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(Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization)

Volunteers helping Jefferson County residents
live independently

News - September 2011

ECHHO NEWSLETTER
September 2011

ECHHO’s Linda Cooley Receives First Annual
UGN Good Neighbor Award

Linda Cooley

On Friday, September 16th, UGN kicked-off their 2012 Campaign with a celebration honoring their first annual Good Neighbor Award recipient. With Mayor Michelle Sandoval making a proclamation, the award was presented to Linda Cooley for her outstanding contributions as a community volunteer. Serving as a Board member, office manager, and volunteer driver, Ms. Cooley has gone to extraordinary lengths for ECHHO and our clients. Presentation of Award to Linda Cooley Linda’s administrative and interpersonal skills have been instrumental in resolving serious issues that have challenged ECHHO’s future. Her patience and compassion have made immeasurable differences to our care receivers. She is truly a “Good Neighbor Hero” and her Award is richly deserved! Congratulations Linda! We can never thank you enough for all of the dedication and energy you have given in service to the community.




Jefferson County Caregiver Coalition
Presents a Free Caregiver Workshop

On Saturday, October 1, 2011 from 8:45 am – 3:30 pm at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Fellowship located at 2333 San Juan Avenue in Port Townsend, a free caregiver workshop will be presented. The event is sponsored by Jefferson Healthcare and the Olympic Area Agency on Aging. ECHHO will have an information table at the event and needs volunteers to hand out literature during the morning shift (8:45-12:00) and the afternoon shift (12:00 to 3:30). Please contact us if you can help. Morning beverages and snacks as well as lunch will be provided. This will be another great opportunity for ECHHO to make itself known to the community.

AUGUST 2011 STATISTICS
In August we served a record number of clients – 130. August was a very busy month!
PEOPLE SERVED VOLUNTEER HOURS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANED
TOTAL Rides to Medical Appointments Other Volunteer Services Miles Driven
130 359.5 257.5 102 5,458 147

To make a monetary donation, mail your check to
ECHHO, 1110 Jefferson St., Port Townsend, WA 98368.
If you would like to donate medical equipment or volunteer, please call us
at (360) 379-3246 or email us: echhopt@qwestoffice.net.
Thank you for your support!

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