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City uses marijuana tax revenue to provide COVID-19 relief

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City uses marijuana tax revenue to provide COVID-19 relief

ACCESSThe City of Medford delivered checks totaling $35,000 to four local service organizations/initiatives working hard to provide assistance to our community members impacted by the coronavirus outbreak.
 
  • $10,000 was provided to ACCESS, $5,000 to the Bear Creek Greenway COVID-19 Response, $5,000 to St. Vincent de Paul and $5,000 to Mercy’s Gate Rogue Valley. Funds will be used to provide food to community members in need.
  • $10,000 was provided to Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Southern Oregon to assist community members and small businesses that have been financially impacted by COVID-19.
 
These funds were made available by City Council last Thursday as they approved the use of $100,000 in marijuana tax revenue to help support our local non-profit organizations who are serving our community during this unprecedented time. Funding priorities include food, sheltering in place, and the health and safety of our residents.
 
The City is working to identify how to most efficiently utilize the remaining $65,000 to address the most urgent needs of our community members.
 
If you have a need, want to give, or want to volunteer we’ve set up a Community Support and Resources page on ways you can get involved: https://bit.ly/33Jc0fM

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