CentralOregonSOS.com Provides Resource Links for Companies and Employees

CentralOregonSOS.com Provides Resource Links for Companies and Employees

Mar 25, 2020

VISIT: https://centraloregonsos.com/

Bend, OR – On Wednesday, March 25, a new website was launched in Central Oregon called CentralOregonSOS.com. This new website was created as a one-stop resource hub for employers, employees, and the community in this time of unprecedented uncertainty.

“This website was created to help businesses and workers to easily find resources they need now. We worked with many partners to aggregate these efforts in one, easy to navigate site that will help businesses and employees find the help they need.” says Katy Brooks, CEO of the Bend Chamber of Commerce.

“With the assistance of OSU-Cascades’ students and our partners around the region we were able to develop this resource hub to connect all of the great efforts to assist business and our community. It really is a testament to how Central Oregonians work together in a time of need,” said Adam Krynicki, Executive Director of the OSU-Cascades Innovation Co-Lab.

As S.O.S. is the universal sign for need of assistance, CentralOregonSOS.com is about hearing that signal for help and responding with a place where businesses and their employees can go for information, to find help and connect with those who have answers.

“It is critical that businesses in La Pine have easy access to regional, state and federal aid in one place,” said Ann Gawith, Director of the La Pine Chamber of Commerce.

Funding for the site, in part, was made possible by the Prineville Chamber of Commerce through a grant from Facebook.

Filled with useful and comprehensive resources for the region, including where employers and employees can find financial assistance, the site content was created through a consortium of collaborators from around the Central Oregon.

Collaborators on the CentralOregonSOS.com site project:

Area Chambers of Commerce

  • Bend Chamber
  • La Pine Chamber
  • Madras Chamber
  • Prineville Chamber
  • Redmond Chamber
  • Sisters Chamber
  • Sunriver Chamber

Business, Workforce, Education and Other Organizations

  • Bend La Pine School District
  • Business Oregon
  • Central Oregon Association of Realtors
  • Central Oregon Builders Association
  • Central Oregon Visitors Association
  • Central Oregon Intergovernmental Council
  • Deschutes Public Library
  • East Cascade Works
  • Economic Development for Central Oregon
  • Facebook
  • High Desert Education Service District
  • OSU-Cascades Co-Lab
  • Small Business Development Center
  • Visit Bend


  • City of Bend
  • City of La Pine
  • City of Madras
  • City of Prineville
  • City of Redmond
  • City of Sisters
  • Crook County
  • Deschutes County
  • Jefferson County
  • State of Oregon

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1 Comment

  1. Kira Cook

    Hello I hope this email finds you healthy and thriving under the circumstances. My name is Kira Cook, I am a distributor for Shielding International based in Central Oregon. Shielding International specializes in radiation protection supplies. We have been fulfilling medical radiation protection supply needs worldwide for over 60 years. Currently, we have been fulfilling orders for PPE for fire stations in Washington, Idaho, and Colorado. Hospitals and other essential businesses. As you know the supply inventory is changing hour by hour.

    Here is a list of what we have available:

    Face Shields – 900 IN stock now – 50 minimum order required

    Disposable Surgical Masks – 35,000 available now in Madras – 500 minimum order required

    N95’s – must purchase 1,000

    (need to have orders that equal 50,000 before we can make the order.)

    KN95’s – FDA and CE certified – 10k on the way – 5-7 days – 500 minimum order

    Full Zipper Protection Suit – 1k on the way – 10-12 days – 25 minimum order required

    Disposable Gowns – 5k on the way – 5-7 days – 50 minimum order required

    Gloves Nitrile Powder Free Latex Medical Grade

    100 per box – Gloves are from an in-country distributor they are going quickly if you are interested let me know as soon as possible, I will check availability. Per box minimum order required

    Cotton/Poly washable reusable mask with a slit for a filter
    Made in a factory by professional sewers in Madras Oregon. We have outfitted St. Charles Hospital, Brightwood Wood Mill, Bellingham Fire Department etc.

    1-49 $7.50 per mask

    50-150 $7 per mask
    151 – 499 $6.50 per mask

    500 – 999 $6 per mask

    1000+ $5.50 per mask

    We have access to additional quantities and competitive pricing with larger quantity orders, please email me back with your RFQ, I will get you a quote.

    Please let me know how I can assist you during this time.

    I’ve been supplying local businesses with PPE, I would love to make my services accessible to as many local businesses as possible. Supplies are limited with out of staters buying very quickly.

    In Strength,
    Kira Cook
    7 Peaks Healthcare Supply
    Shielding International Distributor


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