February 7, 2017
Blanketing the Basin with warmth
By Todd Andres
Regional Business Manager
Too many families in Klamath and Lake counties need to choose between staying warm, staying fed and paying other bills. We were proud at Pacific Power to help in a small way during this very cold winter by working with Klamath & Lake Community Action Services to collect and deliver blankets to our neighbors to whom an extra blanket may make all the difference.
It was great to see the community response. We put out the word in late November and the blankets began appearing. We had 167 new or gently used blankets dropped off. People came by with true community spirit in their hearts. Many brought their kids who were very serious about putting them on the stack that grew every day.
We all know some neighbors who are at risk each winter. A blanket may not seem like much, but it can really make a difference on a child’s bed or at grandma’s feet.
We all know that in the Klamath Basin it was well below zero for days so far this winter and more is no doubt to come.
After collecting the blankets, it was time to give to folks who needed. That was a very valuable afternoon as more than 200 people came by, people who needed a blanket or some of the other basic household items people had brought in and were grateful that their neighbors had made these simple, heart-felt donations.
Winter is not over yet. If you know anyone who needs some help, KLCAS is there, call KLCAS to apply for assistance at 541-882-3500.
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