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February 01, 2023
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Jackson County Calls for Volunteers and Household Items

Citizens Can Donate Time or Household Items to Help Serve Those Most Vulnerable in Our Community

Jackson County Calls for Volunteers and Household  Items

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

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


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