Anawim will be on hiatus for a few months, beginning March 1. We will be cancelling all our services in Gresham and Portland except for a work day/food distribution every Friday, beginning March 13 at our location at 19626 NE Glisan, Gresham.
The reason for our “break” is because we have been losing volunteers and finances over the last year, but those needing our services has only increased. We need to take some time to do volunteer recruiting/training and to apply for grants. Depending on how quickly we obtain new volunteers and get them trained, we may be scaled back for a month and a half or three months. Or we may get some volunteers trained and gradually get services opened a bit at a time.
Our facility will host a mobile shower unit on Friday mornings and an open meal on Wednesdays from 3 to 4pm.
If you are local to Portland or Gresham and you would like to be a long term volunteer, please contact Steve Kimes at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are still interested in donating clothing or food during our hiatus, then we will take in donations on Fridays from 10am to 2pm.
We will still be needing donations, as we still have rent and utilities and people to feed… just not as many big meals.
Thank you all for your support during our time of reorganization, so we can come back stronger and better than ever!
What difficult news to hear! I wish there were easier ways than PayPal to donate automatically, as I continue to have problems with them on their end. I will put something in the mail today.