The Bend Foundation Commits $100,000 to Local Social Service Agencies

Bend, Oregon (PressExposure) April 22, 2009 -- The Bend Foundation Board of Trustees met last week in Bend, Oregon and unanimously approved a $100,000 contribution to be divided among several core social service agencies that have a significant impact on the health and well-being of the Central Oregon community.

“Tough economic times have affected non-profit organizations that serve a vital role in our community,” said Mike Hollern, Trustee of The Bend Foundation and Chairman of Brooks Resources [http://www.brooks-resources.com/contributions.php] Corporation. “By committing a larger dollar amount to a select number of core organizations, we hope to make an impact where it is needed most and help to get children and families the basics they need to survive, such as food and health services.”

The agencies receiving funds from the donation include Bend's Community Center, Family Resource Center, Family Kitchen, KIDS Center, MountainStar Family Relief Nursery, Saving Grace and Volunteers in Medicine.

In addition, the Bend Foundation board approved an extension of the ArtMatch program through 2012. ArtMatch, which is a collaboration of the Celebrate Bend Foundation, Brooks Resources [http://www.brooks-resources.com/contributions.php], The Bend Foundation, Art in Public Places, and the Arts Beautification and Culture Commission, began three years ago to fund more public art in Bend. When private or public contributions are made to ArtMatch, The Bend Foundation will match up to $500,000 for works installed by December 31, 2010 in public places. This pledge has now been extended to December 2012 to allow more time for ArtMatch to raise the required matching funds and to spread out the expenditures for art at a time when there are so many critical human needs in our communities.

About Brooks Resources Corporation Brooks Resources [http://www.brooks-resources.com/contributions.php] Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that delivers quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon. With roots in the original 1916 Brooks-Scanlon lumber company that sparked a boom in Bend’s growth for the next half century, Brooks Resources is one of the oldest and most respected developers in the area, celebrating 40 years in 2009. Offering a diverse choice of premier neighborhoods in Central Oregon, Brooks Resources Corporation is committed to the preservation of natural environment around home sites, positive growth of communities and an active relationship with the communities of Central Oregon.

Its current developments include North Rim on Awbrey Butte, RiverWild at Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Awbrey Park, Century Washington Center, IronHorse, NorthWest Crossing (a joint venture with Tennant Family Limited Partnership) and Yarrow in Madras through a joint partnership with JELD-WEN Communities and Taylor Northwest. In addition it operates Mount Bachelor Village Resort, Botanical Developments and Brooks Resources Realty. For more information, visit http://www.brooksresources.com. Press Release Distribution By PressReleasePoint

Contact: Barb Hess Brooks Resources Corporation Bend, Oregon 541-382-1662 barb@brooksresources.com http://www.brooksresources.com

About Brooks Resources Corporation

Brooks Resources Corporation, based in Bend, Oregon, is a real estate development company that delivers quality real estate products and services in Central Oregon.

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Press Release Submitted On: April 21, 2009 at 3:14 am
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