The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation recently awarded Assistance League of Bend a generous donation for their Operation School Bell program. The funds will be used to provide clothing to children living in poverty in Deschutes County. According to the Foundation Executive Director, Carma Mornarich, “The existence of a pandemic and widespread wildfire didn’t mean the problems faced day after day – hunger relief, unhoused people, the need for warm clothing – went away. They didn’t. Actually, they became more pronounced. The Cow Creek Umpqua Indian Foundation continued to put one foot in front of the other as it supported agencies that fed people, provided people with shelter, clothed people, gave extra teaching assistance for those attending school, and more. Our work continued.” Assistance League of Bend is immensely grateful for our friends at the Cow Creek Indian Foundation for their continued support.