Volunteer of the Year:
At the latest Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Pastor John Leon, Albany Helping Hands Executive Director presented the annual "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year to John Donovan.
John Donovan is a long time volunteer at the shelter amd currently serves as Development Director is oa member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.
Albany Helping Hands is grateful to those who Contributed to the Eighth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction which was a big success with approximately 360 guests attending the event .
This years event on April 19, 2018 was located again at the Linn County Event and Expo Center.
Thanks to the sponsorships by businesses and non-profit organizations, the generous donations by individuals, and the hard work by volunteers and stafff the fundraisesr was a big a success. Fpr more informaation on the Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction click here.
Short term Trend for Need of Food and Bed: Flat
The upward trend of Increasing need for food and emergency housing services has leveled out after an upward trend for almost a year.
365 Day (Annual) Rolling Total
Since the peak in January of 88,051 meals served the hot food need has decreased slightly with 86,908 hot meals served for the rolling twelve month period (June 1 2017 thgough May 31, 2018.) That is a decrease of 1,143 meals over the 12 month period, a little less than 100 fewer meals serverd per month average.
After the peak in Janaury (twelve month rolling total for period February 1, 2017 - January 31, 2018) the meal counts for February, March and April of this year versus the same three months last year were down an average of over 500 per month.
It's worth noting that the May 2018 count was up 382 meals versus May 2017. Perhaps this upward "tick" is the start of another upward trend for the need of housing and food services. You can follow the trends and find more graphs, detailed analytics and updated monthly statistics on our Census page by by clicking here.
About Albany Helping Hands
For the latest on shelter happenngs please check out our current and past newsletters available in this web sites News section.
For information on our Thrift Store, Firewood Lot, Pasture Raised Chicken Farm, Christmas Tree Sales or our U-Haul Rental Dealership, click on the links (in blue) or the "Retail" link on the main menu.
Radio Commercials: We've posted radio commercials as mp3 files for listening or download. These ads aired as a paid radio ad schedule (paid for by donor) or as Public Service Announcements (PSA). The 30 and 60 second radio commercials include ads for Christmas Trees, Home for the Holidays, Anniversary Fundraiser, Crazy Days and Spring Retail. To listen or download click here.
Radio Interviews with AHH Board Members, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Guests. Download and LIsten to Podcasts of the latest and archived mp3 files from live radio broadcasts on KGAL's Valley Talk.
Newspaper Stories: Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.
National Day of Prayer Message
Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, of Albany Helping Hands, was asked to pray at the annual National Day of Prayer gathering held on the steps of Linn County Courthouse. To read his message, "Prayer For A Life Wihout Lack" please click here.
We Sincerely Thank You
If you have donated thank you for your caring and generosity.
Nineteen years of generous donations have been transformed into blessings for those in need, impacting lives on a daily basis.
We thank the caring individuals, churches, organizations and businesses who have contributed to Albany Helping Hands, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Your new donations are helpful for us to continue our ongoing mission. You can contribute online with a secure one time credit or debit charge to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.