Fundraiser a Huge Success at $16,794 over goal!

  Thank you donors for your generous contributions which help impact lives on a daily basis.  We are over our goal but your contributions are still needed and appreciated as the number of homeless continues to increase.  More on how you can get involved by clicking   here    .     For  more information  on how many lives you impact see our census and meal count web page by     clicking here   .

Thank you donors for your generous contributions which help impact lives on a daily basis. We are over our goal but your contributions are still needed and appreciated as the number of homeless continues to increase.

More on how you can get involved by clicking here. For more information on how many lives you impact see our census and meal count web page by clicking here.

Pastor John's Message

"Our AHH 'Miracle!"

I will never forget that day.  It was Sunday, May 6, 2018, when I received the phone call around 12:24 pm that Andrew had jumped from the overpass adjacent to our shelter. 

It was at least a 150 ft. drop below to the Jackson St. pavement.  I immediately drove to Corvallis Samaritan Hospital where he was taken. 

We did not know if he would live or die.  I didn’t want him to be alone. 

[Continued. Pastor John's blog available by Clicking here or in our latest newsletter.]

 Click on image for our 20th Anniversary Edition Newsletter with Pastor John's message "An AHH 'Miracle'" .

Click on image for our 20th Anniversary Edition Newsletter with Pastor John's message "An AHH 'Miracle'" .

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.

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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.

More details in story "Campfire Wood Hot" in Albany Helping Hands newsletter or by clicking here. 

Thank you Coastal

Recently our wood log splitter used extensively at the woodlot to split cut logs into firewood sized for fireplace and wood-stove heat sources. We also split logs and bundle into campfire wood packages for wholesale and retails sales.

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The log splitter was recently stolen 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.

 For the latest Census of Housing and Meals Served please check out  our    Meal Count & Housing Census     web page.

For the latest Census of Housing and Meals Served please check out our Meal Count & Housing Census web page.


Media Watch:
Newspaper & Radio

Albany Democrat Herald & Corvallis Gazette Times Front Page Article

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.

 Click   here   for story

Click here for story

AHH on the Radio

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

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.

Volunteer of the year: John Donovan

 John Donovan a frequent guest on SmartTalk 1580  KGAL's Valley Talk , a daily live local radio show.

John Donovan a frequent guest on SmartTalk 1580 KGAL's Valley Talk, a daily live local radio show.

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  long time volunteer at the shelter and currently serves as Development Director  and as a member of the Board of Directors for Albany Helping Hands.

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Thank You Bridge of Hope Sponsors

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

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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.

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National Day of Prayer Message

Pastor John Leon, Executive Director, of Albany Helping Hands, was asked to pray at the annual National Day of Prayer gathering held on the steps of Linn County Courthouse.  To read his message, "Prayer For A Life Without Lack" please click here.