Helping the Homeless: New center provides "gateway" to turn life around - March 23, 2011
There is a new option for the homeless in Western Placer County that is helping people get their lives back on track. The Gateway Community Resource Center is helping people in many ways that some didn't even know were possible, according to executive director... Read the full story.
Snow sliding, pileup force rare I-80 closure - March 22, 2011
A heavy dowpour of rain and show wreaked havoc on the freeway this weekend but left parts of the county and the city of Auburn unscathe... for those without a home, Suzi deFosset, executive director of The Gathering Inn, said the program collected as many people... Read the full story.
Organization "gathers" help for those in need - March 11, 2011
A Placer County organization that works with 10 Auburn churchesto provide shelter and resources is excited about its growing role in the community. The Gthering Inn is a nonprofit
organization founded in 2004 that offers aid to the local homeless population. Read the full story.
Gathering Inn Depends on Volunteers - September 1, 2010
It takes an army to run The Gathering Inn. Someone drives the homeless clients to their shelter for the night. Someone washes the blankets they sleep on. Someone cooks the food they eat. Someone donates the travel-size shampoo bottles they use to wash their hair.
It’s a network of volunteers – 2,000 strong – that make it happen.
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The Gathering Inn Loses Great Friend - August 10, 2010
Eileen Hayden Hammerel French, a great supporter of The Gathering Inn along with her husband Leo, passed away last week at the age of 77. Eileen helped get TGI off the ground back in 2004 and the work we do today would not be possible without the generosity of her and Leo. Read Obituary.
Davis is a Driving Force in Helping Homeless - December 24, 2009
Steve Davis, of Loomis, is doing his part to help the homeless in Placer County. Davis, a retired Rocklin schoolteacher, is one of the volunteer bus drivers for The Gathering Inn, a nomadic shelter housed inside local churches. Davis and other drivers shuttle up to 50 homeless people to different churches each night for a hot meal and a safe and warm place to sleep. Read the full story.
The Gathering Inn featured in Sac Bee’s Book of Dreams 2009 - December 23, 2009
Early December snow dusted Auburn streets and the Sierra foothills. But the holiday postcard moment looked bittersweet to Suzi deFosset. “First thing I thought is how many people woke up with 6 inches of snow on their bed,” said deFosset, executive director of The Gathering Inn. “There’s a real risk of death.” Read the full story.
The Gathering Inn Wins Computers - December 18, 2009
Thanks to all of your votes, The Gathering Inn was the winner in last month’s Redemtech’s Serious Good Contest, and will receive five Red Rabbitt computers. Overall, 130,00 votes were cast for the contest, which provided top-brand business-grade refurbished desktop computers to nonprofit organizations committed to serving their community. The Gathering Inn received 30,120 votes (23% of total) to beat out Columbus Ronald McDonald House of Columbus, OH for the top spot. View the final vote totals. The Gathering Inn plans on allowing our guests to use these computers to update their resumes, apply for jobs online and keep in touch with family and friends.
3rd Annual Splendor of the Trees Brings Holiday Cheer - November 18, 2009
For pictures from Splendor of the Trees, please visit our Flickr page.
On Saturday, November 14, hundreds of people from across Placer County started celebrating the holidays early at The Gathering Inn’s annual Splendor of the Trees. The event brought many eager shoppers and supporters out to RC Willey for tree viewing, a silent and live auction, and food from area vendors; including Crush 29, Chevy’s, Tahoe Joe's and Bloom Coffee and Tea. The evening’s Master of Ceremonies, Joe Orlando from Fox 40, kept the evening moving.
Many attendees left with their arms loaded. One little girl took home an American Girl Doll, an early birthday present from her mom who bought the item in the silent auction. Other popular items included a bicycle, wine baskets, a trip to Cabo San Lucas and a signed Mike Bibby jersey.
Thanks for attending!
Program assists ailing homeless - Auburn Journal, November 16, 2009
Auburn homeless residents who have been hospitalized and discharged won’t have to camp out while recuperating, thanks to a new program. The Placer County Interim Care Program provides services to homeless patients after they are discharged from the hospital. Read more...
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