Homelessness is a huge challenge in Central Oregon right now. Both the Veterans Village and the Bend Warming Shelter have asked for our help:
Central Oregon Veterans Village
The Central Oregon Veterans Village is a community of transitional housing designed to provide shelter and services for homeless veterans. The project is a Joint Venture between the Bend Heroes Foundation and Central Oregon Veterans Outreach (COVO). The village is in construction right now and a couple of retired or generous framers/carpenters would really be a Godsend to them right now. They have all the construction materials needed. If you can fill this need with your skills, click the link below to email the project director, Erik Tobiason.
Bend Warming Shelter
The Bend Warming Shelter is traditionally a winter-only resource, but the City of Bend and the Shepherds House have expanded it year-round for 2021 to meet the current need while more permanent housing solutions are discussed. The Shepherds House has developed a meal train link and is asking for our help with meals. If your community group or family would like to provide a meal, please sign up at the link below.