|History & Future
| South Lincoln Resources is an
organization of religious and civic bodies of South Lincoln County and of
other interested individuals who have come together to provide assistance
for those in need so far as their resources permit, by planning and working
together in a coordinated fashion.
SLR has been operation since 1983.
Clothing and food programs have been in the area since the 1960's.
1981, volunteers from local churches started collecting and providing used
clean furniture and appliances to assist fire victims, families just
starting out, and others in need. Based in storage units until 2008.
Approximately 600 pieces were recycled in 1992 and 1200 pieces a year by
The name South Lincoln Resources was adopted in 1983 and a nonprofit tax
exempt status, 501(c)3, was obtained. Work with other assistance groups
was begun and continues to this day.
Several church and civic groups were packaging and distributing food baskets
for each Thanksgiving and Christmas. A coordinated effort was needed and
channeled through South Lincoln Resources. Churches, civic and fraternal
groups, local merchants, Angell Job Corp, the Forest Service and schools all
work together with the community gathering food and money to meet needs. From a
small beginning, 200 to 300 "Baskets" are distributed for Thanksgiving and
An Emergency Voucher Assistance Program was revived in 1991. The program is
handled and supported by local churches. SLR administers the common fund and
oversees the program. Services and guidelines are adjusted for effectively
aiding the community.
The Yachats Assistance Referral Program (YARN) was formed in 1986 in
Yachats. This became the Help and Assistance Referral Team (HEART). After
realizing that their needs could be better met if coordinated with SLR, the
groups merged in 1991 and consolidated south county social services.
The Waldport American Legion/VFW ran a Medical Equipment Program for many years.
was turned over to SLR in 2003.
The Furniture/Appliances Program and the Medical Equipment Program moved to
the Keady Street location in 2008. So far so good.
Many services based in Waldport could be lost to flood or tsunami. SLR is
working toward building a facility on higher land to house all SLR programs
plus Food Share and Clothing Share. Also dedicated to emergency
preparedness, local fire and rescue service would have and additional base of
operations complete with food, clothing, medical equipment and space to
This is a brief overview is an ambitious project for our combined community. Any
and all expertise is invited to make it a reality