Hood River Warming Shelter is now open for the winter season!
— Steve Kimes (All light text is a link to articles that prove the sentence) I have a number of friends who are activists for various causes. And I love the causes. We are in a water crisis when corporations sell water back to those in drought. Black men are being attacked by U.S. society. […]
Can you imagine not having enough money to clean your clothes? How might others treat you if you wore the same, dirty clothes every day? Do you think potential employers would give you an interview? It’s easy to take clean clothes for granted, yet something so simple, so basic, can make a world of difference […]
Our Warm the Night party, November 7th, will feature a silent auction of services and opportunities donated by community churches, individuals, and civic organizations. There will be desserts, wine, and live music (also babysitting for kids), and a fun prize for the group or individual raising the most money with their donated services.
— Andy Wade — A recent article in Grist Magazine took a look at Tent Cities in Seattle. I have friends who have worked with Nicklesville, one of those tent cities, and others who have helped sponsor them. There’s a lot of fear about tent cities. Won’t they attract drugs, alcohol, and crime? The statistics […]
This simple slideshow walks through why and how people become homeless. The author identifies three major factors for those who find themselves without a place to live: Structural factors, System failures, and Individual circumstances. While it’s easy to think, “This could never happen to me!” you might be surprised just how easy it is to become un-housed! […]
— Andy Wade — In this powerful TEDx talk Seattle architect, Rex Hohlbein, shares the story of how his eyes were opened not just to the plight of those experiencing homelessness but also to the people and stories, the real lives, of those living outside. Our involvement with the un-housed is not a one-way street, […]
Because we have limited space we do not accept donations of clothing, blankets, hats, gloves, scarves, or food. If you have clothing donations we encourage you to contact Valley Christian Church’s thrift shop. Our guests receive clothing vouchers for free clothes and other items from the store and all proceeds from the store go back into the local community.
Please donate food to FISH food bank.
We do accept donation of sleeping bags, in good working condition.
We also accept financial donations either through our website or by check mailed to: Hood River Warming Shelter / PO Box 656 / Hood River, OR 97031.