In The Shadow Of The Moon

Totality At Albany Helping Hands

Albany Helping Hands is in the Path of the moon's shadow and will experience a rare total Eclipse of the sun. We will be in the path of totality, the sun totally blocked by the moon for 1 minute 50.9 seconds.

The partial eclipse in Albany, Oregon starts five seconds after 9:05 am on Monday, August 21, 2017. The moon will increasingly block the sun until it covers the sun entirely (start of Total Eclipse) at 10:17:06.2 AM.

The times vary for other communities. Please Check our Total Eclipse web page for local eclipse time tables,  length of the total darkness, percent obscured, Magnitude, Azimuth and Altitude of Sun, Maps of the total eclipse (US, Oregon and Linn County),  weather forecasts from five sources, links to media coverage and links to online resources about the event.

Weather Forecast for Eclipse Morning

Clear or cloudy in Albany?  That is the big question.  Here is the forecast from  the Portland office of the National Weather Service for 10 AM, August 21, 2017:

Mostly Sunny, 65 degrees, Winds NNW to 6 MPG, chance of clear sky 72%, Chance of rain during eclipse 2%. More information here.

Albany Helping Hands lies just 9 miles south of the path of maximum totally (red line on map).   The two purple lines are the northern and southern limits of totality.  For eclipse information click here.

Albany Helping Hands lies just 9 miles south of the path of maximum totally (red line on map).   The two purple lines are the northern and southern limits of totality.  For eclipse information click here.

What's New

- Latest Service Update: The July statistics s are in and our twelve month (rolling total) meal count again surpasses 83,200, continuing the upward trend since January .  

Also trending up, the need for housing, as our housing census (annual bed nights) totals top 33,000. You can find a new graph paralleling for comparison the meal and census data.Find this month to month information at Meal Count & Housing Census.

- June Newsletter plus archives of previous newsletters back to 2015.

- Campfire Wood Bundles $5.00 each. Pick them up at the AHH Woodlot or Thrift Store.

Thank you Bridge of Hope Sponsors

- Jason's Tractor Funds are designated for the purchase of a used Farm Tractor with Front Loader. This farm implement will be utilized at our Woodlot to load wood for delivery and at the AHH farm. To date we are at 39.6% of our $20,000 goal. More information here.

Thank you to those who have given. We have raised $7,943 for Jason's Tractor Fund.  The remaining need: $12,057.

Thank you to those who have given. We have raised $7,943 for Jason's Tractor Fund.  The remaining need: $12,057.

- Valuable Coupons. Save 25%. Click coupon to right to save $5.00 on a $20.00 purchase at our Thrift Store or Save $4.00 on our one of our plump and tasty Pasture Raised Chickens.

Recognition: Marilee Sapp is the annual winner of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award presentation at the spring Bridge of Hope Dinner auction to the shelter's Volunteer of the year. 

Please check out local newspaper reporter Jennifer Moody's  front page article in the Albany Democrat Herald (April 27, 2017 edition). 

Please Get Involved

 

Items of interest

 

For SaleTruck and a Car

  • 2003 Ford Taurus, Under 100,000 miles, great shape
  • 1986 Ford Cargo 7000, 20 foot box, runs good
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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 community of generous 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.

We Sincerely Thank You

If you have donated or helped, thank you for your caring and generosity.

Nineteen years of generous donations have been transformed into blessings for those in need, impacting lives daily.

He that hath a bountiful eye shall be blessed; for he giveth of his bread to the poor.
— Proverbs 22:9 KJV

We thank the caring individuals, churches, organizations and businesses  who have contributed. Your generosity is greatly appreciated. 

Your new donations are welcome and are critically needed for us to continue our ongoing ministry. 

Please contribute online with a secure one time credit or debit charge to your MasterCard, Visa, Discover or American Express.

If you prefer, please mail your check, drop off at office, or phone in your contributions.

Albany Helping Hands is now a U-Haul Rental Dealer.  Click here for more information.

Albany Helping Hands is now a U-Haul Rental Dealer.  Click here for more information.

Try our plump, great tasting Pasture Raised Chickens raised at the Albany Helping Hands farm by the guests and staff..  Click here for a $4.00 off coupon and save on a tasty bird for your dinner table.

Try our plump, great tasting Pasture Raised Chickens raised at the Albany Helping Hands farm by the guests and staff..  Click here for a $4.00 off coupon and save on a tasty bird for your dinner table.

Thank you to these Bridge of Hope Sponsors

Click on image above for our Housing Census Count and Meals served data.

Click on image above for our Housing Census Count and Meals served data.

U-Haul Dealership 

We are now an Authorized U-Haul Rental Dealership.  The rentals are located next to Albany Helping Hands Woodlot at 5150 Santiam Highway SE, Albany.