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Hello, Friends!

Dear Hope Station Friends,

We are thankful to be able to continue to send you updates on the progress of Hope Station as a reminder of the good things that are happening in such a chaotic world. We are so grateful to God and to many of you who have the heart of service and willingly give each week, in many different ways, for this organization to succeed.

Many people have faithfully donated to us without ever seeing Hope Station. If you want to visit us, our volunteer family is willing to give you a tour to show you how your donations have blessed us and the families in the community. You will be amazed see to a busy place, with trucks unloading, volunteers in the office, others cleaning, arranging food on the shelves, weighing donations, etc. Our Lord is keeping track; your hours of labor and donations are recorded in His book and He has the rewards ready. In order to reap the blessing, we must be prepared to do the work.

AN UNUSUAL SUMMER OF GREAT DONATIONS

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This summer has been the most unique since 2008 with pallets loaded with fresh produce: Broccoli, Cantaloupe, Watermelon, Peaches, Strawberries and Blueberries! Thank you Salem Harvest and other gardeners! You brought many smiles to our shopping families who would not have be able to afford it otherwise.

OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH OTHER NON-PROFITS: In order to maximize and avoid any waste, we collaborate with other non-profits who serve the same group of people- individuals and families in need. This partnership allows us to increase our variety to our shopper by sharing our overage with them and them with us. For example, this summer, we received more broccoli than we can use. We offered some of the overage to another non-profit and in exchange, they provided us with their overage of watermelon, potatoes, and cantaloupe. This is a win-win situation for both them and us.

PALLET RACKS: Our new extension quickly filled up with donations and we were in desperate need of pallet racks. Not only did Suburban Garbage Services blessed us by donating the needed racks, they also installed and bolted them down for us. Now our pallets are snugly stacked along our new walls giving us more room for more donations!

OUR HONORED VOLUNTEER

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Though we have many volunteers and value and are grateful for all they do, we want to honor MIKE KASE for the many hours he has contributed to Hope Station. Mike works almost full time at Hope Station, with no pay. He is up early in the morning to drive to distant places to pick up donations. He runs the forklift to stack and unstack pallets. He helps supervise the warehouse, working with our Warehouse Manager, Lupe Rubles. He is always available to do anything, at any time. I asked him why he does this; his replay, “I love to do it.”

A Big Thank You, Mike!

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VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Hope Station has grown to the point that we need more helpers! There is so much to do here! Perhaps you think that volunteers are needed to scrub the floors and stack food on the shelves. Yes, that is true, but we need many of you to join us for other duties, also. Here are a few examples:

▪ Do you like to write? We need people in this area to keep up our information on Facebook, help writing our newsletter, and other writing projects!
▪ Do you enjoy driving and have a clean driving record? We need volunteers to drive the Hope Station van to pick up donations.
Do you like to write? We need people in this area to keep up our information on Facebook, help writing our newsletter, and other writing projects!
Do you enjoy driving and have a clean driving record? We need volunteers to drive the Hope Station van to pick up donations.

These are examples – but there are more opportunities in the works. Just a few hour a week makes a huge difference.

HOPE STATION THRIFT STORE PROJECT:

We are hoping to open a Thrift Store us meet all our monthly expenses. In preparation, we will need 50 or more volunteers to help this project to be successful.
We are looking for volunteers to be the face of Hope Station in the retail side or help sort the donation. If you or someone you know, would like to be part of this exciting endeavor, please let us know by replying to this email.

SAVE THE DATE

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We don't want you to miss Hope Station’s Annual Dinner, please save the date on your calendar for our Appreciation Dinner on Thursday, November 7 at 6:00 at Salem First Church of the Nazarene. We are excited to share how Hope Station is impacting lives in our community over a wonderful meal and great fellowship. We look forward to seeing there!

 
 
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