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Giving’s down, while the need is up. The United Way of Deschutes County is running behind the goal they've set. The donations are needed to help kids, families and seniors in Central Oregon. People who have been generous in the past, are actually needing help now. “It’s obvious to folks, most everybody’s had someone close to them that is suffering.” United Way Executive Director Ken Wilhelm says many people coming in to the Bend Community Center for meals say they've never had to ask for help before: “It’s everything, it’s families, single parent household. One of the groups that I’m a little more concerned about it is the senior population because they’re living on fixed incomes and they many not have as many resources to call upon as maybe some of the younger folks do.” $740,000; that's the campaign goal of the United Way of Deschutes County. Wilhelm says they are currently behind pace by about $30,000. 

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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.