Communities respond to needs of 500 Oregon foster families, but more help is needed
The newly formed My NeighbOR emergency response system is connecting foster families and youths, who have specific requests, with goods and services donated by community members in their same ZIP code. In My NeighbOR’s first month, donors met the needs, or are in the process of meeting the needs, of 500 Oregon families and youths.
Ben Sand, CEO of Every Child’s parent company, The Contingent, said more than 1,200 families have donated specific items or gift cards through the emergency system.
“It’s just an incredible thing to watch families say I have that thing, I can donate, I can give, I’m willing to do whatever’s necessary to care for these families in my neighborhood,” he said.