As reported on KVMR 89.5FM & 105.1FM on May 10

Hospitality House is the only emergency homeless shelter in Nevada County, with 69 beds for homeless men, women and children.

Hi, I’m Joe Naake, Outreach Case Manager at Hospitality House. 

Today, I want to share with you our special upcoming event.  Hospitality House is hosting the Bi-Annual Community Camp Clean-up.  Mark your calendars now for May 30th!  In an effort to maintain local trails, ensure their safety and access for all while preventing fires, Hospitality House guests, staff and volunteers will spend their morning picking up trash.  Beautification efforts will take place in Nevada City near the Tribute Trail.  The camp cleanup will be held from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Hospitality House and the California Heritage: Indigenous Research Project (C.H.I.R.P) are collaborating with the Nisenan Tribe to clean up abandoned homeless camps along Deer Creek, Champion Mine Road and Old Downieville Highway.

We want to preserve our local waterways and restore the beauty of the Indigenous people’s land so that it may be enjoyed by all who walk the Tribute Trail, as well as be used in the future for Native American ceremonies. This is a great opportunity for Hospitality House and volunteers to support our community in reclaiming our natural beauty, sacred Native American lands, and to help protect our vital waterways.

More volunteers are needed for the cleanup.  Please contact me, Joe at 530-798-9817, or email to RSVP. Volunteers will meet at 9 a.m. at Utah’s Place, located at 1262 Sutton Way, Grass Valley.  All safety supplies will be provided to volunteers. Breakfast and lunch are included for all participants, as prepared by Hospitality House’s culinary program.

This past week, we were blessed by many caring individuals. I’d like to give a big thank you to Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital, Nevada City United Methodist Church, St Patrick’s Church, Sierra Pines United Methodist Church, Jazzercise, The Home Team and Repeat Offenders for coming out to cook.

Now down to the nitty gritty needs of the shelter for this week…

  • Technu Poison Oak Treatment
  • Shave Cream
  • Emergency Vitamin C
  • Cough Drops
  • Men’s T-shirts L and XL
  • Women’s T-shirts L and XL
  • Men’s jeans sizes 34 and 36
  • Men’s sneakers sizes 10 and 13
  • Women’s sneakers sizes 9, 10 and 11 wide

Please drop off urgent items to Utah’s Place, located in Brunswick Basin, past the DMV, at 1262 Sutton Way.  Thank you for sticking together so that we all get what we need.

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