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The Bend Fire Department has put out a call for good, used sports equipment for our “Sister City” of Condega, Nicaragua.

 

Spokesman Mark Taylor says they are trying very hard to help out these kids that have practically nothing.

"Condega, like anywhere in the world, kids certainly have the desire and need to go out and play. The problem is when play requires sport equipment like it does for soccer and baseball and basketball, and you line in the second poorest country in the western hemisphere, going to ask mom to buy a soccer ball is something they just can't do."

 

Starting Tuesday donation boxes are set up in all Bend Fire Stations and City Hall to collect the equipment for soccer, baseball, basketball and track.

 

If you would rather give money; a check can be made out to the “Condega Bomberos project and taken to the fire department.  All donations are tax deductible.

Help Puerto Rico

Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.