FOUNDATION AWARDS $32,000 FOR HOMELESS
The Maybelle Clark Macdonald Fund has awarded $32,386.50 to The Shepherd's House to provide 15 new bunks (30 beds), mattresses and storage drawers for the homeless.
Curt Floski, Executive Director, said, "Homelessness, addiction, and mental health are huge issues here in Central Oregon. We are very thankful for this grant as it means that 30 men will be off the streets, have a safe bed each night, and have a new start toward dealing with drug addiction, alcoholism, mental health, and other issues that have led to homelessness."
To make room for the new metal bunks, made locally in Central Oregon, The Shepherd's House removed 15 deteriorating wooden bunks, painted walls and ceilings, and installed new flooring. The new beds are metal with new mattresses and less prone to bugs. The 30 bed dorm will be less congested and safer.
The Shepherd's House, founded in 2007 in Bend, provides shelter, counsel, food and support for people in need, and provides a safe community where homeless men and women with children address the life-controlling issues that perpetuate the long-term cycles of pain and homelessness.
You can tour the new dorm during the remodel by contacting The Shepherd's House at 541-388-2096.