Housing ministry — Love INC will have to purchase new beds following bed bug infestation

In order to move forward and reopen the Newberg Community Shelter following a bed bug infestation, Love INC (In the Name of Christ) is raising funds to replace its bunk beds, bedding and window treatments.

The shelter was closed July 22 and is scheduled to reopen Sept. 1, but with a cost of $700 to replace one bunk bed, Love INC is reaching out to its supporters for help.

Love INC may also have to change its intake process and explore whether it will have to hire new staff to handle new procedures.

Staff at the shelter were able to secure temporary accommodations for the women staying there when it was forced to close, but the solutions were far from ideal.

“This experience convicted me deeply that this town needs this shelter,” new executive director Jodi Hansen said. “But, we are going to have to change much about the way we operate to ensure this doesn’t happen again.”

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Among the top needs at Love INC’s ministries this month are socks and underwear in all sizes up to young adult.

The Kitchen Set Up ministry at 2nd Street Com­mun­ity Church is asking for donations of casserole dishes with lids, as well as utensils.

St. Peter Parish’s Linen Closet would benefit from donations of towels, as well as twin and queen blankets and comforters.

C3 Newberg is calling for binders, copy paper, pencils, pens, erasers, calculators and rulers for its Backpack & School Supplies ministries, while the Shear Joy Haircuts ministry at Family Life Church is seeking hairstylists who can cut hair at the church once a month.

The Sack Lunch Kit ministry is always in need of complete kits, but is also asking for pop-top cans of stew or hearty soup and granola bars; frozen family-sized meals would also be appreciated for the Frozen Meals ministry.

The Love INC dinner club — through which local restaurants donate 10 percent of their sales for the day — will be at at Pogy’s Subs Aug. 19.

Donations can be dropped off at the Love INC office, 209 S. Main St., between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, or another time can be arranged by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

For more information, call 503-537-3999.

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