Samaritan’s Purse is a Christian humanitarian aid organization that provides aid to people in physical need as a key part of its Christian missionary work. Samaritan’s Purse works in more than 100 countries. He also offered details on the sorts of supplies that will be headed to the rural hubs: “In terms of the equipment and supplies coming off the Samaritan’s Purse delivery today, we have 27 hospital beds, a number of hospital beds with mattresses, we have drapes, we have towels, we have gloves – 5,400 gloves for examining, we also have surgical masks, and then 200,000+ of other forms of surgical masks. So, there are a number of pieces of equipment that have come out here.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Governor Mike Dunleavy welcomed a Samaritan’s Purse DC-8 aircraft, carrying nearly 18,000 pounds of critical medical supplies, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport on Monday, April 6. When asked why Samaritan’s Purse’s donation will be focused on rural communities, the Governor explained: “In terms of the specifics of how Samaritan’s Purse’s supplies were dived up, I believe there was a request by Samaritan’s Purse that – since they do a lot of work in rural communities and rural Alaska, and they understand the difficulties and problems that could arise from a virus getting into rural Alaska – I believe they asked that the supplies they bring to Alaska be focused on rural Alaska.” The Governor discussed the donation of supplies at a press briefing Monday evening. He was joined by Alaska Emergency Operations Center Incident Commander Bryan Fisher to discuss the status of preparations for the treatment of Alaskans infected with COVID-19. Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer Dr. Anne Zink also delivered an update on the status of COVID-19 in the state. Governor Dunleavy: “Today, we’re very fortunate in conversations with Samaritan’s Purse, the Graham family, and others have a real interest in Alaska – they have a presence in Alaska. You’ve probably heard about Samaritan’s Purse setting up a field hospital in New York City and helping with equipment and personnel in New York City. Well, we’re fortunate today that Samaritan’s Purse arrived in Alaska with a jet full of supplies for Alaska. So, nearly 18,000 pounds of medical supplies arrived in Anchorage today and these medical supplies will augment existing stockpiles in growing stockpiles for eight rural hub communities in the state of Alaska. So, those supplies will be going out to those hub communities to get our rural communities prepared for what we do believe is the eventual arrival of this virus into rural Alaska.”
Jorddon Braaten won Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod features at Willamette Speedway and Cottage Grove Speedway over the weekend. (Photo Courtesy of Stephanie Deatherage)By Ben DeatherageCENTRAL POINT, Ore. – It was a fantastic weekend of racing for Jorddon Braaten last Friday and Saturday night as the Central Point, Ore., chauffeur took home the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner’s checks on both nights at two different venues.The weekend kicked off July 27 at Willamette Speedway. The night started off by Braaten being third quick and finishing second in the heat. In the main event, Braaten seized the lead after a lap five restart. From there on he simply dominate the field for his fifth win of 2018 at Willamette.“This car is working well and that really make job way easier,” commented Braaten. “The last half of the race I was having fuel pressure problems for some reason but other than that the car handled good and felt really good.”The team traveled south on Saturday to Cottage Grove Speedway on Saturday, where Braaten set quick time in time trials and was the runner-up in his heat race.He patiently worked his way to the front after starting toward the back of the feature. In the final seven laps he duked it out in an epic battle for the lead with Matt Sanders. The two had an intense seesaw struggle before Braaten secured the lead on the final lap to win his seventh race at CGS this year.“I got to give Matt a lot of credit for making it exciting side-by-side for so long, that’s what makes racing fun,” he said. “I couldn’t get out of (turn) four that good, but I was really good going into one. Once I finally figured four out I knew we had a good shot at winning it.”Braaten and team will travel back to Cottage Grove Speedway this Saturday, Aug. 4. He will hope to add another trophy to the case at the end of the night and extend his point lead.His sponsors this season include Quench & Drench Car Wash, Miller Paint Company, Seven Feathers Casino & Resort, Don Braaten Painting, Rodgers Racing Engines, Medford Metal Works, Aardvark Construction and Mike Jones.