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When you are a locally owned business your customers are more than a number to you. They become like family. We were so touched by how many of our Gresham Ford Customers called us recently during the wildfire crisis to see if we or any of our employees needed assistance.

In addition, we had lots of team members that took trucks and helped others who needed some heavy lifting and hauling. At the end of the day, many hands made for light work and one person's travel trailer became a residence for another, etc.

Community Banks are like that also. They know their customers by name (even know their pet's names). So it should be no surprise to know that the employees of Riverview Community Bank adopted two families that lost everything who were their customers at their Aumsville Branch. If you want to share the stories of these families and their needs or if you'd like to drop something off at the local Riverview Branch on Burnside here in Gresham to help assist in their efforts for two special cases, here's what they need:

Kathy…after losing her husband less than a year ago, her home was all she had left to remember him by. The area she lived in went straight to Level 3 Go! Evacuation status, giving her less than 15 minutes to grab a few belongings. Items needed for Kathy –gift cards to Petco for items for her dog. Gift cards to Safeway, Target, Fred Myer for household items. Gas cards for fuel for her car.

Hallie and Levi and their five kids rushed out of their newly remodeled home and were just barely able to hitch up their travel trailer and get out of harm's way before the fire overtook the house. All seven of them are currently living in their trailer until they can find suitable housing and restart their lives. Items needed for this family – gift cards to Safeway, Target, Fred Myer, the kids range from 2-16 and we are sure they would enjoy a board game or two or other toys.

There are so many more stories out there about local businesses supporting their community - special applause to all those businesses that provided more than just Customer Service to their clients!!


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