Fight Hunger in 30 Seconds
Neighbors helping neighbors since 1967!
SnowCap Community Charities is a philanthropic organization created to provide food, clothing, advocacy and other services to the poor.
SnowCap has been selected as a semi-finalist to receive a $9,000 grant from the Advantis Credit Union GROW Fund. This funding will be used to purchase a much-needed freezer for their pantry. We need your help! The public is invited to vote daily for their favorite project among 12 worthy agencies between now and July 17th, 2015. Will you take 30 seconds and vote for SnowCap? Please go to, www.advantiscu.org or www.snowcap.org and take the 30 seconds and help us fight hunger in East County!
Thank you for taking a moment to support your neighbors in need and sharing the link with your friends on Facebook. We can't fight hunger without you.
SnowCap volunteers make a difference for their neighbors in need. They feed over 8,000 people per month. This involves food drives, picking up and delivering food, sorting food donations, stocking shelves, packing bags. It also means driving trucks, weeding the garden, working on committees and interviewing clients. If you think youd like to help this amazing organization, dont hesitate, go to their website today and look at all the opportunities.
On another note, dont forget the Gresham Ford Art Contest going on right now. Were looking for anything Ford. Photos, paintings, drawings, whatever youve got. Come and visit our show room and take a look at the awesome entries weve received so far and vote for your favorite! Well be counting the votes on July 15th with the winner displayed in our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival, July 18th.
Chalk of Fame
Were so excited to be a sponsor of the Gresham Arts Festival this year, and what a great year it will be! Theyre going for a world record! A Guinness World Record, that is!! A one-time addition to the Gresham Arts Festival held July 18, Chalk of Fame will bring together friends, families, individuals, businesses, churches and community groups to color in 350 chalk drawings-the most ever put to pavement on any street anywhere, ever. Theyre still looking for anyone who wants to take part to reserve a spot and color your piece of the Chalk of Fame! Its going to take all of us to make this happen. The squares are already outlined with a scene, you just color it in. What a great way to spend a couple of hours!! If youd like more information or to sign up, please visit GreshamOregon.gov/ChalkofFame! Join us for Greshams Chalk of Fame, where well color our way to a Guinness World Record!
Another fun event that is happening this weekend is the Gresham Optimists Beat the Heat Benefit Cruise. This is a fundraising event held every year to support Gresham Community Projects. There will be food, raffles, music, 50-50 drawing, pretty much fun for the whole family! And, youll get to see some really great cars from all eras, vintages, makes and models! Come join the fun, Sunday, June 28th from 1pm to 5pm at Reynolds High School. For more information, please call: Gary Helzer 503-730-2811 or Joe Anderson 503-313-2417.
Get out there and enjoy your summer!! So many fun things to do here in East County!
Our Little Local Hero!
Trenten West, you may remember, was instrumental in awarding a vehicle to a veteran and her family this past Valentines Day. What a great experience, and we were so blessed to be a part of that. Lately he has been on the road helping as a volunteer at the various Veterans Stand Downs that are happening at different locations around the state every weekend. Another venture hes involved in is a fundraising effort for the Gresham Gopher Football team. These funds will go towards helmets, shoulder pads, uniforms, team meals and travel expenses. If you would like to help our little local hero and the Gresham Gopher Football team, please go to: >app.snap-raise.com/fundraisers/3675/participant/89481 or call Amy and Gresham Ford 503-407-6764.
Also, dont forget the Gresham Ford Art Contest going on now! Entries are due by July 15th! We have had some amazing entries already! Its going to be difficult to pick a winner. The 1st prize winner, by the way, will receive $500 towards the purchase of their next set of tires!! Now thats worth a little creativity, dont you think? So, get those cameras out, paint brushes, sketch pads, sculpting clay or event quilting squares! Anything centered around the Ford products is what were looking for! The winner to be decided by July 18th and displayed at our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival!
So, there you have it! Support for our littlest local hero and all his endeavors and a chance to win $500 towards tires from Gresham Ford! And please bring a jar of peanut butter for SnowCap to Gresham Ford, while youre at it! Have a great weekend!!
Gresham Ford's Gone Fishing!
This past weekend was National Fishing & Boating Week and we are fortunate to have Ed Chin, a local Gresham resident and professional fishing sportsman, to heighten our awareness. Being a representative of the FLW (Fishing League Worldwide) and TBO (The Bass Federation of Oregon) Ed is just returning from a national tour where he won awards and recognition for his expertise and knowledge in the world of fishing, (Bass fishing to be more precise). Partnering with Walmart, he visited regional Walmart stores in Hood River, Wood Village and St. Helen, Oregon. At each of these locations he displayed a truck and the boat he was pulling, visited with customers about fishing tackle and answered questions on where to fish. Traveling over 250 miles over the week end, the truck and boat combo were a huge hit with the stores employees and customers generating lots of questions concerning the boat, truck and fishing.
