Meet the Ericksons

Patrick and Beverly Erickson started their Donor Advised fund at the Gorge Community Center in October with the condition that all grants made from their fund support organizations serving and with a physical presence in Wasco County. On New Year’s Day 2016, the couple moved to The Dalles from Oregon City to spend their retirement years. “We’re here.. read more →

Fresh is best, all year round

Food Banks in Klickitat and Skamania counties provide low-income individuals and families with a Food Box once a month. Food Boxes may contain canned goods, fresh produce, bread, and frozen meat. While the food in a box varies, generally there is enough for three to twelve nutritionally balanced meals depending on the size of the.. read more →

DIY is F-U-N at Gorge MakerSpace

2017 has brought new laser cutters, solar-powered smoothies, and a new home to Gorge MakerSpace, thanks in part to a Gorge Community Foundation Burchell grant. What is a MakerSpace? In simple terms, it is a shop where tools, materials and coaching are made available to kids so they can learn about science and technology by.. read more →