Category Archives: Giving

BendBroadband presents donation in memory of Safeway shooting victims

BendBroadband presents donation in memory of Safeway shooting victims

BendBroadband presented a donation of money and goods to the Central Oregon Veterans Outreach Center (COVO) in memory of the victims of the Aug. 28 Safeway store shooting, and the company is encouraging others looking for ways to help to give back to their community.

BendBroadband associates visited COVO on Sept. 8 to present a monetary donation as well as canned goods, water, and other necessary supplies.

“BendBroadband wants to take back the day and demonstrate just how strong our community is. We encourage others to donate or volunteer in your own way to help make our community a better place and show we are truly Bend Strong,” said Kim Wilson, BendBroadband Manager of Central Marketing.

Central Oregon Veterans Outreach provides basic necessities to homeless veterans and others in need. BendBroadband is reaching out to its business and community partners and asking them to join in by donating time, money, or other items to COVO and/or other nonprofit organizations.

According to media reports, an attack may have been originally planned for Sept. 8. “A wave of community service would be an excellent way to show the loving and compassionate community that Bend really is,” Wilson said.

BendBroadband supports The Giving Plate

BendBroadband supports The Giving Plate

BendBroadband has donated $10,000 to The Giving Plate’s Capital Campaign, a fundraising effort for a new facility to fight hunger in Central Oregon. Jim Butman, CEO of TDS Telecommunications LLC (which includes BendBroadband), visited The Giving Plate on April 12 to present a check and see The Giving Plate’s future space. “As Central Oregon’s largest… Continue Reading

BendBroadband donates to Bend Chamber housing initiative

Bend, Oregon (November 18, 2021) – As Bend leaders work to address a severe housing shortage, BendBroadband has donated $10,000 to become a lead investor in the Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Workforce Housing Initiative. Limited housing inventory and rising costs have made it more difficult for workers to live in Bend. The Bend Chamber of… Continue Reading

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

BendBroadband gives back in Central Oregon

Every year, BendBroadband employees reach out to help those less fortunate. Whether it’s sponsoring local events or promoting local charities, BendBroadband employees can be found volunteering in the communities we serve. “Our communities are at the center of our businesses and it is our responsibility as a good corporation citizen to give back to the… Continue Reading

First all-company school supply drive is major success

First all-company school supply drive is major success

This past week, BendBroadband and TDS Telecom employees from across the country participated in the organization’s first-ever All-Company School Supply Drive. Offices in Oregon, New Mexico, Wisconsin, Utah, and Minnesota all collected items to be donated to their respective, local schools. The outstanding efforts of all the participating offices resulted in a collection totaling more… Continue Reading

High Desert Chamber: Valentine’s Day concert

High Desert Chamber Music is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services.  High Desert Chamber Music is in the midst of its 11th season. Founder and executive director Isabelle LaForet Senger said the mission of High Desert Chamber Music is to bring world-class chamber music and… Continue Reading

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

Therapeautic horseback training changes lives

The Healing Reins Therapeutic Riding Center is one of more than 40 nonprofits that BendBroadband provides free or reduced internet and video services. We hope you enjoy learning more about these wonderful organizations that make Central Oregon a better place. Healing Reins provides horse-centered therapies and activities for children and adults with emotional and physical… Continue Reading

Holiday giving and BendBroadband go hand-in-hand

No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another – Charles Dickens All across our markets, TDS and BendBroadband employees are providing joy this holiday season.  Everything from riding along on a TDS float in the Christmas Parade, donating food to the local pantry, sponsoring Santa’s Workshop, and providing non-profit organizations… Continue Reading

Central Oregon Daily meteorologist named Volunteer of the Quarter

Central Oregon Daily meteorologist named Volunteer of the Quarter

Central Oregon Daily Meteorologist Dorrell Wenninger blew into town earlier this year and made a huge impact in the community in a very short time. The list of activities Dorrell volunteers for in Bend seems endless, but it’s this love of being involved and giving back that earned him the Volunteer of the Quarter designation… Continue Reading