SALEM, Ore. (AP) - The Oregon Legislature gifted a high school student $200,000 to help fund a homeless youth shelter in Salem.
The Statesman Journal reports lawmakers included $200,000 for the shelter in a $93 million omnibus spending bill approved Saturday as the 2018 Legislative session neared its final hours.
McKay High School student Raul Marquez is trying to raise $400,000 to open the shelter in the former Catarino Cavazos Center, once a center for at-risk Latino youth that's now up for sale.
Marquez already has received a $100,000 grant from the United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley, where he is a teen board member, and $24,900 in community donations.
Marquez could not be reached for comment Saturday.
Information from: Statesman Journal, http://www.statesmanjournal.com
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3/4/2018 11:45:47 AM (GMT -8:00)
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