MEND engages our community in transforming lives through actions grounded in faith, hope and love

Kaylin Bettinger next executive director

The MEND board of directors is pleased to announce that Kaylin Bettinger has been named executive director, effective June 1, 2016. 

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Summer swim lessons

Whether it’s for the pool, the river or the bathtub, all children should have the opportunity to learn how to be safe in the water. You can help the Community Cupboard provide swim lessons to local children in the Upper Valley. $25 provides one child with swim lessons this summer.

Click here to sponsor a child's swim lessons.

MEND engages our community in transforming lives through actions grounded in faith, hope and love

Upper Valley MEND "Meeting Each Need with Dignity" is a human services umbrella organization dedicated to meeting the housing, hunger and healthcare needs of area residents and transients in the Upper Wenatchee Valley. Founded in 1988 as a food bank and thrift store, MEND has grown over the years and now has five distinct programs:

-The Community Cupboard is a food bank, thrift store and emergency assistance program.

-SHARE Community Land Trust is an affordable homeownership program that currently stewards 20 homes.

-Cornerstone Community is a home for six adults with developmental disabilities.

-The Upper Valley Free Clinic is a weekly free medical clinic and monthly free dental clinic housed at Cascade Medical Center.

-Jubilee Global Gifts is a fair trade retail store in downtown Leavenworth, whose proceeds support the other four MEND programs.

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