Pastor John's Message "Grateful To God… And For You!"

Executive Director, Pastor John Leon's January blog: "Grateful to God... and for You" is now online. In his latest message Pastor John discusses Albany Helping Hands housing expansion projects, the Jason Gould Memorial Tractor campaign, and commentary on  the Housing Census.  Read Pastor's blog by clicking here.

In 2017 we provided a record number of meals... Also, the need for shelter increased... The last five months of the year we were operating at maximum occupancy, which was unusual, but understandable due to the acute housing shortage in our area and statewide.
— Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, Albany Helping Hands
Click here to read or download the new 2018 Newsletter with Pastor John’s Message where he discusses Food and Bed counts, current expansion, and  Jason’s Tractor Fund.

Click here to read or download the new 2018 Newsletter with Pastor John’s Message where he discusses Food and Bed counts, current expansion, and  Jason’s Tractor Fund.

January Kitchen Total:  8,000+ hot Meals Served

Meal Service Up almost 12%, more than 88,000 Meals Annually

The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 70,000 to 90,000 meals per year.  The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line.  The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year.

The analytic Annual Meals Served is shown as a vertical blue bar with it's scale to the left ranging from 70,000 to 90,000 meals per year. 

The Bed Night totals are illustrated by the dotted red line.  The scale is on the right side of the graph ranging from 28,000 to 38,000 bed nights per year.

With January's monthly total of 8,042 meals served, an increase of 403 meals versus January 2017 the 365 day rolling totaled 88,051. This is the total meals served over the annual rolling period ending January 31, 2018. 

That is an increase of 9,330 meals versus the 12 month rolling total for the same period last year.

The graph (below right) illustrates the upward trend in the need for both food and housing services since February 2017.

Both the Annual Meals Served and Bed Nights analytics  increased by double digit percentages over 2016.

 The housing census showed an even larger increase of 15.6%, a total of 36,838 bed-night over the 12 month rolling period. 

You will find more information at our Meal Count & Housing Census web page.


Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction

Our Eighth Annual Bridge Of Hope Dinner Auction is scheduled for Thursday April 19th, 2018  from 5:00 to 9:00 pm at the Main Exhibition Hall at the Linn County Expo Center.

The recognition dinner and fundraiser auction is the shelter and Kitchens primary annual fundraiser. For more information of how your business, church or organization click here.


Media Watch

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.

The latest posting the Valley Talk radio interview from November 15th. Topics Include the opening of five Albany Helping Hands Christmas Tree Lots, plans for additional housing, Anniversary Fundraiser update, latest housing census and meal service count and the upcoming Home for the Holidays on the Radio.  Representing AHH was Development Director John Donovan and Jim Willhight Media/ Development Consultant who was joined by KGAL Newshost Jeff McMahan.

Newspaper Stories:  Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.

Volunteer Of The YearMarilee Sapp is the recipient of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award. More information from Democrat Herald front page article.

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    About Albany Helping Hands

    Learn about the ministry of Albany Helping Hands, it's faith based mission and methods plus it's history back to the 1980's and the growing community of generous supporters,  donors and volunteers

    For a description of services, programs, and facilities at Albany Helping Hands, click the What, WhoPrograms, Retail and News sections.

    For information on our Thrift Store, Firewood Lot, Pasture Raised Chicken Farm or our U-Haul Rental Dealership, click on the links (in blue) or the "Retail" link on the main menu.

    To talk with us or arrange a tour please contact Pastor John or  Wayne Oakes at 541-926-4036.

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    — Proverbs 22:9 KJV

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