MEDFORD, OREGON — In an effort to assist our community during a time of need, the Jackson County EOC has been communicating with people who care for the needs of our most vulnerable citizens: the homeless and the elderly.
These providers have expressed an immediate need for volunteers to assist in a variety of ways, such as completing paperwork, delivering meals to seniors who are homebound, and others.
“This valley is full of good-hearted folks who are looking for ways to help in this crisis. If you’re interested in helping, we can provide a link to vital services that need your help,” says Steve Lambert, Jackson County EOC Operational Group Leader.
Those interested in volunteering can email Brooke Amposta at AmpostBA@JacksonCounty.org
In addition to volunteering manpower, people can donate a variety of supplies that they might already have in their house. Simple items that make a big difference include: clean used or new ice chests; plastic and paper grocery bags; clip boards; vinyl food preparation gloves in unopened boxes; zip lock baggies of any size in unopened boxes; packaged disposable cups with lids; Clorox wipes in unopened containers; new empty spray bottles; Lysol and Clorox disinfectant; new containers of other general household cleaning products; basic hygiene supplies such as body soap, toothpaste, brushes, shampoo and deodorant; laundry detergent; and new packaged pillows.
Until further notice, these items can be dropped off at the same location PPE items are donated: at the Jackson County Expo, between 7:00am and 10:00am, 7 days a week located at:
The Jackson County Expo
1 Peninger Road
Central Point, Oregon 97502
Enter at Gate 2 and follow the signs. Donations will be collected as you drive through, keeping everyone safe from contact.
If you have questions or need to coordinate a drop-off, please contact: Rob Holmbeck, Jackson County Expo, at (458) 225-4202 or email to HolbeRE@JacksonCounty.org.
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