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The Movement of an Organization

March marked the beginning of a new time at Virginia Garcia. Oregon’s first COVID-19 case landed in Washington County and the virus became a very real threat to our staff, patients, and our community as a whole.

In the blink of an eye we shifted our focus from inpatient care to telemedicine. We converted our clinics to serve patients on the phone instead of in the exam room. The barriers that normally get in the way for our patients – food access, affordable housing, anti-immigration policies – were magnified in their intensity. We partnered with local organizations to find ways to knit a safety net that supported our patients and reduced the effects these barriers were having in their lives. 

Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center was born from adversity and we are rising to this occasion much like we did in 1975. We are providing critical health care in the midst of this crisis, innovating in our response by expanding testing availability through the use of our mobile clinic and standing on the front-line as essential workers. We know what it takes to rise to the occasion and to continue pushing forward, serving our patients and speaking for those who cannot. 

The support of our donors and the community have been nothing short of amazing over the past three months. We are here, doing this work, because of the generous support of donors and funders throughout our community.

On Friday, August 28,  please join us for a virtual gala in support and celebration of the resilience of our patients and community.

Together we can continue moving forward during these challenging times.

Together, we are Virginia Garcia.


Tickets for the event this year are free.  Celebrate from the comfort of your home see below for a few ways you can celebrate safely with friends.

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Silent Auction

Beginning August 26 you can take part in all the fun and excitement a silent auction brings. Peruse the items, make your selects and let the bidding begin. We will keep the auction open until August 31 so you will have plenty of time to outbid anyone for the package that calls your name.

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paddle raise

The night of the auction will have plenty to get excited about but the paddle raise is a great reason to tune in.  Virtually raise your paddle in support of Virginia Garcia and all the fantastic work they have done, and will most undoubtedly do, in the coming year.

watch party

We know that events are always more fun with friends, so we invite you to gather safely on the eve of ¡Prospera! with your friends by hosting a virtual VG Watch Party. We have designed delicious party kits that include a taco-making kit from ¿Por Qué No? and wine from A to Z Wineworks so you can treat your guests to a fun and delicious at-home gala experience, all while supporting Virginia Garcia.

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