Local nonprofit organizations invited to submit proposals for Samaritan funding

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Aug 142018
 

Newport and Lincoln City – Nonprofit organizations in Lincoln County interested in applying for Social Accountability funding from the local Samaritan hospitals are invited to submit a letter of interest by 4 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 21. Proposals can be submitted online at samhealth.org/GrantFunding.

A complete proposal must address one of the goals and priorities listed below, include a project description, identify how the project will address health equity, identify the target population the project is addressing and have measurable outputs.

The goals and priorities of both Samaritan Pacific Communities Hospital and Samaritan North Lincoln Hospital for this funding cycle are:
Goal 1: Healthy families – Increase physical activity, fitness and access to nutritious foods for children and families.
Goal 2: Priorities: Food insecurity
Goal 3: Better networks – Increase social supports for families. Priorities: Homelessness, housing costs, domestic violence, parent education, literacy and transportation.
Goal 4: Healthy kids – Increase services and supports for children. Priorities: Child abuse and/or neglect, child care availability and afterschool activities.

Agencies that plan to apply are strongly encouraged to attend a grant information meeting on Monday, Aug. 20, at 2 p.m. at Gleneden Beach Fire Station, 6445 Gleneden Beach Loop.

For questions, contact JoAnn Miller, director of Community Health Promotion, at 541-768-7330 or jomiller@samhealth.org, or Rochelle Hazelton at 541-768-7330 or rhazelton@samhealth.org.

Last year, the two Samaritan hospitals in Lincoln County distributed $150,000 in Social Accountability grants to organizations throughout the county. Funding decisions are made by committees consisting of employees and board members at each Samaritan-affiliated hospital. Funded programs address unmet needs of underserved populations and improve overall community health.

Oil Spill on the Bayfront on Port Dock 5 early Tuesday morning

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Aug 142018
 

Oil Spill down on the Bayfront
Greg Henton photos


According to one of the hazmat team, there was a fuel oil spill at port 5 dock when a boat transferring fuel failed to monitor a fuel transfer pump and a tank overflowed.

Fuel oil tends to float at the surface so retrieving it by skimming and pumping is easier.


Local authorities including the Coast Guard were monitoring the fuel oil recovery operations all day.

Large diesel fuel oil spill reported at 402 SW Bay Blvd, Newport

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Aug 142018
 

There was a spill of up to 1000 gallons of diesel fuel into the
Yaquina Bay Tuesday morning at around 4am. We have not found any distressed birds yet, but if you are walking or birding around Yaquina Bay in the next few days and see oiled or distressed birds, please note the species and exact location.

We cannot authorize you to collect any distressed birds, but please
notify the USFWS office in Newport at 541-867-4550 with the information.

Thanks
Steve Holzman

Steve Holzman – Data Manager
USFWS Region 1 – National Wildlife Refuge System
Branch of Refuge Biology
Pacific Seabird Program
Oregon Coast NWR Complex
2127 SE Marine Science Drive
Newport, OR 97365-5258
541-867-4550, ext. 230
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Ocean Rescue off 38 NW Oceana Drive

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Aug 142018
 

2:24pm
A boat rescue is underway off 38 NW Oceania Drive, Bayshore on the beach. Down by the southern tip of the spit. Very Foggy. Sounds like a boat got away from a male.

2:31pm
Arriving first responders say there is a boat up on the beach being pulled by a male with a rope.