Press Room

In this time of dire changes, Curry Health Foundation is of vital importance. We are the only Health Foundation in Curry County and this is a health crisis. CHF is focused now to find funding for supporting those organizations that will be pushed to the limits of their capacity, absorbing the fallout from this pandemic. Not only hospital and first responders, but those who take care of abused youth and families; it is a documented fact that domestic violence increases during recessionary times and now these at-risk families are further stressed by being sequestered together, the children cannot even escape to go to school if there is abuse at home.

Curry Health Foundation plans is responding to this crisis as follows:

  1. We recognize that this crisis affects vulnerable families in which providers have lost jobs and that domestic violence will be on the rise. Curry county is one of the poorest counties and abusers will be in constant contact with families as they sequester.
  2. Grant funds must be found now that the fundraiser has been canceled to support local organizations as the pandemic progresses. Funding will be provided through instant grant response on an emergency, as-needed basis.
  3. Some organizations have small or entirely volunteer staff that may also be impacted by the virus or may not have the time or expertise to write their own grants. As they respond, we must provide help.
  4. As the only foundation in Curry County dedicated solely to health, we must be flexible and proactive during this crisis to serve our most at-risk populations.

Please donate now to help fund the needs of our first responders, care-giving nonprofits and hospital as this crisis unfolds. If you wish to designate where or how your gift is used, please let the foundation know and your wishes shall be respected.

Send help now to Curry Health Foundation, P.O. Box 1274, Gold Beach 97444.  All donations are tax-deductible.

Thank you and please stay safe.

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Agness  Agness Illahe Rural Fire Protection District $4,000 toward the purchase of MONITOR VI TWO-TONE PAGER and LIFEPAC AED. Julie Scherbarth accepting the grant. 
 CASA  CASA OF CURRY COUNTY $4,000 toward client ASSESMENT AND COUNSELING. Mona Chandler accepting the grant.
 Cedar Valley  Cedar Valley Fire Department $2,807.98 to be used toward 2 AEDs. Wade Hooey accepting the grant.
 GB fire dept less pixels Gold Beach Fire Department $3776.90 be used for ITEMS TO COMPLETE 4 MASS CASUALTY/ACTIVE SHOOTER RESPONSE BAGS. Tyson Krieger accepting the grant.
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CHD Cardiac Department $4,000 towards the purchase of an ELLIPTICAL CROSS TRAINER and a LIFESPAN UPRIGHT BIKE.

CHD Laboratory Services $1,499 for a PHLEBOTOMY CHAIR.

CHD Pulmonary Department $2,500 towards the purchase of a PHYSIOCYCLE UPRIGHT BIKE and a NONIN 3150SK Starter kit. Virginia Williams, CHN CEO accepting the grant.

PO Police less pixels Port Orford Police Department $886 to be used to purchase FIRST RESPONDER MEDICAL KITS. Officer Michael Brace accepting the grant.
Search and Rescue less pixels Curry County Search and Rescue  $3,516 to be used to purchase ROPE RESCUE AND PATIENT TRANSPORT EQUIPMENT. Tad Bell and Sheriff Ward accepting the grant.
Senior Center less pixels Gold Beach Senior Center $4,000 to be used toward the purchase of a commercial range.  Jim Lee accepting the grant.
SWOCC less pixels SWOCC $4,000 to be used toward the purchase of HEALTH LAB-IV PUMP. Judy Dornbeck and Joannie Miller accepting the grant.
Wallys House less pixels Wally's House Child Advocacy Center $4,000 to be used for INITIAL INTAKE, ASSESSMENT AND EARLY THERAPY. Jackie Antunes accepting the grant.