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News Release from Lane Co. Government

Posted on FlashAlert: July 3rd, 2023 7:00 AM

Lane County Human Services (LCHS) has partnered with the the First Christian Church of Eugene’s Helping Hearts Program and CAHOOTS to create a stockpile of supplies to help the unhoused and unsheltered survive summer heatwaves. To date, hundreds of donated items have already provided critical relief for those in need, but more is needed.

The Helping Hearts program is seeking donations of:

• Water Bottles/Jugs (disposable and reusable)

• Electrolyte Packets

• Spray Bottles

• Sunscreen

• Lip balm

• Aloe gel

• Personal size fans

• “Goo” filled bandanas

• Cooling towels

• Dried fruit/trail mix

• Life straws

• Water filtration systems

• Single serve Gatorade packets

• Sweat bands

• Clothing: light long sleeve shirts, breathable shirts, light shorts, visors and hats, ankle socks, flip flops, doo rags, head wraps

• Day shelters structures for shading

• Parasol/umbrella

• Fans

Donations can be dropped off at First Christian Church’s Helping Hearts Program, located at 1166 Oak St. in downtown Eugene, Monday through Thursday between 10 AM and 2 PM.

Items can also be purchased on Amazon and sent to First Christian Church at 1166 Oak St. Eugene OR 97402. Amazon Wishlist

For more information, please call the Helping Hearts Program at (541) 344-1425.


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