21st Anniversary Fundraiser at 99% of Goal

Goal: Raise $21,000 to Replace antiquated 20th Century Technology with current 21st Century Technology.

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As we wrap up another decade, we come to the 21st Anniversary of Albany Helping Hands.

In those 21 years, there have been a lot of changes with new technology an integral part of our lives. In 1998 only 1/3 of the country's population had cell phones, Google was a new concept, and a company few had heard of.

Keeping on top of the training and equipment needs for new technology is a challenge for many, and Albany Helping Hands is no exception.

To help relieve suffering and brokenness by providing basic life necessities, in love, while restoring the life Jesus Christ has destined for everyone.
— Albany Helping Hands Mission Statement

Desktop Computers are utilized for Guest Services case management, kitchen inventory, accounting, marketing, and administration functions at the Shelter. Also the AHH Organization's retail Thrift Store and U-Haul Dealership need technology updates for operations. Most of the PC's are antiquated according to Wayne Oakes, Assistant Executive Director who also serves as IT Manager.

The goal for the 21st Anniversary Fundraiser is to raise $21,000 for the technology update, according to John Donovan, AHH Development Director.

Your generous contributions to the 21st Anniversary Fundraiser to upgrade to 21st-century technology are needed today. For more information click here.

 
Thank you for your contributions. For more information on how to donate   click here  .

Thank you for your contributions. For more information on how to donate click here.

Volunteers Stretching Donations

A Talk With Long Time Volunteer GED Teacher Pat Loy

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Pat Loy, a ten year plus volunteer at Albany Helping Hands, was recently interviewed for a radio interview.

Pat discussed how the Albany Helping Hands Continuation Education Program has survived for ten years without any direct income.

It has sustained with volunteers utilizing ten-year-old donated desktop computers.

To listen to the mp3 Podcast of the interview, click here. To read a transcript of the conversation with Pat Loy, click here.  

We have been fortunate that we have had so much support from our community. Our education has to this point, been a no-cost program its volunteers. We have computers that have been donated.
— — — Pat Loy, Longtime Volunteer Teacher of Continuing Education/ GED, September 2019 Radio Interview
 

Emma Deane, New Farm Manager

Emma Deane, Farm Manager

Emma Deane, Farm Manager

Albany Helping Hands Executive Director John Leon recently announced the appointment of Emma Deane as Albany Helping Hands Farm Manager.

Emma will oversee the U-Haul, Woodlot, Christmas Tree Lots, and other farm operations located at the “Farm” at 5050 Santiam Highway SE, one-third mile east of Walmart and Coastal Stores in east Albany on Highway 20.

For a few words from Emma about her background and career, click here.

Click here  or on image above to go to Newsletter Index Page for the latest and archived Albany Helping Hands Newsletters. Read it on screen or print it out, it’s your call.

Click here or on image above to go to Newsletter Index Page for the latest and archived Albany Helping Hands Newsletters. Read it on screen or print it out, it’s your call.

 

On a New Path- Allen’s Story

New: Read Albany Helping Hands Guest Blog from Allen about his change from a life of anger, disrespect and rebellion to one filled with purpose, gratitude and service.

Click here for the blog posting.

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Your Donations Enriching Lives

Story of Tammy and Marcus

In a recent radio interview, Pastor John Leon (Executive Director) discussed how your generous contributions contributed to the lives of Marcus and Tammy. For their story click here.

Tammy and Marcus. For their story click  here

Tammy and Marcus. For their story click here

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Increased Need for Seniors

Burned out by Fire

Your contributions helped reduce the trauma of a serious fire for a retiree.

An Apartment fire resulted in a need of housing for a 76-year-old Sweet Home woman.

She had worked hard and has a pension, but was without a place to live for the first time in her life.

For the her complete story click here.

Podcasts: On the Radio

Radio Interviews- The mp3 podcasts are from the live radio broadcasts that aired on 1580 KGAL Valley Talk. The latest podcast features John Donovan (Vice President/ Development Director), Wayne Oakes (Assistant Executive Director), Pat Loy (Volunteer) and Jim Willhight (Media & Development Consultant). 

Home for the Holidays- Listen all or part of the three hour radio broadcast by Clicking here for the Home for the Holidays Radio page.

Radio Marketing - Radio commercials for Thrift Store, U-Haul and Woodlot, Christmas Tree Lots and fundraisers. To listen click here.

Farm Manager Emma Dean moving a load of Campfire Wood Bundles. Our Campfire wood is sold at 17 regional Coastal Stores, and select Linn County Campgrounds and at our  woodlot .

Farm Manager Emma Dean moving a load of Campfire Wood Bundles. Our Campfire wood is sold at 17 regional Coastal Stores, and select Linn County Campgrounds and at our woodlot.

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.

Thank You Sponsors

Campfire Wood Bundles to Cords Delivered and Stacked

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Need Firewood?

We have volumes from single Campfire size bundles to multiple cords delivered and stacked.

Inez Neal accepting the “Spirit of Pastor Bailey” Award for Volunteer of the year from Pastor John Leon, Executive Director.

Inez Neal accepting the “Spirit of Pastor Bailey” Award for Volunteer of the year from Pastor John Leon, Executive Director.

Volunteer of the year

Inez Neal was the recipient of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year.

Inez, a longtime volunteer at the Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store was presented the award at the Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction on April 23, 2019.

Thank You!

Thank you to the sponsors, donors, staff and volunteers who made the Ninth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction the biggest to date raising over $120,000.

Next event: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Willamette Expo Center, Linn County Fairgrounds.

For more information click here or for pics (Here).

From the Front Page

For archived newspaper articles about Albany Helping Hands click here.

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