New CEO Promises New Goodwill

  MEDFORD, Ore., — Shae Johns readily admits she has big shoes to fill. After years at Southern Oregon Goodwill she excepted her third promotion, taking over as CEO and President following Gayle Burn, who served in the position for nearly 40 years.  Johns praised the legacy of growth left by Burn and promised to … Continue reading »

Eagle Point Church Expands

EAGLE POINT, Ore. — The Eagle Point Community Bible Church is expanding, thanks to donations and an anonymous offer of a $1 million match. The current sanctuary will be converted into offices and the lawn is where the new sanctuary. Church leaders said the community has been growing for many years. The expansion of their … Continue reading »

12 Scams of Xmas: Fake Charities

MEDFORD, Ore.– This time of year people are often filled with the Christmas spirit and want to do something nice for people in need; but Medford Police said others often take advantage of that. They said scammers sometimes create fake charities or act like they are part of established ones. Police said sometimes they will … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Handed Out At Schools

MEDFORD, Ore. —  This year, thousands of coats were collected at nearly 80 locations across Jackson, Josephine, and Klamath counties for NewsWatch 12’s Coats For Kids Campaign. Those coats were then washed, sorted, and bundled. Now they are headed out to local schools. Jackson Elementary administrators work with hundreds of kids and families who rely on … Continue reading »

Major Donations to Help Ebola Fight

SAN FRANCISCO, Cal. – Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen said he is pledging $100 million dollars to battle the Ebola virus. The announcement comes as a New York City doctor is in isolation after testing positive for the virus. According to Allen, the money will be used to train doctors in Massachusetts, and to build special … Continue reading »

Coats For Kids Final Donation Day

MEDFORD, Ore. — Several volunteers from Windermere and other organizations sorted the first coats for the Coats for Kids Campaign. Over the last month, Newswatch 12 has collected thousands of new and gently used kids coats that have been washed, and are ready to head out to the kids. The remainder of the coats that are … Continue reading »

Day of Giving Donations to Weed

MEDFORD, Ore. — Southern Oregonians donated 57 large bins worth of food, cleaning supplies, and household items to victims of the Boles Fire Monday. A truck load of boxes filled with supplies made it’s way to Weed Tuesday. The donations in the boxes that went out Tuesday morning were mainly focused on providing immediate needs. Contents … Continue reading »

Scott Valley Bank Donates to Weed Fund

MEDFORD, Ore. — In response to the Boles Fire disaster, Scott Valley Bank is donating $10,000 to the Community Disaster Relief Fund administered by the Shasta Regional Community Foundation (SRCF). In addition to the $10,000 donation, Scott Valley Bank is making all of its branches available to receive cash donations to the SRCF Community Disaster … Continue reading »

Donations to Weed are Overflowing

WEED, Calif. — There has been an out-pour of donations for victims of the Boles Fire, but now the amount of donated supplies is overflowing beyond the walls of the storage space available. Many community members are sending trucks full of clothes, food and other supplies to help out people who are displaced. Various buildings … Continue reading »

New Options for Unclaimed Property

JOSEPHINE COUNTY, Ore. — After a crime like a burglary, the goal of the sheriff’s office is to return the stolen items back to the original owner. When the owner can’t be found the items go up for auction. In a move made by county commissioners this week, items can now be donated or auctioned … Continue reading »

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