Lots open: Saturday, December 1st, 2018
In what is an annual tradition the Albany Helping Hands Christmas Tree Lots open Saturday, December 1, 2018 at five Albany Location. For Christmas Tree Lot locations and more information click here.
Pastor Les Bailey Passes
Campfire Wood To Coastal stores And Linn County Parks
Albany Helping Hands has ramped up firewood lot operations to provide wholesale quantities of bundled campfire wood to Coastal Stores and to the Linn County Parks Department.
The wood is resold at Coastal's 17 stores from Klamath Falls to the south to Mount Vernon up north. AHH also provides campfire bundles at wholesale to be resold retail at Waterloo, Sunnyside and Edgewater Linn County Parks.
Thank you: cascade Timber Consulting
A thank you to Milt Moran and the folks at Cascade Timber Consulting in Sweet Home for providing log-truck loads of scrap timber that we cut for firewood.
Thank you Coastal
Recently our wood log splitter was stolen. It was used extensively at the woodlot to split cut logs into firewood sized pieces for fireplace and wood-stove heat sources. We also split logs and bundle into campfire wood packages for wholesale and retails sales.
The log splitter was taken overnight from the Firewood lot located 1/3 mile east of Coastal and Walmart on highway 20. This was an expensive piece of equipment and is critical to our woodlot and wholesale campfire wood operations.
In this time of need, Buzz Wheeler, President of Coastal stepped up and donated a new wood splitter to Albany Helping Hands to replace the pilfered equipment. Thank you Buzz.
Coastal (Formally Coastal Farm and Ranch) is a long time supporter of Albany Helping Hands and donor, and a Platinum Sponsor of the Albany Helping Hands 2018 Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Thank you Buzz and Coastal Farm for this special donation and your continued support.
Newspaper & Radio
Albany Democrat Herald & Corvallis Gazette Times
AHH 20th Anniversary
Please check out an excellent front page story “Shelter from the Storm” about Albany Helping Hands and it’s 20th Anniversary.
The in depth article, published Sunday, September 9, 2018 was written by Jennifer Moody a reporter for the Albany Democrat Herald and Corvallis Gazette Times.
AHH on the Radio
New! Home for the Holidays on the Radio 2018- All three hours of the KSHO broadcast and the KGAL cut ins are available for listening or download from this website as a mp3 podcast. Click here for the Home for the Holidays Radio page.
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.
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.
Newspaper Stories: Past Albany Democrat Herald articles featuring Albany Helping Hands guests, volunteers and staff.
Thank You Bridge of Hope Sponsors
We Sincerely Thank You
Albany Helping Hands is grateful to those who Contributed to the Eighth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction which was a big success with approximately 360 guests attending the event .
This year's event on April 19, 2018 was located again at the Linn County Event and Expo Center.
Volunteer of the year: John Donovan
At the latest Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction. Pastor John Leon, Albany Helping Hands Executive Director presented the annual "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year to John Donovan.
Donovan is a 19 year long-time volunteer at the shelter and currently serves as Vice President / Development Director and as a member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.