Donors replace emergency generator after outage at SHEM


January 25, 2023

Courtesy of SHEM

Steven Johnson and Carol Siebert and Dean Hummer stock freezers.

Sweet Home Emergency Ministries has been able to purchase a generator to provide electricity during power outages, board member Cindy Rice reported.

During the extended weather-related power outage in early September of 2022, the backup generator at SHEM, which had provided electricity to keep the refrigerators and freezers operational, experienced a complete failure, Rice said.

"Fortunately, the catastrophic event occurred within 90 minutes of having the electricity restored and no inventory was lost," she said.

SHEM applied for and received a $5,000 grant from the Oregon Food Bank's Ne...

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