Letters to the Editor

Thanks to the mayors of Jackson County

Because of the Southern Oregon community, this year's Mayors United on Sept. 17 will help provide 150,000 meals to feed the hungry. This year's event was a big success, and the entire ACCESS family would like to thank the community for its participation. This event combines a fun evening of entertainment, appetizers and a silent auction to raise money to feed the hungry here in Jackson County.

For every dollar donated, ACCESS is able to provide five nutritious meals to feed those in need through the Food Share Network of 25 food pantries.

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in this community event! Please visit www.accesshelps.org for other ways you can help out in your community.

Logan Bell, ACCESSdevelopment manager


FOTAS thanks Umpqua Bank

Friends of the Animal Shelter wishes to thank Umpqua Bank for joining with us again this year to promote the "Coins for Kitties" spare change fundraiser. The funds are used to subsidize feline adoptions in our "2-Fur-1" program.

During September coin jars are displayed at all Jackson County Umpqua Bank branches. People are encouraged to donate spare change that can make a difference to the homeless cats and kittens at the Jackson County Animal Shelter. Anyone can drop off their change in the jar located in the bank lobby. It's not too late to donate.

The FOTAS "2-Fur-1" program pays the second adoption fee when qualifed applicants adopt two kitties. The benefits of having two companion cats or kittens are numerous — better health, more socially well-adjusted, more active and more playful, longer lives and fewer behavior problems. "2-Fur-1" is a win-win for the kitties and their families.

We are deeply grateful to Umpqua Bank for their ongoing support and enthusiasm. Local support like theirs is truly appreciated. Thank you, Umpqua Bank!

Jeane Lind, secretary

FOTAS board of directors

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