Carol Reher received the Pride in Performance Award for volunteers from Les Schwab Tire Center at ceremonies at Special Olympics Oregon's State Fall Games in November.

Carol Reher received the Pride in Performance Award for volunteers from Les Schwab Tire Center at ceremonies at Special Olympics Oregon's State Fall Games in November.

Pride in Performance Awards are given to outstanding athletes and volunteers at each of the four Special Olympics Oregon State Games. Reher has been a Jackson County program volunteer for many years. She served as head coach for Jackson's 34-member bowling team at the State Fall Games and also coaches bocce in the summer. In addition to her coaching duties, she serves as the program's medical person. Reher raised $1,000 in donations, and she and her husband donated about $3,000 themselves at a recent fund-raiser for the program.

The Oregon Association of Realtors recently awarded Rogue Valley Community Development Corporation, a local nonprofit organization, $5,000 from its 2007 HOME Foundation grant cycle.

The Oregon Association of Realtors Home Foundation provides financial resources statewide to create, expand and encourage home ownership opportunities for Oregonians at or below local median income.

Rogue Valley CDC will use the grant to support the technical assistance component of its Mutual Self Help Housing Program, a sweat-equity building program in which CDC assists lower income households to build their own homes together with their neighbors. The current building site of six homes is in Ashland.