|4/3/2013 9:41:00 AM|
Rotary helps move food bank, Chelan Valley Hope
Submitted by Sharon Lukas
|Mirror photo by Michelle Lovato|
From left, Rotarians Scott McKellar and Greg Brooks move a coffee table from a moving van to the new home of Chelan Valley Hope near the intersection of Webster and W. Woodin Avenue in Chelan.
Chelan Valley Hope is on the move again. This move takes them from their quarters next to the Food Bank in the old Masonic Temple to a one-story building across the street from the "Chelan Welcomes You" sign on the west side of town.
The address is 601 W. Woodin Ave. and their entrance is on the parking area that you see as you make the turn toward town.
The actual street access is Lakeshore Place off of Woodin Avenue.
Volunteers were recruited from The Rotary Club to help with the move on Saturday, March 23.
The many boxes and bags of diapers, pet food, laundry soap and other non-food items that have been donated by the community were loaded up with the office furniture and file cabinets and hauled to the new space.
Rotarians (and movers extraordinaire), Scott McKellar and Ron Hart, spent March 22 dismantling a partition and installing it in the new space to provide privacy.
Tim Hollingsworth of Pinnacle Surveying has generously offered a temporary sublease with the permission of the building owners, Mike Richardson and Ron Hart.
Chelan Valley Hope will be closed until April 2.
Their hours of operation will be the same as before: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday. The phone number, 509-888-2114, and website, www.chelanvalleyhope.org, will also remain the same.
The Food Bank has relocated to the basement of The Eagles on Woodin Avenue down town. Both of these groups are in temporary locations until the library is able to move into the remodeled Masonic Temple. The plan is for both the Food Bank and Chelan Valley Hope to move into the old library building when it is vacated by the end of this year.
Chelan Valley Hope is only able to serve the less fortunate and most vulnerable in our community through the support of service groups, churches, interested clubs and caring individuals.
Since the idea for a resource clearinghouse/ referral service organization first sprouted from the Chelan Round Table gathering, CVH has been dependent on the commitment and creativity of community "movers and shakers" to find a place to open its doors, and the means to offer assistance.
Along the way many volunteers added their talents and energy to grow CVH to its current scope.
If you are interested in being involved with CVH please contact them at the number or website listed above. If you like packing and hauling and unloading etc., there will be another opportunity in seven to eight months.
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