PATEROS – The Pateros Brewster Group Useful resource Heart is distributing meals and care kits to folks quarantined or remoted on account of COVID-19.
Heart director Gene Dowers stated the state Division of Well being acquired a beneficiant donation from Kroger Meals and Walgreen Medication to supply the kits. The well being division approached the North Central Accountable Well being Group, which in flip contacted the middle as a attainable storage and distribution location.
“Our location within the previous grocery retailer in Pateros is right for one of these aid effort,” stated Dowers. “A part of our 5,000 sq. ft. The warehouse is already being utilized by the Okanogan County Lengthy-Time period Restoration (Group) to retailer and distribute aid provides to survivors of the Chilly Spring / Pearl Hill fires and we did not should assume twice about utilizing one other a part of the area to be a part of this DOH mission. “
The middle acquired 288 meals kits, every containing dry and canned staples that may feed one grownup for 3 to 5 days, relying on serving measurement.
She additionally acquired 120 care kits, every with masks, vinyl gloves, cleaning soap, and a thermometer.
“These kits are supposed for people who find themselves locked up as a result of they’re sick, have been uncovered to sick folks, or have a really excessive threat of deadly issues in the event that they develop into contaminated,” he stated. “(The middle) and the Brewster Chamber of Commerce will make non-contact residence deliveries for these unable to exit to seek out meals.”
In one other mission, Dowers stated the Pateros-Brewster Lengthy-Time period Restoration Group acquired a grant to supply COVID aid to Pateros and Brewster residents by way of the Pateros-Brewster Pandemic Aid Venture. The group and the useful resource heart teamed as much as distribute help within the type of present playing cards from native companies.
“Thus far, present playing cards can be found for fuel at Howard’s in Pateros and for meals at Brewster Market Place and Mi Pueblo in Brewster,” he stated. “These affected by COVID in Pateros and Brewster ought to cease by the workplace (downtown), proper subsequent to the bakery (Candy River) in Pateros.”
The middle can be an outreach accomplice with the Salvation Military, offering help to folks with emergency wants. Coupons can be found for some companies within the Quad Metropolis space for wants, lease, and utility help.
Dowers stated the middle additionally acquired a $ 50,000 grant from All in WA to supply $ 600 stimulus checks to neighborhood members who’ve:
-CoVID-19 employed and misplaced wages.
-Contract COVID-19 and haven’t been capable of pay medical payments.
-Lack of wages on account of quarantine on account of publicity to the virus.
-He didn’t obtain unemployment advantages on account of state backlog.
The cash can be out there to those that:
-They’re wanted on account of non-essential enterprise closings.
-Didn’t qualify for a federal stimulus test on account of lack of documentation or tax report.
The middle is receiving referrals from WorkSource, Household Well being Facilities, Confluence Well being, Housing Authority of Okanogan County, Okanogan County Group Motion Council, Financial Alliance, Brewster Chamber of Commerce, and the Pateros and Brewster faculty districts.
Those that do not need a referral and who go to the workplace, 169 Pateros Mall Suite A, shall be interviewed.
Details about the middle’s applications is at 509-923-7460.