Winds, Rain, Snow and Cold Expected
This from the National Weather Service (posted 6:25 pm 2/17/2014)
URGENT - WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE
From: National Weather Service Portland OR, 252 PM PST Sat Feb 17 2018
For: Central Willamette Valley-South Willamette Valley- Including the cities of Salem, McMinnville, Woodburn, Stayton, Dallas, Eugene, Springfield, Corvallis, Albany, and Lebanon
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY from 4 AM Sunday to 4 AM Monday
Snow expected. Total snow accumulations 1 to 2 inches above 800 feet. But, areas below 800 feet may see brief occasional accumulations of less than one inch at times, mainly early Sunday morning, and again Sunday night when snow levels lower to near the valley floor.
Forecast (as of: 2/17/2018 6:30 pm)
Saturday Night- Rain showers before 4am, then rain and snow showers. Low around 36. Breezy, with a southwest wind 17 to 22 mph decreasing to 11 to 16 mph after midnight. Winds could gust as high as 34 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday- Rain and snow showers before 10am, then rain showers between 10am and 4pm, then rain, possibly mixed with snow showers after 4pm. Steady temperature around 39. West southwest wind 10 to 14 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. Little or no snow accumulation expected.
Sunday Night- Snow showers likely, mainly before 10pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 24. North northwest wind 5 to 8 mph. Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
Washington's Birthday- Mostly sunny, with a high near 38. North wind around 6 mph.
Monday Night - Mostly clear, with a low around 22. Light and variable wind.
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.
AHH Kitchen Service Up 11% - 87,648 Hot Meals Served
Albany Helping Hands served 87,648 hot meals in 2017, an 11.2% increase over 2016.
That is an increase of 8,815 meals versus 2016.
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 annual bed-night total 36,373, an increase of 12.6%..
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.
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.
We Sincerely Thank You
If you have donated thank you for your caring and generosity.
Nineteen years of generous donations have been transformed into blessings for those in need, impacting lives on a daily basis.
We thank the caring individuals, churches, organizations and businesses who have contributed to Albany Helping Hands, your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Your new donations are helpful for us to continue our ongoing mission. You can contribute online with a secure one time credit or debit charge to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.
Thank you to these Bridge of Hope Sponsors