Salvation Army Low On Toy Donations

MEDFORD, Ore. — On Friday, The Salvation Army said it is running low on toy donations for the holidays. Toy distribution is slated for December 19th. Volunteers have bagged toys for about 1,100 children but still have 860 more to serve and they say there are not enough toys left to go around. Toys for … Continue reading »

Local Vets Get Honor Flights Boost

GRANTS PASS, Ore. – Lions Club and Honor Flights have teamed up to help fly two local veterans to see the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. Both vets joined the armed forces when they were 19, serving in Europe, India and South Korea. Fred Kuhlman and Ralph Kirley were the veterans selected and nearly … Continue reading »

Facebook Helps the Fight to Cure Ebola

MANLO PARK, Calif. — Facebook is launching a campaign to raise money to help groups fighting Ebola. Founder Mark Zuckerberg personally donated 25 million dollars to the cause. His money went to the Centers for Disease Control Foundation to help battle the deadly virus. Now, he wants to make it easier for other to donate … Continue reading »

Human Bean Donates More Than $142K

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Human Bean is making a huge donation to breast cancer research and prevention, with some help from coffee lovers. The 9th annual “Coffee for a Cure” event raised more than $142,000 dollars last Friday. Local proceeds from beverage and pastry sales are going toward mammograms and follow-up care for women who … Continue reading »

Local Couple Helps End Dog Meat Trade

ASHLAND, Ore., — It was a simple picture which inspired Janis Rosenthal and Jeff Rinkoff to try and make a difference half a world away by ending the illegal dog meat trade. “It looked like laundry in a basket being weighed, and I clicked on it and saw that it was dogs,” explained Rosenthal of … Continue reading »

Turkey and Trimmings Donations Needed

MEDFORD, Ore. — An annual Thanksgiving dinner for families in the Rogue Valley is looking for help making the feast a reality.  Each year Kids Unlimited invites the students it serves and their families for Thanksgiving dinner. This year it will be held inside the organization’s new charter school, Vibes, on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving. … Continue reading »

Medford Police Donates Armored Vehicle

MEDFORD, Ore. — The Medford Police Department is donating its armored truck to the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office. Police say  that armored truck has been part of the department’s police fleet since 1997. The department isn’t losing money by giving this equipment up. A company called Armored Transport actually donated it to Medford Police. The department is hoping … Continue reading »