GRESHAM, Ore. -- The Gresham Police Activities League Center will stay open at least through the end of the month.
The PAL center is an after school program for more than a hundred “at risk” children. More than 3000 children a year benefit from the program.
“We’re thrilled!” said PAL Board President Mark McGinnis. Earlier in the week he said the doors would close if the organization could not make payroll by Friday. He said that would take $20-thousand-dollars.
By late Thursday McGinnis said the donors to PAL’s PayPal account had contributed $8,000. The City of Beaverton and other businesses contributed another $8,000 which McGinnis said was enough.
Now the organization will focus on aggressively fund raising with corporate sponsors and explore other partnerships according to McGinnis.