Paying It Forward…Again

OAKRIDGE, Ore. — Like so many good things in life, this one started with a profound act of kindness. A remarkable gift was given to the City of Oakridge in the summer of 2011. A Texas couple on the the Secret Millionaire TV show gave hundreds of thousands of dollars. The school district, the town’s … Continue reading »

5k Run Supports Congolese Children

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Helping children a world away, a local charity raises money for a war-torn African nation. At the Springfield Faith Center, the City of Refuge International provides help for hundreds of kids in the Congo, giving them food, medicine and shelter Richard Kitumba, the president of City of Refuge, was born and raised … Continue reading »

Interview: Congo Kids 5K

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — A local nonprofit is working to help orphans in the Democratic Republic of Congo by hosting a run and walk fundraiser. The DRC is rebounding from decades of war, and an estimated 4.5 million children there are orphans. The City of Refuge International provides care for children in the DRC along with … Continue reading »