541-773-5339, 60 Hawthorne Street, Medford OR 97504 office@unitedwayofjacksoncounty.org

Today was a bit calmer and we had the privilege of helping a man get back to his wife in Salem.  More on that in a moment…

We have raised $379,468 and we have spent $334,774 on 922 families/individuals and we’ve given grants to organizations to help others through 40 different groups.  Here’s the breakdown:

Housing180,159
Utilities55,181
Unhoused — Hotel Nights18,457
Nonprofit Capacity17,470
Childcare16,600
Transportation9,206
Mental Health8,300
Medical5,762
Food4,743
Insurance4,505
Credit3,201
Transitional Housing3,000
Supplies1,572
Tuition1,454
Cremation1,000
DV Exit1,000
Fees786
Storage544
Technology440
Crib327
Uniforms237
Prescriptions232
Business License200
Property Taxes136
Drivers License120
DNA Test100
Birth Certificate43
334,774

A man dropped by today and said an officer referred him here for help.  He was quite lost.  He has “a bit of dementia” as he shared and he ended up here somehow.  He’s been here a week and he realized he needs to get back to Salem and his wife Debi.  He asked if I’d call her to verify he was telling the truth and say he’d be on his way soon.  We bought him a one-way bus ticket to Salem for $64.99 and when I called his wife, she cried and cried.  I did too.  You might too and we can thank an anonymous MPD office who felt like we could help.  He’s on his way to Salem now and gets there at 7:40 pm.  Feels good to do good!

Onward,