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VISIT HOOD RIVER RALLYS AREA MERCHANTS WITH SHOP LOCAL FOR UKRAINE EVENT ON SAT., APRIL 9

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 5, 2022

Contact: Katie Kadlub, Visit Hood River, 208-867-0498, katie@visithoodriver.com

VISIT HOOD RIVER RALLYS AREA MERCHANTS WITH SHOP LOCAL FOR UKRAINE EVENT ON SAT., APRIL 9

Participating businesses will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to benefit Ukrainian citizens and refugees through Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen

(HOOD RIVER, Ore.) — Inspired by recent fundraising efforts in Hood River and across the globe, local retailers are teaming up to benefit citizens and refugees of Ukraine with a Shop Local for Ukraine event on Sat., April 9. With support from Visit Hood River, participating retailers will donate a percentage of the day’s sales to Chef José Andrés’ World Central Kitchen, an international aid organization working to provide critical relief services to those remaining in Ukraine, as well as those displaced by the war.

“Through other local fundraising efforts, our community has already demonstrated its ability and willingness to support humanitarian relief efforts in Ukraine, and we’re hopeful that Shop Local for Ukraine will continue that momentum,” says Katie Kadlub, executive director of Visit Hood River. “We’re grateful to our merchants for the idea and inspiration behind Shop Local for Ukraine, and are thrilled to be supporting an organization such as World Central Kitchen which already has the infrastructure in place to support the people of Ukraine.” 

Patrons can support the effort by simply visiting their favorite participating Hood River store to make a few purchases on April 9, or by donating directly on Visit Hood River’s Shop Local for Ukraine website, and help make a world of difference during a time of crisis.

For more information on Shop Local for Ukraine event click here or visit www.visithoodriver.com/event/shop-local-to-support-ukraine/. For more information on Visit Hood River go to www.visithoodriver.com.

The Hood River County Chamber of Commerce dba Visit Hood River is a nonprofit business association serving our tourism and business Stakeholders. Located at the crossroads of the spectacular Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and the magnificent Cascade Range and just an hour from Portland, Hood River is truly “Mother Nature’s Favorite,” offering outdoor recreation, dramatic vistas, historic landmarks, bountiful fruit, and fantastic food, wine, beer, and cider. With accommodations ranging from luxury hotels to historic B&Bs, Hood River is a four-season destination for families, outdoor enthusiasts, weddings, corporate events, and more. It was named the West’s best “Nature Lover’s Destination” in the 2021 Sunset Travel Awards, a “Top 10 Best Small Town Beer Scene” in the 2021 USA Today 10Best Readers Choice Awards, a Top 10 Wine Destination for 2017 by Wine Enthusiast, and 2015 “Best Adventure Town” in the West by Sunset magazine. Visit Hood River supports economic development, community development, and destination marketing for Hood River, Cascade Locks, Mosier, Odell, Parkdale, Pine Grove, and Mt. Hood. For more information, call 800-366-3530 or visit www.visithoodriver.com.

Questions?

Contact katie@visithoodriver.com

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