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Bank staff spends afternoon at St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

Shelk Foundation Matching Grant Fund Drive Success

First Interstate Bank Supports St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

September 11, 2019, Patriot’s Day, First Interstate Bank, Prineville Branch closed for a community service day. This year, the Bank’s staff spent the afternoon at the St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County (SVDPCC) food pantry working on various improvement projects. In addition, First Interstate donated $500 in materials for painting and other projects in the facility.

Shelk Foundation matches $8K in community donations for SVDPCC

Shelk Foundation Matching Grant Fund Drive Success

The Shelk Foundation donated $8000 to St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County (SVDPCC) as the key element in SVDPCC’s 2019 local fund drive. During this past summer and early fall, all local donations were generously matched dollar for dollar by the Shelk Foundation.  By September, we met the $8,000 goal and was gratefully received the balance of the Shelk Foundation grant.

The Shelk Foundation’s generous support enables SVDPCC to continue the mission to aid Crook County’s poor and disadvantaged residents.  SVDPCC provides USDA approved food boxes to over 1000 people each month.  More than 13 percent of Crook County’s residents live on incomes below the federal poverty level.  The partnership between the Shelk Foundation and SVDPCC helps to ensure people in need receive supplemental food and emergency assistance.

About St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County

St. Vincent de Paul is a private non-profit 501(c)(3) social service agency supported by private sector donations and grants. All donations stay in our local community to serve others regardless of religion, race, origin or gender. Donations go directly to help people in the Crook County Community.

About the Shelk Foundation

Linda and John Shelk

The Shelk Foundation advocates for Eastern Oregon with special focus on Crook, Grant, Wheeler and Harney counties. John and Linda Shelk established the Shelk Foundation in 1994 after co-advising on the OCF Shelk Advised Fund for fifteen years.

Amazon Smiles on St. Vincent De Paul

AmazonSmile Donations

Support your local food pantry

Would you like to support your local food pantry? The next time you go on-line to order from Amazon, create an AMAZONSMILE account and input St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County when Amazon asks you which charity you'd like to help. Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchase price directly to St. Vincent de Paul here in Crook Co. It's a win-win for SVdP and you! Every time you sign on to AmazonSmile and order something you'll be giving back to our community, Neighbors Helping Neighbors!

Matching Donations Sought

Shelk Foundation Supporting St. Vincent de Paul of CC

The John & Linda Shelk Foundation have partnered with St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County by creating a donation matching program. All donations made to St. Vincent through September 1 will be matched dollar for dollar up to $8,000.00. If you contribute $5.00 the Foundation will match that amount, up to $8,000.

Your donation is tax deductible under IRS rules. Please make your check payable to St. Vincent de Paul of Crook County and mail it to P.O.Box 545, Prineville, OR 97754. Thank you!