The Hermiston Lions Club has established a grant program for area communities to support their efforts to combat COVID-19 or coronavirus.
The Lions Club, a 501 (c) (3) organization, has allocated emergency funding to support charities in the communities of Echo. Stanfield, Hermiston, Umatilla, Irrigon and Boardman.
The grants will range from $500 to $2,000 each. The Lions intend these funds to be used to meet extraordinary needs in local support programs such as food banks, child care programs, medical assistance or other needs.
Applications should be sent to Club President Bill Kuhn at wjk.kuhnlawoffices.com. Applicants should describe their community need, how much is needed and contact information. The applications will then be reviewed by members of the Lions Club.
The club also encourages charitable donations from the public to support these grants. Donations can be sent to P. O. Box 1690, Hermiston, Ore., 97838.
Questions should be directed to Bill Kuhn at the email address above or to Phil Hamm at firstname.lastname@example.org.