Bailey House Nears Completion

“Bailey House” receiving the finishing touches before grand opening. The Bailey Home will operate within the mission of Helping Hands, as a transitional home for single mothers with children.  Opening soon, the Bailey House is a six-bedroom facility with two and half-baths, a full kitchen with accessories, and two washers and dryers. This home will afford a maximum of ten occupants including a resident “House Mother.” For more on the Bailey House and Pastor Bailey   click here  .

“Bailey House” receiving the finishing touches before grand opening. The Bailey Home will operate within the mission of Helping Hands, as a transitional home for single mothers with children.

Opening soon, the Bailey House is a six-bedroom facility with two and half-baths, a full kitchen with accessories, and two washers and dryers. This home will afford a maximum of ten occupants including a resident “House Mother.” For more on the Bailey House and Pastor Bailey click here.

Pastor John’s Blog

“A Dream Becomes a Reality!”

The latest message from Pastor John Leon, Executive Director of Albany Helping Hands, discusses the new Bailey House for single women with children.

You can read Pastor’s online post on this web site by clicking here.

 

Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction 2019

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!

The latest Albany Helping Hands Newsletter is available now. From the latest back to 2015 editions now available for online reading. You can also download newsletter PDF file for printing and reading offline by  clicking here .

The latest Albany Helping Hands Newsletter is available now. From the latest back to 2015 editions now available for online reading. You can also download newsletter PDF file for printing and reading offline by clicking here.

86,185 Hot Meals Served In 2018

For the latest Census of Housing and Meals Served check out  our    Meal Count & Housing Census     web page.

For the latest Census of Housing and Meals Served check out our Meal Count & Housing Census web page.

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.

Pastor Les Bailey , Founder Of Albany Helping Hands  passed to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2018. after a long battle of diabetes.  For the Albany Democrat-Herald article (11/1/2018) on Pastor Bailey’s life work and his obituary     click here.

Pastor Les Bailey , Founder Of Albany Helping Hands passed to be with the Lord on Thursday, October 25, 2018. after a long battle of diabetes.

For the Albany Democrat-Herald article (11/1/2018) on Pastor Bailey’s life work and his obituary click 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 Stores and to the Linn County Parks Department. 

The wood is resold at Coastal's 17 stores from Klamath Falls to the south to Mount Vernon up north. AHH also provides campfire bundles at wholesale to be resold retail at Waterloo, Sunnyside and Edgewater Linn County Parks.

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Thank you: cascade Timber Consulting

A thank you to Milt Moran and the folks at Cascade Timber Consulting in Sweet Home for providing log-truck loads of scrap timber that we cut for firewood.

More details in story "Campfire Wood Hot" in Albany Helping Hands newsletter or by clicking here. 

Thank you Coastal

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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

Albany Democrat Herald & Corvallis Gazette Times

Click   here   for story and obituary

Click here for story and obituary

AHH 20th Anniversary

Please check out the front page newspaper story Shelter from the Storm about Albany Helping Hands 20th Anniversary. You can read the multi page article, published Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018 by the Albany Democrat Herald and Corvallis Gazette Times. by clicking here.

Click   here   for the Sunday Front Page story in the Albany Democrat Herald and the Corvallis Gazette Times.

Click here for the Sunday Front Page story in the Albany Democrat Herald and the Corvallis Gazette Times.

AHH on the Radio

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.

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.

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Thank You Bridge of Hope Sponsors

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He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9 KJV

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Volunteer of the year: John Donovan

John Donovan a frequent guest on SmartTalk 1580  KGAL's Valley Talk , a daily live local radio show.

John Donovan a frequent guest on SmartTalk 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk, a daily live local radio show.

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.

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.

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