Friday, Sept. 11: The Upper Valley Community Yard Sale, scheduled on Sept. 12 from 8-11 a.m. at the Red Barn Park in downtown Parkdale, has been canceled due to air quality concerns.
However, organizers will still be collecting water and supplies for Warm Springs. Drop off donations at the Old Parkdale Inn Bed and Breakfast, 4932 Baseline Drive, Mt. Hood-Parkdale.
There is still a great need for 5 gallon water jugs, to be used for washing and cooking, 1 gallon water jugs, hand sanitizer, hand soap, hygiene products, non-perishable foods and cash donations.
“As they work to repair the failing infrastructure in Warm Springs and tend to their more than 200 members down with COVID-19, and fight the fires surrounding the reservation, the need is still great for the Confederated Tribes of Warm Springs,” Pelligrini said.
About 40 households are still without running water so daily deliveries of food, water and essentials go to them and those quarantined due to COVID-19. They’re trying to get at least a 45-day supply of water stockpiled for when the water is shut down soon for some permanent repairs.
"We’re reaching out to our local groceries and growers to see if we can purchase cases of non-perishable food items, fruits and produce, at cost, with the cash donations we have collected. Last week, we purchased 15 $25 Safeway Gift Cards to be used in Madras for perishables, fresh produce and baby supplies," Pelligrini said.
Growers or grocers who would like to donate can email Pellegrini at email@example.com.