The City of Medford has allocated nearly $100,000 in COVID-19 relief funds to local service organizations assisting those impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
Funding was granted based on a number of high priority areas including community food support, hygiene stations, youth shelter assistance, domestic violence support, transitional housing, legal services, and financial health.
Recipients of City COVID-19 relief funds include ACCESS, Center for NonProfit Legal Services, Community Works, Consumer Credit, Hearts with a Mission, Jackson County, La Clinica, Maslow Project, Mercy’s Gate, Salvation Army, Senior Food Assistance Program, Set Free Ministries, St. Vincent de Paul, and Youth 71Five. Click here for details.
Relief funds were made available by City Council last month as they approved the use of marijuana tax revenue to help support local organizations who are serving our community during this unprecedented time.
“Our City Council acted quickly and appropriately to make funds available in an effort to support our community needs,” said Medford City Manager, Brian Sjothun. “We all are operating in an environment where we don’t know what’s next and it is the hope that these funds will help lessen the negative impact for our community members.”
The health and well-being of Medford community members is the City’s top priority.
As we continue to respond to this rapidly evolving situation, the City recognizes the importance of quickly addressing a number of urgent needs and will continue to work closely with local service organizations to reduce regulatory barriers and provide access to resources needed during this unprecedented time.