Angels Anonymous Helping Fire Victims with Immediate and Basic Needs
Each year, Angels Anonymous, a local non-profit 501C-3 charitable organization consisting of 17 volunteers, gives thousands of dollars to help residents of North Lincoln County with immediate and basic needs. The organization helps those who have exhausted every other avenue of assistance. Completely manned by the seventeen members of the board, they meet monthly, have no office and no paid staff, and maintain operating expenses at less than 3%.
2020 started out as a challenge with the board realizing that their main fundraiser, the Angel’s Ball and Fantasy of Trees, would need to be cancelled as a result of Covid 19. Even so, the board was resolved to help as many as possible who suffered loss from the Echo Mountain Fire while anticipating running short on funds before year’s end. Word spread of the Angels’commitment to help provide a measure of relief for the families which had found themselves in devastating circumstances and monetary donations began pouring in.
At the close of 2020 assistance has been provided to over 100 families who fell victim to the Echo Mountain fire and “our ability to do so is partly due to the contributions we have received”, said Jim Davis, president of Angels Anonymous.
“Many people who wanted to help but just didn’t know how, have donated and it’s truly making a difference,” stated Angels’ Treasurer, Roger Sprague. Roger and board member Beverly Cohen have worked tirelessly to make certain the funds reach those in need as quickly as possible. As told by Beverly Cohen, who after the application is reviewed and approved by the board, is in charge of distributing the funds to the individual families, “It has been my privilege to listen to everyone’s story, and there have been over 100 so far. We share the sad tears and then I get to share the happy, joyful and most appreciative tears of those we’ve helped when I give them a check.”
If you wish to make a monetary donation to Angel’s Anonymous Inc. (Tax ID 931277844) call (541) 992-4625 or send your donation to Angels Anonymous, PO Box 554, Lincoln City, OR 97367