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*Foundation seeks grant applicants*Cover Oregon assistance available*Polk Republicans will meet Monday*'Heroes' sought by local Red Cross

January 07, 2014

Foundation seeks grant applicants

DALLAS — Nonprofit organizations serving the Dallas area have until Jan. 31 to apply for grant funding through the Dallas Community Foundation (DCF).

DCF will make a $35,200 grant distribution in 2014 and is looking for qualified nonprofits to apply. To be eligible for grant funds, an organization must:

• Be a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service.

• Conduct projects for activities that benefit Dallas residents or those living within the Dallas School District and fall within the following categories: educational, charitable, civic, recreational, cultural, youth, seniors, health and safety, and general welfare.

• Not have a DCF grant open.

The maximum amount organizations can apply for is $5,000 and applications must be received by Jan. 31. Go to dallascommunityfoundation.com to fill out an application.

For more information: 503-798-7847; email to info@dallascommunityfoundation.com.

Cover Oregon assistance available

DALLAS — Polk County Service Integration is sponsoring a Cover Oregon health care application fair Saturday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in Dallas.

Free Cover Oregon application assistance and answers to questions about health care coverage will be available during the event, which takes place at The Academy Building, 182 SW Academy St., Dallas.

No appointment is needed.

For more information: 503-623-1883; email to coveroregon@co.polk.or.us.

Polk Republicans will meet Monday

DALLAS — The Polk County Republican Party will hold its next monthly meeting Monday at 7 p.m. at the Polk County Courthouse, 850 Main St., Dallas (enter on the Jefferson Street side).

Social time starts at 6:30 p.m., with the meeting slated to begin at 7 p.m.

Two guest speakers are scheduled to attend: Dr. Monica Wehby, a pediatric neurosurgeon from Portland and candidate for U.S. Senate, will speak and answer questions; Christy Perry, superintendent of Dallas School District, will lead a discussion on Common Core.

All who support the Republican Party are welcome to attend.

For more information: Mike Nearman, 503-838-6001; email to uncle00mikey@gmail.com.

'Heroes' sought by local Red Cross

POLK COUNTY — Nominations are being sought for community members in Polk, Marion and Lincoln counties to be considered as American Red Cross "Real Heroes."

Anyone can submit a nomination form for an individual who has saved a life, provided care to someone in need, or given back to the community in a significant way.

Heroes will be recognized at an award breakfast on Sept. 11.

Nominations are due by May 1. "Real Hero" nominations are open in eight categories: Humanitarian Youth Hero, Humanitarian Adult Hero, Professional Rescue Hero, Military Hero, Medical Hero, Community Partner Hero, Animal Rescue Hero, and Spirit of the Red Cross Hero.

Nomination forms are available online at www.redcross.org/willametteheroes, or by contacting the Willamette Chapter of the American Red Cross at 503-779-1268.

The Red Cross Real Heroes Breakfast is an annual campaign to honor neighbors who quietly and profoundly make an impact in our communities. The nominees are submitted by the general public, and award winners are selected by a committee of volunteers.

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