The Hearth received grants from the Oregon Community Foundation and The Ford Family Foundation to train three communities in The Hearth storytelling model. Last June, Scott Valley held their first pilot Hearth event on the theme “Summertime.” Last night, Grants Pass had over 150 people turn out for their first Hearth event on the theme “Treasured Objects.” It was a beautiful night of singing, sharing stories, and raising funds for the Josephine County Library. On October 9th, Klamath Falls will host its first Hearth event on the theme “Friends: Lost and Found.” The event will be held at the Klamath Public Library. Grateful to all the volunteers in Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, and Scott Valley, CA for working to create these events. We hope to offer future training events to interested communities in 2016.