Winter Coat Drive; Small House Project; Rental; Song: Turning Toward The Morning

CONTENTS 10/19/2020
Winter Coat Drive
Referrals For Small House Project
Good Result
Rental Available
Radio Free Fl!p: Turning Toward The Morning


Short timeline! The Interfaith Coalition Winter Warmth Drive is currently underway. Coats are being donated (safely, with COVID-19 protections in place) and will be going out to our neighbors in need through local agencies who work with people experiencing homelessness or poverty.

You can donate gently-used or new winter coats (please, no clothing, light jackets, or other non-winter items) to help neighbors stay warm this winter! Put in a plastic bag labelled with the # of coats, sizes, and gender (if applicable), and twist-tied shut (no knots please).

You can take coats, bagged as described above, to any B’ham Banner Bank location tomorrow, Tues., Oct. 20. You must call to make an appointment to drop off at the bank.

Or bring bags to the Bellingham Senior Center (315 Halleck) on Wed. Oct. 21, 4pm to 6pm.

We will be filling coat orders on October 24th and need volunteers to make this happen. Would you be interested in helping, or can you spread the word about this opportunity? We will be making every effort to do this safely but suggest that you do not volunteer if you are in a high-risk category or your health is compromised in some way. Feel free to contact me with questions.

On Saturday, October 24th we will be at Assumption Catholic Church Gym (behind the church at 2116 Cornwall Ave.) sorting, bagging, tagging, and delivering coat orders. These shifts are available:
9am – 12noon
12noon -3pm
3pm -5:30 pm

Each shift is to arrive 15 minutes early to learn protocol and job duties. All volunteers will wear face masks and shields (we will have both available), gloves, and will be checked with a non-contact thermometer. All necessary hand-washing and sanitizing supplies will be in place, and work areas marked for social distancing. We may need volunteers willing to drive their own cars and deliver coat bags to agencies, so please let us know if you would prefer that shift. Drivers will not enter the gym but are given the bags outside and then deliver them to agencies’ front doors. 

Although we may have some pre-packaged snacks available, please provide your own lunch and water bottle. You will be standing and/or walking for your shift but do have a need for at least one volunteer per shift who is sitting at a table.

Feel free to connect if you have any questions. This year is a big unknown for us as we’ve never done this before. We have no idea how many coats will be donated, and that means we need to be very flexible until we see what comes in in the next two weeks. Thanks for your interest! I’ll look forward to hearing from you. 

Janie Pemble,


I’m looking for someone to do a small project on my 1901 house involving removing drywall, some electrical work, putting up 3/4 inch plywood, and installing drywall over it.  Do you know anyone who’s able and willing to do this kind of work?  I’m interested in someone you can give a good reference about.  Thanks. ~ Susan Witter, Williams Street,


Our water filters all have gone to good homes! Best, ~ Steve and Michael Scott


We are moving out of our beautiful rental on December 1st. Here is a link to tour the home and the contact info of our landlord if you know anyone who might be interested. It’s a WONDERFUL home!
Erin Furbee. # 1-971-645-8583


Gordon Bok, with Ed Trickett & Ann Mayo Muir

Written for these very days of the year. As I write, I suddenly realize that I’m sharing with you all the songs I longed to share with my mother in her last years. Sadly, it was the wrong music for her tastes. I am so grateful that all of you let me share with you my lifetime of beloved songs!

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511  2518 Cherry Street

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