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Credit union grant aids Bloom Project

BEND, Ore. - The Bloom Project, formerly Friends with Flowers of Oregon, is excited to announce the receipt of a grant from OnPoint Community Credit Union.

"We are grateful to OnPoint Community Credit Union for their support of our service learning projects, providing an opportunity for students to participate as volunteers and learn more about the mission of our organization," said Heidi Berkman, founder of The Bloom Project.

Donations of flowers, vases, workspace, volunteer hours and more, enable The
Bloom Project to bring beauty and joy to hospice and palliative care patients as well as their families as they care for their loved ones.

OnPoint's generous donation will help fund service learning program expenses. This is the second school year that The Bloom Project has offered service learning  programs, each of which is tailored to the needs of the student population that is participating.

The Bloom Project invites all to celebrate with them by volunteering, donating vases, flowers or funds. Or, by simply sharing their story with others.

About OnPoint Community Credit Union

OnPoint Community Credit Union is the largest credit union in Oregon, serving more than 248,000 members and with assets of $3.2 billion. Founded in 1932,
OnPoint Community Credit Union's membership is available to anyone who lives
or works in one of 13 Oregon (Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes,
Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill) and
two Washington counties (Skamania and Clark), and their immediate family
members. More information is available at or
503-228-7077 or 800-527-3932.

About The Bloom Project
The Bloom Project is a non-profit organization that designs fresh floral arrangements for hospice and palliative care patients, providing beauty and joy
during their final days. Many of the flowers used in the arrangements are donated by florists, grocery stores, florists or recycled from events. On a weekly basis, volunteers create simple arrangements and hospice staff share the flowers with their patients.

To volunteer, donate flowers or funds, please contact:
Heidi Berkman -, 541-241-8845,

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