Assistance League was organized in 1935 as the first nonprofit, nonpolitical, nonsectarian organization founded in the Western United States. The Assistance League was formed to promote the growth of effective volunteerism through leadership training and education, and to recognize the potential of volunteers in helping those less fortunate to a better, more meaningful life.
Assistance League volunteers have achieved remarkable results in improving the lives of those in need through innovative and targeted philanthropic programs. Helping members discover their potential to make a difference and using the tools to do so is at the heart of Assistance League’s national organization. The national goal is to equip its member volunteers with the instruments and expertise to serve their communities with excellence, and to put caring and commitment into action.
Today, more than 24,000 volunteer members in chapters across America are addressing the emotional and physical needs of children and adults regardless of race or creed. Dedicated members of Assistance League invested over 2.6 million service hours and returned an astounding $35 million to communities across the United States.
Seaside Helicopters to the Rescue!! The 7th annual Assistance League the Columbia Pacific® Golf Ball Drop held on Saturday, May 10, 2014 was a huge success in large part due to Gary Turel at Seaside Helicopters. The Columbia River Bar Pilots helicopter was out of commission but the ALCP Golf Ball Drop was saved by the generosity of Seaside Helicopters. Thank you Columbia River Bar Pilots and Seaside Helicopters!
It was a beautiful day for 26 young golfers to get the basic skills taught by Astoria Golf Pro John Kawasoe, followed by a hamburger/hot dog barbeque and bake sale. ALCP raised more than $10,000.00 at this event which will go a long way in dressing Clatsop County school children next year. ALCP provides clothing for school children in need, at a cost of approximately $100.00 per child. In the school year 2013/2014, ALCP provided clothing for 594 children. For this event, 2000 marked golf balls were sold for $5.00 each and dropped from the helicopter onto a marked green. Prizes donated from local businesses were given to the balls in or closest to the hole.
WE HAVE NEW WAREHOUSE STORAGE!!
Thanks to the generosity of Don and Renay Patterson of Warrenton, we now have a new space to store all the clothes, duffel bags, and other "stuff" for our kids. The new warehouse has also seen an upgrade with the help of Home Depot volunteers. They generously gave of their time to put in new flooring, a sink, bathroom upgrades and created a "wall" and new shelving for all our children's clothing. They also donated lunch room tables equipped with casters so volunteers could move stacks of clothing as needed. What a great team!