We were happy to supply Ed with a 2015 F-150 on this journey and we feel privileged to be a part of this glimpse into the world of fishing. If youd like to know more or ask some serious questions of Ed yourself, please visit www.tbforegon.com or his Facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/edward.chin.9822?fref=ts.
Heres a quote found on the TBF website;
"With every trip I collect new mementoes, though few are collected in scrapbooks. And all who fish for bass across the land collect them too. They are the images from first light to last and from first fish to last. And we'd share them in a minute. Some recall particular triumphs, often preserved in snapshots and clippings, while others we tend to hide, at least until we're ready to laugh about them. Daybreak, canebreaks, heartbreaks, muggy nights and foggy mornings. A hundred things that worked, and a thousand more that should have. That's bass fishing."-George Krame
Calling all Artists, Photographers, Quilters and the like...
Were looking for the best Ford art in East County! Do you have an eye for photography and a passion for Ford products? Are you a painter with a fondness for that old Ford parked in the driveway? Get your camera and your paint brushes, or your quilt patches or sculpting tools out and create a work of art and enter to win! It can be anything you desire to create centered around the Ford Oval logo.
There will be three prize winners with 1st place receiving a whopping $500 towards your next set of Tires from Gresham Ford-Quick Lane. 2nd place, a Spa Day for your car ($185 value). And 3rd place, a Works Package ($39.95 value)
To enter; please visit www.greshamford.com and click on the banner ad, Art Contest and fill out the entry form. Bring your art accompanied by the form to Gresham Ford. Ask for Amy Tipsord or call 530-407-6764.
On another note, Northwest Ford Dealers Advertising Association is again launching their annual Peanut Butter Drive. The summer months are the hardest on low income families as their children are home and having good nutritious food on a consistent basis is difficult. With the help from the local food banks, many families are assisted through the summer to keep their kids happy and healthy. Drop a jar by Gresham Ford or bring it to our booth at the Gresham Arts Festival, July 18th. All peanut butter collected at Gresham Ford will benefit our local food bank, SnowCap Community Charities.
Every little bit helps!
Minutes that Matter
Since its inception in 2004, Cell Phones for Soldiers has worked to provide free communication services to active-duty military members and veterans. The charitys longstanding calling card program, Minutes that Matter has provided servicemen and women with an estimated 3 million prepaid calling cards, equating to more than 213 million minutes of FREE talk time.
Cell Phones for Soldiers was found by Robbie and Brittany Bergquist of Norwell, MA at the ages of 12 and 13. The organization has prevented more than 11.6 million cell phones from ending up in landfills. How it works, they collect pre-owned cell phones, recycle them for cash (approximately $5 per phone) and then they purchase calling cards for our military personal that are thousands of miles from their loved ones. It started when these two kids heard of a soldier getting hit with an $8,000 phone bill. With the help of their community, car washes and the like, they raised the money to help him pay his bill. And then they devised this plan so that our armed forces in far away places could keep connected to those back home.
We, here at Gresham Ford, are so very proud of these two kids that have made such a difference in the lives of those that sacrifice their day-to-day contact with their own families to serve in the U.S. armed forces.
If youd like to help, please visit www.cellphonesforsoldiers.com or if you have a cell phone youd like to donate, just drop it by Gresham Ford and well ship it for you. The gift of just a few minutes can bring hope to both those that serve and those left at home. These minutes do matter
Way to go, Devan!!
Ladies and Gentlemen! We have a hero in our midst! Devan Driscoll-Roach, a spunky 15 year old from Portland, set out on a journey a few months ago. Her goal, to raise $50,000 for the Leukemia Lymphoma Society, Oregon SW Washington Idaho Montana Chapter (OSWIM). Well, she not only reached her goal, she blew by it to a whopping $75,311 raised. And she did it in a mere 10 weeks!
Devan has a very personal connection to this disease and the devastating affects it has on families and loved ones. Her Aunt Nancy was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma when Devan was 4 years old, and then passed away six years later. In her hopes to keep more aunts, uncles and loved ones around longer, she set out on her campaign to raise as much as she could to help advance the survival rates of so many that suffer from these blood cancers. Many LLS supported therapies not only help blood cancer patients, but are also now used to treat patients with rare forms of stomach and skin cancers and are in clinical trials for patients with lung, brain, breast, pancreatic and prostate cancers. And LLS funded drugs like targeted therapies and immunotherapies are now saving thousands of lives every day!
As Devan says, everyone wins when cancer loses! And that has been her motto that has driven her to this great success!! Our hat is off to you Devan, and we are so proud of all the time and effort you put into this and all the lives that may benefit from your hard work! And, her name will be linked to LLS research for generations to come because of this event! Way to go, Devan!!
And THANK YOU, to everyone in this community that supported her in this task!