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Bethlehem Inn elects new board member

Published On: May 09 2013 01:42:34 PM CDT
BEND, Ore. -

The Bethlehem Inn has elected Michael Ann Benchoff as a member of the Board of Directors.

 Benchoff is employed at Deschutes County Mental Health Services as program manager.  She is a long-time advocate for those experiencing homelessness and wanted to participate in the community in a meaningful manner, so found her way to the Bethlehem Inn.

“I was impressed by the Inn’s commitment to supporting self-sufficiency and quality of life," Benchoff said. "I am honored to hold a seat on the Board of Directors, while I walk alongside the staff, volunteers and residents to address the issues of homelessness in Central Oregon.”

The Bethlehem Inn is Central Oregon’s ONLY emergency shelter; providing shelter, food and support to over 1,000 adults and children last year; 66,000 meals were served to those in crisis.  To learn more about the Bethlehem Inn and how Transform Lives with Shelter, Help and Hope please call 541.322.8768 or visit  Donations may also be mailed to Bethlehem Inn, P.O. Box 8540, Bend, OR  97708.


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