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With K9 Jamboree on ice, local business steps up to raise funds for canine program


June 24, 2020

AMIE ERICKSON, center, with daughter Natasha, presents a check to SHPD Canine Officer Sasha McDonald and Gemma.

Sweet Home Police Department's canine program received a $1,500 donation last week to provide a start to a summer fund-raising campaign.

The donation, from Jamie Eriksen of Country Financial, came with a challenge to the community to raise $10,000 over the summer.

As a result of statewide restrictions to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the Cascade K9 Jamboree, a fund-raising event for the canine program, has been canceled this year.

"Although the fundraiser has been canceled, the program still needs funds to function," said Eriksen, who presented a check to Sasha McDonald, the department's...

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