Siletz Tribe announces charitable contributions

Representatives of organizations which received charitable contributions from the Siletz Tribe pose together on Aug. 2. (Courtesy photo)

Quarterly donations total more than $325,000

LINCOLN COUNTY — The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund distributed a total of $325,626 to 65 organizations across the state, as well as in a few others, on Aug. 2.

Donations to organizations in Lincoln County this quarter came to $218,003 — two-thirds of total contributions. In communities spanning the whole county — from Otis and Neotsu to Yachats — contributions were made in support of arts, cultural activities, education, environmental and natural resource protection, health, historical preservation, alcohol and drug use prevention, public safety and housing.

In north county:

  • American Legion Auxilliary Post 116 received $3,000 to fund the Thanksgiving meal for veterans and the community Christmas party.
  • Business for Excellence in Youth received $7,000 to cover fuel, insurance and other costs to operate the van for the kids’ food program.
  • The Lincoln City Senior Center received $600 to fund the annual Thanksgiving luncheon.
  • Lincoln City Youth Cheerleading received $4,955 to purchase EZ Flex cheerleading mats for practices and performances.
  • The North Lincoln Hospital Foundation received $14,918 to purchase two patient lifts for emergency department exam rooms in the new hospital building.
  • The Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council received $630 to purchase two portable toilets for placement at Salmon River fishing access points.
  • The Siletz Studio at Taft received $4,700 to purchase a 3D printer and an FSK plastic shredder to reuse students’ 3D projects.
  • The Siletz Tribal Elders Council received $12,700 to pay for lodging and meals to attend the Gathering of Basketweavers.

In Newport:

  • The Food Share of Lincoln County received $11,000 to pay for food resources for the low-income emergency food distribution network.
  • The Lincoln County School District received $9,400 to purchase Makerspace furniture, Chromebooks and classroom equipment for Future Bound, a new alternative education program for middle school youth. The district also received $8,683 to purchase lockdown blackout shades for interior classroom door windows of Newport, Waldport and Toledo schools.
  • The Newport Elks Lodge received $10,000 for exterior siding repairs at the lodge.
  • The Newport Food Pantry received $2,000 to pay for food resources for Operation Snackpacks, a weekend food program for Newport-area school children.
  • The Newport Police Volunteers Association received $1,195 to purchase helmets for children participating in the bicycle safety program.
  • Northwest Coastal Housing received $12,500 to cover architect and land-use development fees in preparation for low-income and workforce housing expansion.
  • The Oregon Coast Community College Foundation received $48,000 to purchase VRTEX 360+, a dual-user virtual welding machine to expand the number of seats in the welding class for the Maritime Construction program.

In east county:

  • Altrusa Internation of Yaquina Bay received $3,000 to purchase Project School Bell emergency clothing, shoes, backpacks and more, to help students in Lincoln County schools.
  • The East County Community Partnership received $3,950 to purchase supplies and services to meet health, food, clothing and various educational needs for students.
  • Eddyville Charter School received $2,989 to purchase books, seat pockets, a rug, tables and chairs to update the learning environment of the first-grade classroom.
  • The Siletz Tribal Arts and Heritage Society received $25,000 for their museum capital building fund.
  • The Siletz Valley Early College Academy wrestling team received $5,600 to purchase singlets, warm-ups and OSAA-approved uniforms.
  • Siletz Valley Fire District received $2,400 to purchase two desktop computers as part of a data-based system upgrade to better meet security and fiscal compliance safeguards.
  • The Siletz Valley Friends of the Library received $766 to pay for their annual liability insurance premium which protects library volunteers.
  • The Siletz Valley Grange received $2,307 to install emergency exit signs and push bars on exit doors, and to replace the kitchen utility door.
  • Tenas Illahee Child Care Center received $7,462 to purchase disaster evacuation cribs and update age-appropriate toys and outdoor play equipment.
  • The Toledo Cemetery Association received $2,000 to replace the riding mower.
  • Toledo Junior/Senior High School received $876 to purchase two 3D printers and filament supplies to incorporate 3D printing into middle school STEM classes.
  • The Toledo Police Department received $3,900 to purchase three AEDs with cases for patrol cars and/or the police dispatch center.
  • The Yaquina River Museum of Art received $2,274 to pay for advertising for the annual Labor Day Art Walk.

In south county:

  • The Waldport Public Library received $2,200 to upgrade Internet services, replace five public use monitors and Userful computer server.
  • View The Future received $2,000 to purchase cables, decking and framing materials to construct suspension bridge on the Amanda Trail.

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