Your Top 3 Voted Charities - Heart 'n Home Hospice & Palliative Care, LLC

Your Top 3 Voted Charities

Throughout January and February, we asked you to nominate and vote for your most loved charity.  There was a total of 24 inspiring organizations nominated, many to which were local and make our communities a better place to live, work, and play.  At Heart ‘n Home, we strive to affirm the lives of others and create a sense of community. We care for our neighbors, loved ones, and each other.

We asked you to vote daily, and the charity with the most votes on February 29th would receive a $200.00 from Heart ‘n Home.  The winner of the contest pulled in over 1,100 votes! Here are the top 3 charities you voted in:

1. WINNER!  La Pine Community Kitchen
The Kitchen (The Red Building) serves free, hot nutritious meals to all who are in need, from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for most holidays. They are a community

kitchen, so all are welcome. There are NO income or frequency restrictions to eat at the Kitchen. The Kitchen does except donations for a meal, but it is definitely not required.“In our first year,

2002, we served 11,929 meals out of the VFW hall, and distributed 24 food boxes.   The Kitchen serves free hot nutritious meals to all who are in need, Monday through Friday. We are a community kitchen, so all are welcome. Last year we served 15,866 hot meals, 45,472 meals in Food Boxes, 140,877 lbs of fresh produce and dairy, and 38,885 articles of clothing.”
The Kitchen is located at 16480 Finley Butte Road La Pine, Oregon.  Follow the La Pine Community Kitchen on Facebook.

2. The Randy Carpenter Memorial Foundation “Helping Firefighters Come Home”

“Carp” began his fire service life in Baker, Oregon in 1980, and his heart and soul never left Eastern Oregon. He joined Coos Bay Fire in 1989.  His first priority was family, especially his daughters

Sarah and Stephanie. Randy’s professional passion was training, education, and a legacy of “being the best firefighter you can be.” He loved his fire brethren, representing IAFF #2935, encouraging volunteer firefighters, and as a true carpenter … building anything. In 2003, the Randy Carpenter Memorial Foundation was created by his family to continue Randy’s work in firefighter training. As of 2006, the RCMF has distributed over $50,000 in grants to help train firefighters in Oregon and Idaho. We are privileged to continue his mission in service and safety –  Randy will never be forgotten!

3. La Grande American Legion Post #43 Memorial Fund
There are several ways you can support this post:
-Keep dues payment up to date
-Visit the post often
-Attend meetings
-Recruit new members
-Donate to the new addition’s memorial fundLest we forget, freedom is never free!   They are located at the south end of the Grande Ronde Valley in Union County.  P.O. Box 55, La Grande, OR 97850 and they can be found at 301 Fir Street in La Grande.

Congratulations to the top 3 voted organizations! Here are the rest of the charities that were nominated:

-Angel Wings Network – Weiser, Idaho
-Friendship Coalition – Emmett, Idaho
-Idaho Peace Officers Memorial Fund – Boise, Idaho
-Deschutes Mat Club – Bend, Oregon
-The First Tee of Idaho – Eagle, Idaho
-Alzheimer’s Assocation
-Angelman Syndrome Foundation
-Blue Mountain Humane Society
-Disable American Veterans Chapter 13 – Nampa, Idaho
-Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho
-Elderly Opportunity Agency
-Legacy of Love and Healing
-Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
-American Legion Memorial Fund
-Friday Backpack Program
-American Legion
-Sweet-Montoya School PTO
-Shelter from the Storm – La Grande, Oregon
-Reel Recovery
-National Home Funeral Alliance

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