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Rogue Retreat receives $25,000 grant

AARP has awarded Rogue Retreat a $25,000 grant to help renovate the former Redwood Inn to house homeless individuals and families, including those displaced by the Almeda fire.

Rogue Retreat, a Medford nonprofit that provides shelter and services for homeless people, is converting The Redwood Inn, at 722 N. Riverside Ave., into 47 suites with kitchens for $2.35 million.

The grant comes out of the $3.2 million that AARP gives to 244 organizations around the nation to promote quick-action projects that will provide local communities with a long-term benefit.

“Our goal is to support their efforts to create great places for people of all backgrounds, ages and abilities and as local leaders seek to better their communities for the future, this is even more critical,” AARP Oregon State Director Bandana Shrestha said in a press release.