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Donate To Y.E.S.

Y.E.S. Fundraiser featuring Guy Newland
06/27/14 at 7:00PM
CREATE 900 West Fourth Street Newport, WA
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Youth Emergency Services is hosting a Clothing and Textile Drive
Items can be dropped off till May 30th
316 W. 2nd St. Newport WA

Saturday 3/22/2014 @ 8:00 a.m. we need volunteers, youth and board members to join us at PUD for the truck wash. Call 509-447-1125 to let us know your attending so we can pre-order your lunch. See you next Saturday

Mark your calendars to attend the Y.E.S. fundraiser on March 1st@2pm at the Pend Oreille Playhouse (240 N. Union, Newport). A nice way to spend an afternoon helping raise money for the Y.E.S. kids!

Thank you community, for continued support this year. The kids appreciate everything - donations, time and love.
Happy Holidays,
-Youth Emergency Services

If you would like to help, either as a volunteer or a temporary host family, please attend a meeting October 22@2:00PM PST - Rotary Building at Rotary Park in Oldtown. If you are unable to attend this meeting, please contact YES.

10/03:
Fund Raiser: Spaghetti Feed/Silent Auction/Karaoke Contest @Curley's Hauser Junction - 26433 W. Highway 53, Hauser, ID 83854. 10/20/2013@2:00PM PST

08/27:
School backpacks and supplies are available at the YES Office @ 316 W. 2nd. street, Newport. Call for school delivery.

School will start again before we know it. We're looking for donations of backpacks, school supplies, and funds to purchase them so we can help the teens remain in school. Bring things to the YES office.

Yard Sale! - Click Me @ the office (316 W. 2nd.-Newport) / Aug. 2-3 @9am-3pm. A portion of the $$$ will go towards shoes for our youth! If you have items to donate drop them off on Aug. 1st, see you there!

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Zekarias Chantry
Food and Clothing

Understanding what kinds of food that our body needs is what creates the cause of our health. When we are stressed we use up a lot of calories and so it becomes even more important to get the right kinds of food.

Here is a link that helps explain what types of food to eat and how they help us to stay healthy:
Food Fitness

If you need food, go to:

Newport Food Bank.
331 S. Washington Ave., Newport WA (next to Owen’s Deli)
Open Mon-Tue-Wed; 10:00 am to 12:45 pm

West Bonner County Food Bank
313 N. Third
Oldtown ID 83822
Mon, Wed, and Fri 10am-noon are “surplus days”. Tues and Thurs 10am – noon are the days to receive food boxes.
Tel: 208-437-0143  208-437-0143

The Priest River Senior Center hosts a community lunch (soup kitchen) every Monday from 11am to 12:30pm. It is open to everyone.
339 W Jackson
Priest River, ID 83856
(208) 448-2352

Priest River Food Bank is located in the Senior Center in the south end of the building.
Open Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 1pm
339 W Jackson
Priest River, ID 83856
(208) 448-2352

Having enough clothing for all types of weather also helps us to stay healthy. When we are cold or wet our body works twice as hard to keep our body temperature normal. Hypothermia is a medical emergency that occurs when your body loses heat faster than it can produce heat, causing a dangerously low body temperature. Normal body temperature is around 98.6 F (37 C).

Hypothermia (hi-po-THUR-me-uh) occurs as your body temperature passes below 95 F (35 C).When your body temperature drops, your heart, nervous system and other organs can’t work correctly. Left untreated, hypothermia can eventually lead to complete failure of your heart and respiratory system and to death. The most common causes of hypothermia are exposure to cold-weather conditions or cold water. But prolonged exposure to any environment colder than your body can lead to hypothermia if you aren’t dressed appropriately or can’t control the conditions. Specific conditions leading to hypothermia can include:

  • Wearing clothes that aren’t warm enough for weather conditions
  • Staying out in the cold too long
  • Being unable to get out of wet clothes or move to a warm, dry location

Prevention

Stay warm in cold weather
Before you step out into cold air, remember the advice that follows with the simple acronym COLD — cover, overexertion, layers, dry:

  • Cover. Wear a hat or other protective covering to prevent body heat from escaping from your head, face and neck. Cover your hands with mittens instead of gloves. Mittens are more effective than gloves because mittens keep your fingers in closer contact with one another.
  • Overexertion. Avoid activities that would cause you to sweat a lot. The combination of wet clothing and cold weather can cause you to lose body heat more quickly.
  • Layers. Wear loose-fitting, layered, lightweight clothing. Outer clothing made of tightly woven, water-repellent material is best for wind protection. Wool, silk or polypropylene inner layers hold body heat better than cotton does.
  • Dry. Stay as dry as possible. Get out of wet clothing as soon as possible. Be especially careful to keep your hands and feet dry, as it’s easy for snow to get into mittens and boots.

If you need clothes, shoes, boots, school supplies, or bedding, contact YES at 509-447-LIVE and someone will help you get what you need.

The local thrift store in Newport will give special discounts to teens and families from YES.

Elk Food Bank
40015 N. Collins Rd.
Elk WA 99009

Spirit Lake Food Bank
32154 N 4th Ave Spirit Lake, ID 83869
(208) 623-3107

2nd Harvest: Food bank resources in and around Spokane.
http://www.2-harvest.org/5/get-help/

Bonner County Indigent Office
1500 Highway 2, Suite 337
Sandpoint, Idaho 83864
Phone 208-255-5291 208-255-5291
Fax 208-255-2554
assistance@co.bonner.id.us
Hours: Mon. – Fri. 9am-5pm

Children and Family Services in northern Idaho:(208) 265-4523  (208) 265-4523

24/7 phone line for children and families needing assistance in northern Idaho: (866) 769-1543  (866) 769-1543

The Emergency Food Assistance Program (TEFAP)
http://www.fns.usda.gov/fdd/programs/tefap/
TEFAP is a Federal program that helps supplement the diets of low-income needy persons by providing them with emergency food and nutrition assistance.

Food Stamps
http://www.parenthelp123.org/resources/food-resources/basic-food

Food Bank Locator
http://feedingamerica.org/

National Hunger Hotline at 1-866-3-HUNGRY  1-866-3-HUNGRY  or 1-877-8-HAMBRE  1-877-8-HAMBRE
By calling this toll free number, you will be given information on where you can find summer sites in your area, as well as additional food assistance information.

EASTERN WASHINGTON 2-1-1
107 South Division
Spokane, WA 99202
211 – Call 2-1-1 from service area
(877) 211-9274  (877) 211-9274  – Alternative Number 877-211-WASH  877-211-WASH
(866) 904-9060  (866) 904-9060 – Alternative Number
http://www.smhca.org/