Volunteers Stretching Donor Dollars

An Interview with Pat Loy, Continuing Education Volunteer

Pat Loy, long time Volunteer Teacher for the Continuing Education/ GED Program at Albany Helping Hands

Pat Loy, long time Volunteer Teacher for the Continuing Education/ GED Program at Albany Helping Hands

Brand new: An Interview with Pat Loy, long time Volunteer Teacher for the Continuing Education/ GED Program at Albany Helping Hands.

Her interview will be aired on Valley Talk, a live local talk show produced and aired on Albany’s 1580 KGAL.

The show will air Monday, September 9th, 2019 from 9:30 to 10:00 am.

To listen to the interview click here or to read the transcript of the click here.

 
We have been fortunate that we have had so much support from our community. Our education (program) has to this point, been a no-cost program its volunteers.
— Pat Loy, Volunteer Continuing Education/ GED Teacher


Emma Deane, New Farm Manager

Emma Deane, Farm Manager

Emma Deane, Farm Manager

Albany Helping Hands Executive Director John Leon recently announced the appointment of Emma Deane as Albany Helping Hands Farm Manager.

Emma will oversee the U-Haul, Woodlot, Christmas Tree Lots, and other farm operations located at the “Farm” at 5050 Santiam Highway SE, one-third mile east of Walmart and Coastal Stores in east Albany on Highway 20.

For a few words from Emma about her background and career, click here.


The Bailey Home

“Bailey Home” for Single Mothers with Children.

“Bailey Home” for Single Mothers with Children.

The new “Bailey Home” a place for single women with children to call home is now open and is at capacity, occupied by single mothers with children.

The Bailey Home, a former church, at 103 East Main, Albany (the corner of 1st and Main) is now a six-bedroom home with 2 1/2 baths, a full kitchen with accessories, and two washers and dryers.

With the addition of the latest two families consisting of mothers with children, the Bailey Home is now at capacity.

Pastor John Leon, discusses the Pastor Baileys dream of sheltering those in need in his blog “A Dream Becomes a Reality!

The Bailey Home is named to commemorate Albany Helping Hands founder, the late Pastor Les Bailey. His faith in the Lord and Love for people molded his vision in the building of the organization.

You can read Pastor John’s blog post by clicking here. For more information on the Bailey Home click here.


Your Donations Enriching Lives

Story of Tammy and Marcus

In a recent radio interview, Pastor John Leon (Executive Director) discussed how your generous contributions contributed to the lives of Marcus and Tammy. For their story click here.

Tammy and Marcus. For their story click  here

Tammy and Marcus. For their story click here

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Increased Need for Seniors

Burned out by Fire

Your contributions helped reduce the trauma of a serious fire for a retiree.

An Apartment fire resulted in a need of housing for a 76-year-old Sweet Home woman.

She had worked hard and has a pension, but was without a place to live for the first time in her life.

For the her complete story click here.

 

From Campfire Wood Bundles to Cords of Firewood Delivered and Stacked, we’ve got you covered

Farm Manager Emma Dean moving a load of Campfire Wood Bundles. Our Campfire wood is sold at 17 regional Coastal Stores, and select Linn County Campgrounds and at our  woodlot .

Farm Manager Emma Dean moving a load of Campfire Wood Bundles. Our Campfire wood is sold at 17 regional Coastal Stores, and select Linn County Campgrounds and at our woodlot.

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Need Firewood?

We have volumes from single Campfire size bundles to multiple cords delivered and stacked.

 
Podcasts: On the Radio

Radio Interviews- The increased need for housing for seniors, the Bailey Home, and a wrap up of the Dinner Auction Fundraiser were the subjects of a recent radio interview.

The mp3 podcasts are from the live radio broadcasts that aired on 1580 KGAL Valley Talk. Jeff McMahon, KGAL Valley Talk Host interviewed Pastor John Leon (Executive Director) and Jim Willhight (Media & Development Consultant). 

Radio KGAL Valley Talk Interview from 2016 with Dan Kress (left), John Donovan (center) and Jim Willhight (right)

Radio KGAL Valley Talk Interview from 2016 with Dan Kress (left), John Donovan (center) and Jim Willhight (right)

Earlier Podcasts of interviews with AHH Board Members, Management, Staff, Volunteers and Guests are also online. For a directory of podcasts click here.

Home for the Holidays- Listen all or part of the three hour radio broadcast by Clicking here for the Home for the Holidays Radio page.

Radio Marketing - We've posted radio commercials for our retail Thrift Store, Flower, U-Haul, Woodlot operations; annual Anniversary and Home for the Holidays fundraisers and ads for our Christmas Tree Lots. To listen or download click here.

 
T o download newsletter PDF file for reading and printing   click here.

To download newsletter PDF file for reading and printing click here.

Thank You!

Thank you to the sponsors, donors, staff and volunteers who made the Ninth Annual Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction the biggest to date raising over $120,000.

Next event: Tuesday, April 21, 2020, Willamette Expo Center, Linn County Fairgrounds.

For more information click here or for pics (Here).

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

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

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To help relieve suffering and brokenness by providing basic life necessities, in love, while restoring the life Jesus Christ has destined for everyone.
— Albany Helping Hands Mission Statement

Thank You Sponsors

On a New Path- Allen’s Story

Check out the new Shelter Guest Blog. The first posting is from Albany Helping Hands Kitchen Supervisor Allen. Read the blog post “On a New Path- Allen’s Story" by clicking here.

Inez Neal accepting the “Spirit of Pastor Bailey” Award for Volunteer of the year from Pastor John Leon, Executive Director.

Inez Neal accepting the “Spirit of Pastor Bailey” Award for Volunteer of the year from Pastor John Leon, Executive Director.

Volunteer of the year

Inez Neal was the recipient of the "Spirit of Pastor Bailey" award for Volunteer of Year.

Inez, a longtime volunteer at the Albany Helping Hands Thrift Store was presented the award at the Bridge of Hope Dinner Auction on April 23, 2019.

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From the Front Page
Click   here   for story and obituary

Click here for story and obituary

Please check out the front page newspaper story  “ Shelter from the Storm ”  about our 20th Anniversary can be read by   clicking here  .

Please check out the front page newspaper story Shelter from the Storm about our 20th Anniversary can be read by clicking here.

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Click on Image of Coupon above and save coupon to your mobile device or print out coupon and present to store clerk for your $5.00 savings on any purchase of $20.00 or more.

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