The launch of Change Reaction Bend was a success on Friday, July 31st, as local Bend small business The Haven received the first loan, which was a check for $25,000.
The check was presented by several FFAH board members and Bend City Councilor Chris Piper in a ceremony that occurred on site at The Haven, a shared-space working co-op.
FFAH founder Deborrah Willard had this to say during her interview with the local media:
The idea behind Change Reaction is to help people give to something they care about and see the direct result of their giving.
Councilor Chris Piper had this to say after participating in the event:
I feel so blessed to have been connected with your family and Change Reaction…we gave joy today and look forward to helping more and doing great things together going forward. It was a great day for so many!
Read more about The Change Reaction Bend here.