20th Anniversary Fundraiser
In the past year heads rested upon pillows 37,024 times at Albany Helping Hands. This statistic called bed-nights, is a census of how many persons sheltered overnight at AHH.
That’s an average of 101 persons in the shelter every night of the year. That is a lot of wear and tear on bed frames and mattresses. “Most of the mattresses were here when I arrived almost nine years ago” stated
“Most of the mattresses were here when I arrived almost nine years ago” stated Wayne Oakes, Assistant Executive Director who summarized “106 mattresses are in need of replacement.”
To meet the cost of replacement of over 100 institutional mattresses for the shelter, we are conducting a 20th Anniversary Fundraising campaign.
Our goal is to raise $20,000 in cash contributions. Your donations are greatly appreciated. To make a safe and secure one time credit or debit card transastion online clicking here.
Pastor John's Message
"Our AHH 'Miracle!"
I will never forget that day. It was Sunday, May 6, 2018, when I received the phone call around 12:24 pm that Andrew had jumped from the overpass adjacent to our shelter.
It was at least a 150 ft. drop below to the Jackson St. pavement. I immediately drove to Corvallis Samaritan Hospital where he was taken.
We did not know if he would live or die. I didn’t want him to be alone.
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 and at Waterloo, Sunnyside and Edgewater Linn County Parks.
cascade Timber Consulting
A thank you to Milt Moran and Cascade Timber Consulting in Sweet Home for providing log-truck loads of timber that we cut for firewood.
AHH on the Radio
New Talk Show Podcast: Click here to listen to the September radio Interview with folks from Albany Helping Hands about the 20th Anniversary Fundraiser, Woodlot Update and more.
AHH is airing a radio campaign to promote the organization. Click here to listen.
New Front Page Article
Please check out an exxcellent front page story “Shelter from the Storm” about Albany Helping Hands and it’s 20th Anniversary.
The indepth article, published Sunday, September 9, 2018 was written by Jennifer Moody a reporter for the Albany Democrat Herald and Corvallis Gazette Times.
Newspaper Stories: Past Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.
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.
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.
Volunteer of the year: John Donovan
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 long time volunteer at the shelter and currently serves as Development Director and as a member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.
We Sincerely Thank You
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 year's event on April 19, 2018 was located again at the Linn County Event and Expo Center.