COVID-19 Response

A Letter from MRWC Executive Director, Holly Purpura

First and foremost, we hope that you and your loved ones are staying safe and healthy during these uncertain times. 

To keep others healthy, we urge you to Stay Home and Save Lives. Together, if we practice social distancing, we can do our part to protect our fellow Oregonians. Additionally, we urge you to stay close to home for any outdoor activity, as travelling to that camping spot or going to the coast exposes locals in rural communities with already limited access to healthcare. 

The Council has cancelled or postponed all upcoming in-person events until further notice, including all volunteer activities: 

  • April 18 – Earth Day of Service Dunawi/Starker Arts Park wetland invasive weed pull
  • May 16 – Let’s Pull Together invasive weed pull
  • June 20 – Spirit of the Marys Silent Auction (postponed tentatively until September)

We will be conducting our April 15th Board Meeting over a videoconference platform. This meeting will still be open to the public. If you are interested in attending, please contact us by email.

With precautions, much of MRWC’s work is moving forward as planned or with slightly elongated timelines, and we have plenty to do to keep busy in the weeks and months to come. Out of an abundance of caution, staff will have limited office hours and will be teleworking where possible. If you need to reach out, please contact us via email or call us at our office line 541-758-7597.

Stay safe friends, and let’s all do our parts to help others stay well. 

Holly Purpura, Executive Director

Educational Resources

A longer list of educational resources can be found under the Educational Resources tab.

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Additional Resources

Here are some of the local grocery stores that have hours dedicated to vulnerable shoppers:

This list of grocery stores above is not all-inclusive and is in no particular order. These times could be subject to change.

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