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Monday Morning Quarterbacking of Oakridge in “Secret Millionaire”

Posted on September 9, 2013


The long awaited episode of Secret Millionaire featuring Oakridge, Oregon aired last night on ABC.

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Episode Summary

George Rapier is the founder of WellMed, a medical management company that provides services to senior citizens. As part of “Secret Millionaire,” he and his wife, Kym, leave the comforts of their home and lives in Texas to travel to the town of Oakridge, Oregon. With a population of just over 3,000 people, Oakridge was once a booming town with the lumber industry as its main source of employment, but today, the mills have shut down and the local economy is struggling. As “Secret Millionaires,” George and Kym set out in search of people and organizations in need. During their week-long visit, the couple meet a number of people who touch and move them in amazing ways… including a mom who works tirelessly to raise money for local high school students by organizing fundraisers and volunteering her time at school sporting events, a former principal who started a snack program providing provisions to students, who in many cases would not have food to eat on days when school is not in session, the local physician’s assistant at Five Rivers Family Practice, the only medical facility in Oakridge, and the local firehouse, which has only four, full-time, paid employees and relies on 52 volunteer firemen to service the Oakridge area. After a week of getting to know the people of Oakridge, George and Kym donate more than one million dollars of their personal fortune – providing the ENTIRE town of Oakridge the largest donation in the history of the show.

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