SONBRIDGE NEWS

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COVID-19 UPDATES

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25, 2020

SonBridge is going to continue to connect lives and empower change in alternative ways. 

• SonBridge Dental Clinic is open to infection control and pain relief procedures by appointments. 

• Educational programs and support groups will be transitioning to online meetings. 

• Our Family Unit Assistance program will continue offering limit services by appointment only. 

• SOS Health Services will continue seeing patients by appointment only along with providing resources for those with COVID-19 symptoms. 

• SonBridge's Thrift & Gift Store will temporarily close sales, donation drop-off, and donation processing. As of tonight, vehicles will be placed in the store parking lot entrances to help reduce donations drop-offs at this time. 

TUESDAY, MARCH 24, 2020 

Due to the escalade in recent events regarding COVID-19 and Washington State regulations. SonBridge is temporarily closing as of today Tuesday, March 24, 2020. This includes our Community Center, front office, Thrift & Gift Store, and donation drop off. Currently, SonBridge Dental Clinic is open for emergency dental care only by appointment. SOS Health Services is also operating by appointments only with resources available for community members who have COVID-19 symptoms. 

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18, 2020 
SonBridge continues to closely monitor Washington state regulations and guidelines from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Our highest priority is to keep our staff, volunteers, and people we serve safe and healthy. SonBridge has postponed events and meetings with 25+ people with Washington States Regualtions in mind. However, our doors are still open to the public at this time. Updates on the status of our facilities will be posted!

LOCAL FLOOD DISASTER RELIEF AND RECOVERY COLLABORATION

Walla Walla, WA –   Local charities are working together to coordinate relief, grants, events, information, and referrals to ensure that the people who most need assistance due to the flood get help.  Blue Mountain Action Council, SonBridge, Helpline, American Red Cross (Tri-cities office), United Way of the Blue Mountains and Blue Mountain Community Foundation, along with Walla Walla County Emergency Services Department, are meeting regularly to share information and provide support to local communities.   Resources are already making their way to the people affected by the flood, primarily through local nonprofit organizations.

Both Blue Mountain Community Foundation and United Way have established special funds to contribute to Flood Disaster Relief and Recovery.   Checks may be written to either organization’s name and earmarked for “Flood Disaster”.   Both organizations suggest that people designate on their check the community, town or county where they wish their support to go. 

To contribute online, visit www.bluemountainfoundation.org or www.uwbluemt.org and click on the Donate Now button.  Type in “Flood” and the special fund will appear. 

Blue Mountain Community Foundation recently awarded Waitsburg Christian Church $1000 for their extensive and immediate flood relief and recovery actions from its Flood Relief and Recovery Fund.

United Way of the Blue Mountains has allocated a total of $30,000 to Columbia, Walla Walla, and Umatilla counties to support recovery efforts from the historic 2020 floods. 100% of additional donations earmarked for flood relief will be allocated to recovery efforts through the Disaster Fund.

For more information contact Kari Isaacson, Executive Director, BMCF at 509-529-4371 or Christy Lieuallen, Executive Director, UWBMT at 509-529-1183.