Todd Helman gives a hug to Shangri-La employee Ruth Walton prior to playing a game during Shangri-La's accessible egg hunt drive-thru event on Saturday, April 3. (Amanda Loman/Salem Reporter)
OnPoint Community Credit Union announced Tuesday it will donate $15,000 to Shangri-La.
The Salem-based nonprofit supports people with disabilities and families with disadvantages, according to its website.
Ashley Erb, director of community engagement for Shangri-La Salem, said the organization will likely split the funds between two projects.
Some of the money will go to its Housing Assistance Program, which provides permanent, supportive housing assistance to Marion and Polk county residents experiencing chronic homelessness, Erb said. The program serves around 30 households on average.
She said Shangri-La staff will also use the money to help open a residential treatment home, which they have been working on for the past year, in early 2022. The home would provide a safe and stable environment for people with complex mental illness for long-term recovery, a Shangri-La information sheet said.
OnPoint has donated $2.2 million in 2021 to over 277 nonprofits in Oregon and Southwest Washington, according to a Tuesday news release.