Donors in Malheur County turn backpack project for foster kids into a success

Selena Melendrez holds up money she collected last week to help buy backpacks for foster children. Melendrez gathered bottles and cans for the Treasure Valley Youth Development Academy to help with the project. (Photo courtesy of Eddie Melendrez).

VALE – Children removed unexpectedly from their homes in Malheur County to protect them no longer will have to go a stranger’s home with little they can call their own . . .

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