Helping Hand benefit concert on Saturday, Jan. 10

Posted in Community News, Music

Jan. 5, 2015

Come and support Helping Hand of South Whidbey while listening to musical contributions from Trio Nouveau and Kaj Lund Olsen. Enjoy a night of learning and laughter as we lend a hand to those who are working so hard to support those in need.

The benefit concert takes place at 7 p.m. on Jan. 10 in the Langley United Methodist Fellowship Hall.

Helping Hand of South Whidbey provides immediate financial assistance when basic services of life and well-being are in danger of being discontinued. They also make referrals to local, county or state agencies for longer-term assistance.

The charity is staffed by volunteers from about 10 South Whidbey churches and is supported through donations by churches, community donors, service organizations, businesses and a few foundation. 89 percent of their total budget is used for client services.

Volunteers staff the office from 9 a.m. to noon on weekdays. Financial assistance provided through Helping Hand is by way of a grant, with payments made directly to utility companies and landlords on an individual’s behalf.

Helping Hand can assist with bills for heating and electricity, rent and mortgage payments, home emergencies, budgeting and referrals to other agencies.

Their office is located at 816 Camano Avenue in
Langley; mailing address is P.O. Box 661, Langley, WA 98260; website is http://helpinghandofsouthwhidbey.org. phone: 360- 221-7777.

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