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How to help

FISH food bank building project

Donations are being sought to help the FISH food bank building project. The four locations in Hood River County now serve more than 400 families each month, and a new facility is needed that allows clients to wait out of the rain, is handicapped accessible, and where volunteers can efficiently and safely stock and store food with adequate food storage.

For more info call 541-490-1470 or visit fish-food-bank.com. Building contributions can be sent to FISH, 1767 12th St., #147, Hood River, OR 97031.

Parkhurst House Senior Living Community

Do you have an open heart and some extra time? Parkhurst House is seeking volunteers who will spend a little time with its residents doing activities that you both enjoy, such as playing cards, exercise, singing, playing a musical instrument, watching movies, scrapbooking, sewing/cross-stitching, religious studies, playing bingo, cooking, reading books, giving manicures, facials or massages, gardening, storytelling, poetry reading, playing sports or board games.

To volunteer call Parkhurst House at 541-387-4600. Parkhurst is located at 2450 May St., Hood River.

Yarn sought for Hat Project

The Hat Project at Parkhurst House Assisted Living is seeking donations of yarn. The group of residents who make up The Hat Project get together and use their knitting, crocheting and looming skills to make hats to be given to local Hood River groups in need.

In order to meet its goal of making 100 hats, the group is gratefully accepting donations of yarn of any color, weight or blend, in any amount.

Donations may be dropped of at Parkhurst House, 2450 May St., Hood River. For more information contact Terri Hansen at 541-387-4600.

Next Door seeks foster parents

The Next Door Inc. provides care and treatment for children and teens ranging in age from 4-18. Most of the children’s lives have been broken in some way, resulting in emotional and behavioral instability.

The children and teens receive a life-changing opportunity by being a part of NDI’s treatment programs. The children served by NDI need homes in our community in order for them to participate in NDI programs. Professional foster parents give the children a place to call home, a safe and loving environment to stay while they work on restoring their lives.

NDI foster parents are able to be a huge part of helping children and teens restore their lives, in hopes that these young people can grow to be successful members of society. Without the dedication from past, current and future foster parents, NDI would not be able to help children and youth make these beneficial life changes.

The Next Door Inc. employs a huge team of very skilled professionals; these people all working together to help change lives. NDI is expanding and is in desperate need for Wasco and Hood River county residents to become professional foster parents.

For details contact Christopher Lampien, program coordinator/foster parent recruiter, at christopherl@nextdoorinc.org or 541-296-8118, ext. 211.

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