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Group gives away $6,700

Group gives away $6,700

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The 100 People Who Care nonprofit is giving away nearly $7,000 to local nonprofits after a “virtual fundraiser” on April 15.

Members of the group pledge to give $100 per quarter to Benton County nonprofits, but the process usually involves a winner-take-all event that follows a dinner at which three nonprofits make pitches.

This month, because the coronavirus outbreak prevented such a gathering, members were allowed to pick a charity to contribute to, with many members writing checks to the same groups.

The top recipient, with $1,650, was the Benton Community Foundation COVID-19 Relief Fund. Other nonprofits receiving $400 or more were the Corvallis Sustainability Coalition Safe Place ($900), the Center Against Domestic Rape and Violence ($600), the Corvallis School Foundation ($500), Dial-A-Bus ($450) and We Care ($400).

We Care, led by former city housing official Bob Loewen, provides one-time financial assistance to Benton County residents, with 90% of the money going toward rent, deposits and utilities.

Melissa Carter-Goodrum of 100 People Who Care said the group hopes to get back to meeting face to face for its July 15 session.

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