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Welcome to Pay it Forward!

Enter your nominee for a chance to win $500 to Pay it Forward AND be featured on KTVZ NewsChannel 21 and Fox Central Oregon.

CENTRAL OREGON IS FULL OF INDIVIDUALS WHO GO ABOVE AND BEYOND. To inspire kindness and giving, NewsChannel 21 & MidOregon Credit Union are giving away $500 every month to one of these inspirational people

Each month, a committee selects a winner who receives $500 to award to the deserving person they’ve nominated.

The winner and recipient will be featured on NewsChannel 21 at 6 P.M. and 11 P.M., the Fox 10 P.M. News, and the following morning on NewsChannel 21 at Sunrise on both KTVZ and KFXO. Each recipient is also featured on and on our Facebook and Twitter sites.

Family members of the nominating person, employees of NPG of Oregon and the sponsors are not eligible to be nominated.


These are the recipients to date who’ve benefited from the Pay it Forward campaign. Many thanks to our sponsor MidOregon Credit Union for making the $500 award a reality for so many great individuals and organizations in Central Oregon.


January – Andi Buerger, Beulah’s Place, Redmond
March – Sisters HS Flight Science class
May – Emergency veterinarian, mask-maker Dr. Dr. Shalet Abraham
June – Andrea Brown, area supervisor for the Madras McDonald’s
July – Jane Boubel, ‘Up Close and Personal’ helps families in need
August – Jason Decker, ‘God’s Grease Monkey’ in La Pine
September – Boys & Girls Club of Bend
November – American Legion Post 45, La Pine

January  Chad Carpenter, La Pine Warming Center
February  Jill Harris, the Shade Crusade at Crooked River Ranch
March  Margaret King, the Clothing Closet at First United Methodist Church, Bend
April  Ashley GermakTumalo School teacher and CCREW director
May  Jamie Smith of the La Pine St. Vincent de Paul Food Bank
June – Randy Graves, Bend musical instrument repairman
July – Humane Society of Central Oregon
August – Jillian Devine, Women and Children’s Center, Shepherd’s House Ministries
September – Bethany Eby-Auld, Friends of the Powell Butte School
October – Emily Johnson, St. Francis of Assisi second-grader
November – Christen Cooper, knits, donates baby hats to St. Charles Birthing Center
December – Mark Wirges, Toys for Tots

January  Jeanne Wafford, Redmond Senior Center
February  Eric Turpijn, Terry Kudma, Redmond St. Vincent de Paul Team Outreach
March  John Horwich, Fireflies reading program, Ensworth Elementary
April  Susan Troncoso, Pay it Forward website
May  Joselin Larson, Redmond, healing kids and horses
June  Kiki Dolson, Furry Friends Foundation, Sisters
July  Therapist Dara Pearson
August  Miranda Aschoff, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers), Bend
September  Dianne and Mike Brock, Caring for Troops
October  Amy NaegliRidgeivew HS FAN advocate
November – Jan and Phil Cole, Desert Song Community Church Hygiene Bank

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