How to Help: Updated for Jan. 14

Warming Shelter — A training session is planned Jan. 15 from 7-9 p.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Ninth and State streets. The training is open to anyone 18 or older. Visit for details.

Hood River Warming Shelter is open at Riverside Community Church, Third and State, this week until Jan. 18, and then for a week at Immanuel Lutheran Church.

From 6 p.m. to 7 a.m. nightly, homeless people can find a warm place to sleep, bedding, meals, and connection to community resources, all at no charge. The service is offered nightly at rotating locations.

Volunteer drivers from the Mid-Columbia area are needed to take veterans to the Portland VA Medical Center. Oregon drivers must have a valid driver’s license and a good driving record. CDL is not needed. For more information, contact the DAV Coordinator at 1-800-949-1004, ext. 57804 or ext. 56957.

HR Care Center — The Family Council at the Hood River Care Center is seeking donations for wild birdseed, to be used in filing the residents’ birdfeeders. This is an activity which is enjoyed all year round. Donations may be dropped off at the Hood River Care Center, 729 Henderson Road. For delivery or pick-up, call Debbie Medina, 541-490-1575 or Carol Daniel, chairman, 541-490-6136 or

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