SPIN Café announced today that we will restart our laundry services this week, which is tremendous news. The program was on hold for over a month to protect the health of our guests and staff due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
As of Thursday, April 30, SPiN will provide washing and drying at no charge at the Dutch Maid Laundry, 75 S.E. Barrington Drive, in Oak Harbor.
This will be a weekly service, every Thursday from 6:30 - 9:30 AM. Guests will be asked to follow social distancing precautions on site.
Shannon McLeod sensed a lull, and decided to do something about it.
When Oak Harbor’s Living Word Church put programs on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic, McLeod, the congregation’s Discipleship Pastor, saw members of the Legacy internship program facing isolation and searching for purpose.
“These are people in training for the ministry, and the stay-at-home orders have been hard because they’re used to having something to work on. They are young adults, not just adults, which I think makes it even harder to be isolated and stagnant. Even though they live in a group situation, they still faced that lack of motivation.”
Properly masked and distanced, Living Word interns (l-r) Carter Liddycoat, Samantha Welch, and Kayla Rose serve a SPiN Café guest at Flintstone Park on Bayshore Drive. During the COVID-19 pandemic, meals are available at 11:30AM Monday through Thursday, plus alternating Fridays. SPiN hopes to fill the need for service on weekends as well.
By Carol Wall
The generous resources of our Oak Harbor community have yielded help for those in need during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Through the Evangelical Lutheran Churches in America Daily Bread Grant program, SPiN Cafe recently received nearly $3000 from members of our community and a $500 direct grant from the ELCA Hunger Program
SPiN Café is overjoyed to announce that Living Word Church of Oak Harbor has chosen to team with us in our sack meal program. Thanks to Living Word’s support and partnership, we will now be able to add Mondays to our meal service at Flintstone Park.
In addition, strong networking among our local faith community has brought enough support from members of Oak Harbor Presbyterian Church to cover meals on alternating Fridays.
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