Source: A plea for some help at the Newport Homeless Services Center – News Lincoln County
From Traci Flowers (who is in the hospital trying to get well)…
Friends I need some help! I missed a whole week at the shelter last week and I will miss at least Monday this week due to my extended hospital stay. The Center needs of a few people who are willing to volunteer even if only for an hour or so. I have two volunteers that run the shelter with me daily and they can show you exactly what to do. Even if you can only be there for an hour and it’s just to sit and have a cup of coffee with someone or let them talk, it makes a big difference in the way people feel and the success of the center. Of course there are jobs to be done as well if you are up for one of those like passing out food from the kitchen or helping somebody on a computer.
If any of you are able to help please text me or call me at 541.270.8447.
Source: A plea from Grace Wins to help pump up the level of services to our local homeless…. – News Lincoln County
Excerpts from the article:
We have been so blessed by this community and the donations given financially which is producing supplies and volunteer hours.
Many community members continue to ask what are your daily needs?
Below is a list of things that we need every day.
- sleeping bags
- individual servings of lunch and breakfast items like
- frozen waffles
- breakfast sandwiches
- pot pies
- hot chocolate
- paper products including
- men’s jeans
- soft fruit
- flower pots to plant “starts” for the garden
- potting soil
- shower passes from the Newport Recreation Center
- bus tickets
- financial donations
If any of you in our community can help in meeting these needs it would be greatly appreciated. Donations can be dropped off at 437 NE 1st Street in Newport – Monday through Thursday from 9am to 4pm or by calling 541-265-1974.
Chowder Bowl will host the March 7th “Dine Out for Samaritan House.” The restaurant, renowned for their thick and creamy clam chowder, will generously donate 50% of sales to help support Samaritan House, a shelter for homeless families with children. Theirs is by far the biggest donation of any monthly Dine Out each year! In fact, they are the largest donor in the Because We Care Club, made up of corporate or group donors to Samaritan House. Read more…
Source: Fundraiser for Samaritan House at The Chowder Bowl!! – News Lincoln County
Continued cold weather has forced the extension of warming shelter nights at the Newport Warming Shelter. AND THEY NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR MONDAY NIGHT!
If you’d like to volunteer please call Traci Goff-Flowers at 541.270.8447
Source: Volunteers needed for Monday night at the Newport Warming Shelter! – News Lincoln County
Source: Join Family Promise “Tsunami Run” to care for homeless families – News Lincoln County
Family Promise of Lincoln County announces its first Tsunami Run to help fund their Homeless Program in Lincoln County.
The innovative fundraising workout will see teams of three people meet at one of four participating gyms in Lincoln City on March 22nd and take part in a 30 minute run/walk on a treadmill. Exceptions will be made for those with health issues who choose to participate on another machine such as a stationary bicycle. “This is an event for any level of athlete to join.” stated Sue Anderson, Family Promise Board President. “Just the fun of getting together with two other people to help these families through donations can be the goal. Get your friends together and sign up for a good time.”
The teams signs up at a favorite workout location and a set time slot at that gym. Two winning teams will be named including both the team with the most donations raised as well as a team with the most miles recorded in the 30 minute time slot. Two awesome gift packages will be given to the winning teams. All proceeds will support Family Promise in helping families experiencing homelessness get back on their feet and into their own homes again.
“We are so lucky this year to have a grant from the Collins Foundation to receive matching funds for any donation made by a person giving to Family Promise for the first time.” added Elizabeth Reyes, Executive Director of Family Promise. “Teams just need to let us know who the new donor is and they will get credit for twice the amount donated by that person.”
The gyms participating in the event are:
* Fitness 101 at 7755 Hwy 101 in the Salishan Marketplace, 541-996-6101
* The Lincoln City Community Center at 2150 NE Oar Place, 541-994-2131 (16 or older)
* Chinook Winds Fitness Center at 3245 NW 50th, 541-994-4474 (15 or older)
* Taft Athletic at 4744 Hwy 101, 541-614-1446 (18 or older)
Participating gyms have paperwork, sign-up sheets and time slots available. Call or stop in to register.
Family Promise of Lincoln County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide shelter, meals and comprehensive assistance to homeless and low-income families with children in Lincoln County while they seek to achieve sustainable independent living. This is achieved through a collaborative community effort and based off a proven successful national model that partners with local congregations and social service agencies to provide practical and effective services. For more information, call Family Promise at 541-614-0964.
Source: Grace Wins Haven Needs Volunteers!! – News Lincoln County
Hazardous Weather Shelter open Tonight [3/1/18]!!! We are in need of lots of community support.. from people hanging signs, to doing laundry, preparing dinner (must have a food handlers card) working a shift at the shelter, helping get equipment to fairgrounds etc.. something for everyone!!! We also need donations of: French bread, salad, juice, milk, hot beverages, creamer, sugar, paper plates, paper bowls, cups, plastic ware, soft fruit, desserts, individual serve breakfast items and lunch items that can be made in microwave or toaster oven!!
Volunteers please call: 541.270.8447