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(Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization)

Volunteers helping Jefferson County residents
live independently

News - August 2012

ECHHO NEWSLETTER
August 2012

Thank You Fair Booth Volunteers!

To all of those who volunteered to help out with the ECHHO booth at this year’s Jefferson County Fair, we would like to extend a big thank you! The dedication of volunteers is the key ingredient to ECHHO’s success and the community is so grateful for what the volunteers make possible. We had a lot of positive response at the booth and as a result we have received many inquiries from folks who are interested in volunteering for ECHHO. We also received financial donations from fair attendees who are already familiar with ECHHO or had just learned about ECHHO.



ECHHO Organizes Advisory Board

ECHHO’s Board of Directors has formed an Advisory Board of Jefferson County leaders to provide counsel as to how we can more effectively serve county residents.

Advisory Board members are: Mike Blair, past president of United Good Neighbors and retired superintendent of Chimacum Schools; Vic Dirksen, retired CEO of Jefferson Healthcare; Pastor Elizabeth Felt, Peace Lutheran Fellowship; Roberta Frissell, Jefferson County Board of Health; Alan Greenwald, MD, orthopedic surgeon; Michelle Sandoval, Windermere Realty co-owner, Port Townsend City Council member and past PT mayor; and Father John Topel, Saint Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church.



ECHHO VOLUNTEERS OFFERED AARP DRIVER SAFETY COURSE

Learn proven safety strategies to maintain your confidence behind the wheel.

DATE: SEPTEMBER 24 and 25
TIME: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
LOCATION: First Presbyterian, 1111 Franklin St., Port Townsend
TO REGISTER: Call Vicky at 360-385-2525
$12 for AARP members
$14 for non-members

Participants may qualify for a discount on their car insurance.



An Evening of Early Music to Benefit ECHHO

September’s Candlelight Concert will be a unique treat of early music featuring musical scores spanning the Renaissance years performed by, Moonflower, an a capella octet. They will be complemented by a three member instrumental group featuring recorder and two viola da gambas. The concert will be held at Trinity United Methodist Church on Thursday, September 27th at 7:00 PM.

Doors open at 6:30 PM, Trinity United Methodist Church, 609 Taylor Street, across from the Community Center, Uptown – admission is by a suggested $10 donation (children admitted free) to benefit ECHHO – Ecumenical Christian Helping Hands Organization. Refreshments will be served following the performance. Call: (360) 774-1644 for further information.

JULY 2012 SERVICE STATISTICS
PEOPLE SERVED
Record Number
VOLUNTEER HOURS MEDICAL EQUIPMENT LOANED
TOTAL Rides to Medical Appointments Other Volunteer Services Volunteers Participating Miles Driven
139 289.5 184 105.5 45 3,905 158

To make a monetary donation, mail your check to
ECHHO, 1110 Jefferson Street, 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.
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