Bailey House Nears Completion
You can get involved In what has become an annual tradition, the Albany Helping Hands Ninth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction.
Mark the date, Tuesday April 23rd, 2019 in the main event hall at the at the Linn County Expo Center from 5 to 9 pm.
Will Tucker, Linn County Commissioner will return as the events Master of Ceremonies and as the event auctioneer.John Donovan, Development Director stated, “We look forward to our annual spring fundraiser which is one of the key components to our annual funding mix.
You can take part by being a an auction donor or event sponsor, making an online donation or volunteering to assist in fundraising and production of the dinner auction.
For more information on how you can get involved click here.
First Newsletter of 2019 Now Available!
86,185 Hot Meals Served In 2018
The food service count for the number of hot meals served by Albany Helping Hands for 2018 was slightly down (-1.7%) from 2017, 122 meals less per month. The 2018 totals were 9.3% over the 2016 totals.
The count of 86,185 hot meals served in 2018 equates to 7,182 meals a month average for the year.
The chart (right) displays the Quarterly Totals of meals served. For more information on the housing census and meal counts, check out our Census and Meals web page by clicking here.
Campfire Wood To Coastal stores And Linn County Parks
Albany Helping Hands has ramped up firewood lot operations to provide wholesale quantities of bundled campfire wood to Coastal's 17 stores and the Linn County Parks Department be resold at Waterloo, Sunnyside and Edgewater Parks. More in newsletter or by clicking here.
Thank You cascade Timber Consulting
A thank you to Milt Moran and Cascade Timber Consulting in Sweet Home for providing logs we cut and split for firewood for resale at our woodlot. This wood is also split and bundled and sold wholesale to Coastal and Linn County Parks for retail sale.
Thank You Coastal
In 2018 our wood log splitter was stolen. It was used extensively at the woodlot to split cut logs into firewood sized pieces for fireplace and wood-stove heat sources. We also split logs and bundle into campfire wood packages for wholesale and retails sales.
The log splitter was taken overnight from the Firewood lot located 1/3 mile east of Coastal and Walmart on highway 20. This was an expensive piece of equipment and is critical to our woodlot and wholesale campfire wood operations.
In this time of need, Buzz Wheeler, President of Coastal stepped up and donated a new wood splitter to Albany Helping Hands to replace the pilfered equipment. Thank you Buzz.
Coastal (Formally Coastal Farm and Ranch) is a long time supporter of Albany Helping Hands and donor, and a Platinum Sponsor of the Albany Helping Hands 2018 Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Thank you Buzz and Coastal Farm for this special donation and your continued support.
AHH Media Watch
Newspaper Stories: Past Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff. Some of the story headlines: “Shelter from the Storm”, “What Does Homeless Look Like”, “Fundraising Campaign Kicks Off”, “Albany Businessman Spreads Holiday Cheer” and Good Words. Click here for the stories or links to these and more archived newspaper articles.
AHH on the Radio
New Radio Interview: The Bailey House and the upcoming Dinner Auction were the subjects of a recent radio interview.
Joining KGAL host Jeff McMahan was Pastor John Leon (Executive Director), John Donovan (VP/ Development Director) and Jim Willhight (Media & Development Consultant). To listen click here.
Home for the Holidays on the Radio 2018- All three hours of the KSHO broadcast and the KGAL cut ins are available for listening or download from this website as a mp3 podcast. Click here for the Home for the Holidays Radio page to listen or download podcast as mp3 file.
Radio Interviews with AHH Board Members, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Guests. You can listen to archives of the live radio broadcasts on Valley Talk with Jeff McMahan. The live and local broadcast from Albany/ Lebanon’s Smart Talk 1580, KGAL's is available to listen online or you can listen while offline by downloading the mp3 file of the broadcast.
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.
Thank You Bridge of Hope Sponsors
Volunteer of the year: John Donovan
John Donovan was presented the annual "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year by Pastor John Leon, Albany Helping Hands Executive Director at the 2018 Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction.
Donovan is a 19 year long-time volunteer at the shelter and currently serves as Vice President / Development Director and as a member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.