>La Grande Observer | Union and Wallowa Counties' News Leader

La Grande, OR forecast
& Eastern Oregon University Valley Cam

Observer news NE Oregon Classifieds Web
web powered by Web Search Powered by Google

Follow LaGrandeObserver.com

Today's front page

Image of The Observer's Front Page

Get Home Delivery of The Observer for only $8.50 per month, $9.50 for motor routes. Just click here and after filling out one simple and secure online form you could be on your way to learning more information about local, state and world news.

manage your account »

Recent article comments

Powered by Disqus

Home arrow News arrow Local News arrow RED CROSS IN NEED OF OFFICE SPACE


The Union County-Baker County chapter of the American Red Cross is looking for donated office space for its La Grande


"We've been in the basement of Pierce Library for five years, but now Eastern Oregon University needs the space," said executive director Beverly Higley.

"The free space provided by the university has been very nice and they even provided us with a storage room and classroom space."

Now she has to find a new location with handicap access by June 30.

"We're desperately looking for a home," she said. "And we have no budget to pay rent. We're a 501(3) (c) organization, so if someone is looking for a tax writeoff for the space, maybe this is it."

Ideally, the space would have room for three desks, for Higley when she is in La Grande two or three days a week, for a La Grande employee and for a volunteer.

"We have 220 square feet of space now and would need at least that much. And we need room for storage of such things as the manikins we use in our training. It has to be a room that can be locked because of the confidential files we must maintain," Higley said.

She would like it on the ground floor, she said, or at least to be in a building with an elevator because the space must be accessible.

The move comes at a time when the Red Cross is expanding its service delivery, Higley said.

"We've had twice as many house fires in both Union and Baker counties in the last year as the year before, including one fatality and one seriously burned person," she said.

"We want to put more effort into educating people about fire safety. We haven't talked to the fire departments yet, but we are looking for a partner to do this. We'd like to give out smoke detectors and also fire extinguishers.''

Meanwhile, anyone wanting to donate office space can call her at the Baker City office, 541-523-2231.

— Ray Linker

blog comments powered by Disqus
Local / Sports / Business / State / National / Obituaries / Public Notices
Editorials / Letters / Guest Columns / Columnists
Outdoors / Ag / Spiritual / Go Magazine / Portraits
View all classifieds / Jobs / Autos / Real Estate / Rentals / Place an Ad
The Observer
About / Contact / Commercial Printing / Subscriptions / Terms of Use / Site Map
Also Online
Photo Reprints / Slideshows / Weather and Valley Cam / /index.php?option=com_rss&feed=RSS2.0&no_html=1">RSS Feed ?> RSS Feed

Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Follow La Grande Observer headlines on Twitter

© Copyright 2001 - 2014 Western Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. By Using this site you agree to our Terms of Use

LaGrandeObserver.com works best with the latest versions of Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer or Apple Safari