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Oregonians may have gone through tough economic times recently, but that didn't seem to stop them from always finding a little something more to help their neighbors in need.

 

Joan Vallejo with the Oregon Community Foundation says their recent report shows that Oregon ranks in the top 20 states for giving.  "Oregon usually ranks fairly high compared to other states, even to our sister states north and south of here. Per capita giving is higher than average. During the recession, it was interesting to see that some of the big contributions went down, but more people were giving. So they gave what they could, more people stepped up to the plate."

 

Vallejo says even with a national disaster, Oregon residents are quick to respond and help wherever the problem is.

 

She says education non-profits usually get the largest donations; but health and human services and animal welfare is not far behind.

 

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Jones Road, full road closure between Bennington Lane and NE Butler Market Road. May 18 – August 18, local access only.
 

 

Orion Drive closed in two locations for sewer work; at the intersection with Avery Lane and between Desert Woods Drive and King Hezekiah Way.  From July 11 to Sept. 6. Detours marked.

 

Valhalla Sewer Relocation Project, Mt. Washington Drive at Shevlin Park Road intersection and North to Regency Street. Nighttime closures with detours marked during roundabout construction. Daytime closures for construction towards Regency Street.    7 p.m. – 7 a.m., July 11 – November.

 
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