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.
January Kitchen Total: 8,000+ hot Meals Served
Meal Service Up almost 12%, more than 88,000 Meals Annually
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.
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.