CARE, Inc. Surpasses Campaign Half-way Mark
Tillamook, OR January 26, 2018: CARE, Inc. recently announced the public launch of its “Home for CARE Campaign”. This ambitious $750,000 effort will provide the funds needed to assure CARE, Inc. can secure a permanent home to provide essential support services to the community. With 50% of the funds needed already committed, CARE is well on its way to purchasing its First Street location, creating long-term stability for the agency and the clients they serve.
Some of Tillamook’s leading companies, regional foundations and generous private donors are leading the effort. The Tillamook County Creamery Association has committed $75,000, Adventist Health has committed $25,000, The Oregon Community Foundation has given $50,000, Spirit Mountain Community Fund $50,000 and with other significant foundation and individual donations bringing the total given so far to over $450,000.
“The board of CARE, Inc. is grateful to the many dedicated community leaders and donors who are actively engaged in helping us achieve the ambitious $750,000 goal for the Home for CARE Campaign,” said Erin Skaar, executive director. “Momentum is building, with over 50% of the funds needed already committed. We are grateful to our generous lead donors, including The Tillamook County Creamery Association, Adventist Health, The Oregon Community Foundation, Spirit Mountain Community Fund and the many generous individual donors, for their transformative gifts. Their commitment to the well-being of the entire community through their support of CARE will assure we can be here for those who need us most, both now and in the future.”
“We supported this critical campaign for CARE because we know that they provide help and hope to some of Tillamook County’s most vulnerable residents,” said Sarah Beaubien of the Tillamook County Creamery Association. “As part of our Community Enrichment efforts to help build resilience in Tillamook, we are committed to working collaboratively in our communities to solve complex social issues. We know that CARE provides the critical support that helps people to get back on their feet and the resources to assure they can move ahead, not fall behind. When a family faces an unexpected financial crisis and are at risk of eviction, CARE is there for them. When a disabled veteran struggles to pay their heating bill, CARE is there. This makes a stronger, more stable community for all of us.”
To learn more about how you can help, please contact Erin Skaar at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 503-842-5261.
TILLAMOOK COUNTY - At around 12:31am Alaskan Time (1:31am PST) a 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck 175 miles SE of Kodiak in the Gulf of Alaska, prompting a tsunami warning for Alaska's southern coast and a tsunami watch for the West Coast and the Hawaii coast.
At 1:43am PST the National Tsunami Warning Center in Palmer, Alaska issued the first round of tsunami watches and warnings for the event. With text alerts from local authorities and NOAA Weather Radios blaring many coastal residents were jolted awake from California to Alaska. In Kodiak, residents were awaken by the wale of tsunami sirens and police officers on loud seekers telling them to head for higher ground. In Seaside, despite only being under a tsunami watch some resident headed for the hills taking refuge at Camp 18 on Highway 26 according to KGW. In Tillamook County, Local authorities activated the counties Emergency Operations Center (EOC) to begin preparing for an evacuation if it was need.
At around 4:20am PST National Tsunami Warning Center canceled the tsunami Watch for the West Coast and downgraded the tsunami warning to an advisory for the Alaskan Coast. At 5:13am PST the tsunamis advisory for the Alaskan Coast was cancelled and the tsunami threat was over.
There was no reports of damage from the earthquake or the tsunami in Kodiak and local officials are praising the residents of Kodiak for their orderly evacuation this morning.
This is a press release from the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office.
On January 22, 2018 around 1:09pm, a Marine Deputy from the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office and an OSP Fish and Game Trooper were conducting a routine marine patrol in the Crab Harbor section of Tillamook Bay when they encountered divers at a commercial clamming operation. One of the divers in the water was found to be in distress and struggling to remain afloat. Attempts to rescue the victim were made by officers on scene but were unsuccessful and the diver slipped below the surface.
A second diver with the clamming operation was able to locate the subject underwater and bring him to the surface after releasing his weight belt and other equipment. The officers were able to recover the adult male from the water who was unconscious and unresponsive. One of the officers on scene performed CPR on the victim as he was rushed by boat to the Port of Garibaldi docks to awaiting fire and rescue units.
Officers were able to resuscitate the victim while en route to medical units on shore and the male was conscious and alert upon arrival to the docks. The victim was subsequently transported to the Tillamook Regional Medical Center by ambulance for further treatment.
The identity of the adult victim was not immediately available and the incident is still under investigation according to Sheriff’s Office officials. Members of the Tillamook County Sheriff’s Office, Oregon State Police, Garibaldi Fire and Rescue, Tillamook Ambulance, Tillamook 911 and the United States Coast Guard assisted with the incident.
This is a press release from Oregon State Police.
On January 18, 2018 at approximately 11:20am the Oregon State Police responded to Depoe Bay for a report of a male that had been swept off the rocks near the sea wall in Depoe Bay. Witnesses reported the male went over the sea wall to look at the ocean and was then swept off the rocks.
Depoe Fire and Recscue, Lincoln County Sheriff's Office, and the United States Coast Guard responded to assist with the search. The Coast Guard helicopter from the Coast Guard Air Facility Newport responded to the area within ten minutes and the crew ,aboard a MH-65 Dolphin helicopter, is continuing the water search but the male has not been seen since.
People are urged to be aware of the sneaker waves, high water, debris pattern from ocean waves, and not to cross closed parking lots or parks that are closed due to the ocean conditions.
On January 18, 2018 at approximately 7:15pm, Oregon State Police was notified by the United States Coast Guard that they had terminated the search efforts in Depoe Bay for the male who was swept into the ocean. Due to the ocean temperature and surf conditions they do not anticipate resuming tomorrow.
The male has been identified as a 46 year old male who had been living in Newport but was from Mexico. At this time, he is presumed deceased. Next of kin is being completed by the Mexican Consulate and once that is completed his name will be release.
The following is a press release from the Oregon State Police.
On Thursday, January 11, 2018 at approximately 8:30pm Oregon State Police Troopers and emergency personnel responded to a report of a single vehicle crash on US Highway 101 near milepost 89.
Preliminary investigation revealed a silver 2005 BMW 325Ci, operated by Carl E. MATTHEWS, age 65, of Beaverton, was northbound on US Highway 101 when the vehicle left the roadway. The vehicle rolled through a brushy area east of the roadway and came to rest on its wheels, just off the highway facing southeast. MATTHEWS died at the scene as a result of injuries sustained during the crash.
US Highway 101 at the scene was partially closed for approximately 3.5 hours following the crash. OSP was assisted at the scene by the Tillamook County Sheriff's Office, Nestucca Fire and Rescue and the Tillamook County Medical Examiner.
Speed, alcohol use and marijuana use are being investigated as possible contributing factors for the crash.
This is a press release from the Oregon State Police.
On January 4, 2018, at approximately 4:30 AM, the Oregon State Police and Washington County Sheriff's office responded to a crash on Highway 26 near milepost 54 in Washington County. The initial report was that a vehicle hit approximately 11 elk.
The Oregon State Police Fish and Wildlife Division was contacted and responded to the scene. The Washington County Sheriff's Office is handling the crash and the Oregon State Police is working with the Oregon Department of Transportation in removing the elk.
There were 13 known elk hit by at least one, possibly more, vehicles. Approximately half of the elk were killed on scene and the others were put down for humanitarian reasons. Troopers are working to salvage the meat and distribute it to food banks and senior centers. Three of the elk will be taken to Astoria for distribution, 2 elk will be taken to Tillamook for distribution, and the remaining elk be distributed locally.
The operator of the Chevrolet Avalanche was not injured.