Matching Grant Means More Pallet Shelters! We Surpassed Our Goal! Thank you!

With Your Help & the Matching Grant, 10+ Pallet Shelters Will Bring More Hope to Our Community Today!

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Published on December 6, 2020

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Click on the “play” button below as Matt Vorderstrasse, Rogue Retreat’s Fund Development Director, explains your Matching Grant opportunity…

An anonymous donor has given Rogue Retreat a matching fund of $34,000 to purchase a total of 10 Pallet Shelters for the Urban Campground.

Rogue Retreat needs your help this Holiday Season to raise $41,000.00 ($34,000.00 + shipping and on site shelter set up) to purchase 5 Pallet Shelters ($6,800.00 each). The anonymous Matching Grant will be matched up to $34,000.00 to help purchase 10 total Pallet Shelters for a total of $75,000.00. Made of a durable aluminum frame and insulated composite walls, the prefabricated Pallet shelters can be assembled in as little as 30 minutes each. Each shelter is equipped with a locking door, bed, openable windows, heating, air conditioning, and storage.

“Pallet provides safe and secure shelter that moves people off of the streets and into stability immediately — and then on to permanent housing,” says Amy King, Pallet Founder and CEO. “Whereas permanent housing and mass shelters can take years to construct, we can shelter a person experiencing homelessness the same day we arrive on site.”

The shelters will be prioritized for seniors and the medically vulnerable due to their higher risk of potential complications associated with COVID-19 and cold weather. The shelters are part of a larger strategy and program to shelter Medford’s homeless population at Rogue Retreat, which currently shelters and houses more than 300 people each night.

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Click on the “play” button below to watch a timelapse of the 30-minute setup…