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Mario Pastega House Benefits From Local Grant

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The Good Samaritan Hospital Foundation’s Mario Pastega House fund was recently awarded a $6,000 grant by the Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund. This grant is expected to cover 200 guest nights for Lincoln County residents, specifically.

Lincoln County residents represent more than 65 percent of the people who use the Mario Pastega House. Unfortunately, approximately 40 percent of them are unable to pay the $30 per night fee to cover the operating cost of the house. 

“We are thrilled to be able to extend the benefits of this grant to our guests from Lincoln County another year,” said Mario Pastega House Supervisor Lisa McAlister. “This grant breaks down barriers for our guests and allows them to get the care they need.”

The Mario Pastega House provides affordable lodging for families and patients who travel to Corvallis for medical care on the Good Samaritan Regional Medical Center campus. Patients and their families traveling more than 25 miles for care can stay at the house depending on availability and with the referral of their provider. There is a nominal fee of $30 for a night’s stay at the Mario Pastega House or in an RV space, however, no one is ever turned away for inability to pay.

The Siletz Tribal Charitable Contribution Fund and Advisory Board were created in 1999, distributing more than $11.3 million in charitable grant awards since its inception. Grants are awarded to charitable organizations and local governments within the Siletz Tribe’s service area and to Native American organizations or activities located anywhere in the United States for education, health, public safety, gambling addiction, prevention, drug and alcohol treatment, housing, the arts, environment and natural resource preservation, cultural activities, historic preservation and other charitable purposes.