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News Archives - December 2007

December 2007

Christmas Message from ECHHO Founders!

Christmas is a time of hilarious and abundant giving! God started it all and we’ve joined the celebration with gusto, Christians and non-Christians alike, especially in the western world. Some of us dig very deep this time of year, not just into our wallets, but into our hearts. Some hear a beautifully clear message coming our way…a bell ringing that calls us. And even as we gift others we love, we are reminded of God’s special Christmastime gift to us. Then out of that awe and breathtaking comes a response of soul …as C.S. Lewis declared in My Highest for His Utmost, “To serve God is the deliberate love-gift of a nature that has heard the call of God.” And in our Jefferson County neighborhoods the ECHHO volunteers have gone out now for over 10 years giving love and mercies to folks who have no place to turn. May both the volunteers and those they serve be blessed. Thank you the ECHHO volunteers for your dedication. A very merry, a thoroughly hilarious and holy Christmas to you!
Bruce and Jeanette Travis, Founders

Note to Volunteer Drivers
ECHHO’s treasurer has asked that we provide him with volunteer mileage for the month by December 27th this month so that he can complete his end of year financial reports. Please call the ECHHO office at 379-3246 with your hours and miles as soon as possible so that we can accommodate his request. Thanks for your help.

New ECHHO Staff Member, Sarah Ford
ECHHO received a wonderful gift through the Title V Senior Employment Program administered by Olympic Area Agency on Aging. Sarah Ford joined our office staff on December 10, working 20 hours per week. She has extensive office experience, lives within walking distance of our office at 1110 Jefferson Street, and is a very welcome addition to the ECHHO family.

Fundraising Committee
ECHHO Board Member, Jack Randall is forming a working fundraising committee. Participants with fundraising ideas and the ability to work with the team to implement those ideas are needed. Contact Jack at 437-2539 to volunteer or for more information.

Last Month’s Stats:

Transportation to Medical Appointments - 99

Chores and Errands - 99

Social Support/Visits - 80

69 Pieces of Medical Equipment Loaned

75 People Served

May the light and joy you bring into the lives of others through your volunteer work and support of ECHHO be reflected back to you during the Christmas season and throughout the New Year.
The ECHHO Staff

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