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Making A Difference

Mid-Valley Literacy Center

Marcine Hays is a volunteer tutor at Mid-Valley Literacy Center. She completed the tutor training in January 2019. She is currently teaching a class of beginning level adult students at Mid-Valley Literacy Center (MVLC) for winter term 2024. The picture shows her teaching the current beginning level students. All tutors teach mornings, afternoons or evenings…

Marion Polk Food Share – Community Garden

Marion Polk Food Share’s Englewood Garden is located onsite at Englewood Apartments in Salem, an apartment complex that provides affordable housing for low-income seniors. The garden is popular and well-loved by the residents. During the pandemic, the garden provided a unique opportunity for seniors to spend time outdoors, socialize and practice self-care. The garden has…

The Salem Foundation’s 92nd Anniversary

On May 26, 1930 the Board of Pioneer Trust Bank founded The Salem Foundation. These philanthropic citizens possessed a vision for a foundation of growth, health, and happiness for Salem and its surrounding areas. With what began as a small amount of a few thousand dollars has grown and grown, distributing annually millions in recent…