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Trump's Proposed Cuts Would Hurt Eastern Oregon Charitable Efforts


Oscar Garcia, a driver for the Fresh Alliance program, does inventory inside the CAPECO warehouse in Pendleton, Oregon. The community action program stands to lose approximately $2 million in President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

Oscar Garcia, a driver for the Fresh Alliance program, does inventory inside the CAPECO warehouse in Pendleton, Oregon. The community action program stands to lose approximately $2 million in President Donald Trump's proposed budget.

Kathy Aney/East Oregonian

In 2015, more than 2,700 households and 7,300 people throughout Umatilla, Morrow, Gilliam, and Wheeler counties received federal funding to help heat their homes.

President Donald Trump’s proposed budget eliminates the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program that provides the aid. That has Paula Hall worried.

She’s the CEO of the nonprofit Community Action Program of East Central Oregon, which administers LIHEAP and other measures to help local people in need.

“I just don’t know how our community will survive without that,” she said, adding this past winter “was a treacherous season for a lot of our clients.”

Read more at the East Oregonian.

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