Progress,,,,,, Regress,,,,, 3 steps forward,,,, 1 step back……………………….
We now have a covered and graveled common area, a safe fire place, water testing has been completed, and safe and legal residents. We at HangTown Haven want very much to thank you for all your efforts and all the volunteer plumbers, electricians, and laborers, with the help of some of those living at HangTown Haven, for making it all possible..
Now we have to keep it going. It will cost about $2,000.00 per month to operate the facility. We do not get any financial support from the City of Placerville or from El Dorado County Governments. We of HangTown Haven Inc. would like to encourage both the City and the County to help us with the financial responsibilities we assume taking care of their citizens and our people. Keep in mind that without the cooperation and bending that the City of Placerville has already shown, we would still be
without any place for the single, homeless El Dorado County citizen to sleep. Rent for HTHI alone will be $500.00 per month.
What we need for the future:
Can we get a pledge, a true commitment, in writing, by e-mail, in some way, that you can be counted on to donate XXXX amount of dollars each month for the up-keep of HangTown
Haven???? We need that so we can make out our projected budget.
Winterizing HangTown Haven Inc.:
Yep, we are going to be open during the winter months for our residents. Why?? So our residents have a place to go during the time they are not at a Nomadic Shelter.After
they eat at the Upper Room in the evening, they will go to Mercy Way Rescue to be picked up to go to a host church if they so desire. They will return to the pick-up location about 8:30 AM the next day. On nice days/nights they might wish to stay in their tent with their belongings.
This gives them a choice that we have experienced in past years. Some just do not want to go to the crowded shelters. And some might just want to enjoy the safety, community spirit, and legal status of where they are now staying. We pray that the future holds “Micro-shelters” to replace the tents. It all takes your donations. Please send those donations to:
HangTown Haven Inc.
P.O. Box 89
Placerville, Ca. 95667
Job’s Shelters of the Sierra (for tents and bags)
P.O. Box 1839
Shingle Springs, Ca. 95682-9998
Ron Sachs 😉