Help Us Move In Fundraiser – August 25th, 2018

Help Us Move In Fundraiser – August 25th, 2018

In Cowlitz County dozens of families with children experiencing homelessness are living on the streets, and in cars. More than 60 Cowlitz County families a month seek assistance so they do not become homeless.

Cowlitz County Help Us Move In helps households with minor children to both prevent homelessness and obtain permanent housing. Below are a few examples of family’s w/children experiencing homelessness in Cowlitz County and requesting assistance.

  • Family with two kids needed $45 to obtain and maintain permanent housing.
  • Single parent family with three kids needed $150 to obtain permanent housing.
  • Single parent family had loss in work hours due to a medical condition and needed $210 to maintain their housing.

These families were able to access funds through the Cowlitz County Help Us Move In program and obtain or maintain permanent housing!

In an effort to increase rental assistance for families in Cowlitz County Hearth Coffee is hosting a benefit concert at The ROXY Theater. Proceeds go to Cowlitz County Help Us Move In Program and every dollar raised will be matched by Help Us Move In (

Help Us Move In – Live Music Fundraiser

Saturday August 25, 2018
@The Roxy Theater
1101 Commerce Ave. Longview WA.

Event Time: 5:00pm – 10:00pm

  • Beer, Wine & food sales 5p – 9:30p
  • Food sales 5p – 9:30p
  • Live Music 8:30p – 10:30p
  • Silent Auction, 5:00pm – 7:30pm

Event Details:

  • Fundraiser concert *NO door charge
  • Door Prizes
  • Beer, Wine, & food for sale
  • Increased rental assistance for family’s w/children experiencing homelessness/li>

Facebook Event Details click HERE

Merrit Manor: New Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

Merrit Manor: New Affordable Housing Groundbreaking

An affordable housing development called Merritt Manor is planned for the former Bailey Motor Inn site on Martin Way, Olympia Federal Savings announced Monday.

Olympia Federal is a partner on the $13.5 million project, which is expected to bring 80 apartments to the site in late 2018. The other partners are Fourth Street Housing LLC and a local nonprofit called Help Us Move In, which was incorporated as a nonprofit in 2015 by Ann Sarver-Merritt and her brother, Burt, according to a news release.

Help Us Move In originally started in 2000 as a First United Methodist Church ministry working with the Family Support Center.

Sarver-Merritt and her late husband, Tony, gave funds to Fourth Street Housing, which then acquired the 5.72-acre site for Merritt Manor. Members of Fourth Street Housing include Olympia architect Glen Wells and developer Scott Wammack.

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