soon.
Bridgeway Recovery Center’s annual Run for Recovery this weekend
The Sunday event will help support programs to increase understanding of mental health and addiction as Bridgeway prepares to expand its Salem campus.
Indigenous Salem farm lands grant for video storytelling project
Elderberry Wisdom Farm, a three-year-old Salem nonprofit, works to train Native Americans in agriculture, horticulture and ecology while preserving cultural traditions.
Ike Box gets a boost to help Salem kids
After about five years of fostering children, Mark Bulgin and his wife Tiffany welcomed a biological baby, Isaac in 1998. The child was born with a heart condition and lived just a few months. “Losing Isaac awakened a parental instinct in us,” Bulgin said. “Since that time, it’s expanded way[Read More…]
Salem-area food pantries continue to see climb in visits
Food pantries in and around Salem continued to see a sharp increase in visitors as residents content with inflation and high gas prices. It’s a change the Marion Polk Food Share first detected in March, though it was too early to determine if it was a trend at the time.[Read More…]