Volunteers Hand Out Free Smoke Detectors

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Volunteers were in Springfield Saturday to educate community members about fire safety and prevention. The Red Cross says house fires cause more casualties than any other type of disaster, so Saturday more than 100 volunteers walked door to door to educate community members about the importance of smoke detectors. These volunteers introduced … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Trash at the BMWCMF

BROWNSVILLE, Ore. — While the Bimart Willamette Country Music Festival is about fun and music for many people, local schools said they use this as a major fundraiser for their districts. Becca and Joey Almasie volunteered hours of their time at this year’s festival. “We go around in trailers and sell ice to the campers … Continue reading »

Whiteaker Residents Clean Up Community

EUGENE, Ore. — Community members in Eugene’s Whiteaker put on their best superhero outfits Sunday to clean up their neighborhood. Kids and adults split into groups and received cleaning routes. The volunteers worked to clear garbage off the streets and get rid of unwanted items left behind in local alley ways. “We go through the … Continue reading »

Russell Named Gatorade National POY

Springfield forward Mercedes Russell: WNBA Champion Maya Moore: Springfield head coach Bill Wagner: Courtesy: Fleishman-Hillard Inc. SPRINGFIELD, Ore.– In its 28th year of honoring the nation’s best high school athletes, The Gatorade Company, in collaboration with USA TODAY High School Sports, today announced Mercedes Russell of Springfield High School (Springfield, Ore.) as its 2012-13 Gatorade … Continue reading »

FFLC Gardens Need Green Thumbs

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Spring is on its way. While it may be too early to plant vegetables, the Food for Lane County gardens are getting ready for the growing season. At FLLC’s Youth Farm there’s always work to be done, even in the off season when it’s gray and cloudy. “Even when it rains, yes,” … Continue reading »

UO in Top 10 for Peace Corps Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — The University of Oregon produces more Peace Corps volunteers than almost any other institution. It came in eighth in the Peace Corps’ 2013 top colleges rankings–that’s up two spots from last year. There are 82 alumni serving right now, but the UO produced more than 1,100 since the corps’ inception. The UO … Continue reading »

Volunteers Help Nonprofit Thrive

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve heard the saying many hands make light work. At St. Vincent de Paul’s wood shop in Eugene, many hands are working. Old mattresses arrive, they’re broken down and made new. Dennis Maricle is a whiz when it comes to inventions. “I like to solve problems. It’s fun. I like to solve … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Hendricks Park

EUGENE, Ore. — Volunteers cared for Hendricks Park Monday morning. The efforts there were part of the president’s nationwide initiative to serve the community. Volunteers helped clean and maintain trails and remove invasive species. Project coordinators say events like this help keep Eugene green and beautiful. “There are these opportunities and there are these things … Continue reading »