On Monday, January 15th we will celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day with a community day of service from 8:30am – 2pm. The Oregon Coast Love Coalition is partnering with Habitat for Humanity to provide service within our community through Tillamook County Habitat’s Ramps & Rails Program which offers in-home safety modifications for qualifying seniors, people with disabilities, and veterans. Habitat works with low-income people who are not otherwise able to afford materials and labor to build ramps, install grab bars, and other needed work to help mitigate fall risks. By using volunteer labor, discounted building materials, and financial donations from the community, we are able to keep the cost of repairs as low as possible for this marginalized population.

If you know someone in need of services please email Cami Aufdermauer at [email protected] for an application.

We will be hosting teams between 5 & 7 people at various locations throughout the community to help those in need of either Ramps & Rails or a Brush with Kindness paint projects. To sign up to volunteer visit us at tillamookhabitat.org. We are also looking for skilled laborers who are able to lead each volunteer crew. This would entail assess what materials are needed at the site prior to the project, ensuring materials are on the jobsite, and managing the volunteers.

Here are some examples of projects you could be working on:
Central Tillamook: Paint a Senior’s kitchen
North County (Nehalem): Hang drywall on the ceiling for a person with disabilities
North County: Build a ramp for an Army Veteran.
Rockaway: Build a ramp for a Senior in need
South County: Put a roof on a house for a Veteran (Skilled Laborers only)
South County (Netarts HWY): Build steps and rails for a Senior

A continental breakfast for team members will be served at each location. Following work, we will have a community lunch prepared by Jake Burden, owner of Offshore Grill (Rockaway, OR) at Nehalem Bay United Methodist Church, 36050 10th St., Nehalem OR.
If you have the day off, please consider joining us and encouraging others as well.