Media Coverage

2020 Annual Meeting is postponed

In consideration of the Chelan Douglas Health District's new recommendation to limit meetings of any size, we are postponing Upper Valley MEND's Annual Business Meeting. A new meeting date will be announced as soon as we can be confident that we can hold the meeting without risking the spread of Covid-19. Thank you for your understanding.

KOHO; Upper Valley MEND Looking for New Food Bank, Store Locations

For more than 20 years, the Community Cupboard food bank, and other Upper Valley MEND services like their low-cost thrift store, have operated out of space owned by the city of Leavenworth on 14th Street. However, at the end of 2019 the current lease ends, and the City plans to use that space for its growing public works operations across the street, including an expansion of the wastewater treatment plant. The programs of the Community Cupboard will need to find a new home.

Wenatchee World: Costly delays halt low-cost housing project

LEAVENWORTH — Upper Valley MEND announced Friday that it has halted its once-promising and highly lauded Meadowlark affordable-housing project due to insufficient funding, rising costs and unforeseen delays.

“We worked hard to get our cost structure down. The contractors were trying to work with us, but we just couldn’t get there,” Chuck Reppas, executive director of the non-profit human-services organization said Saturday by phone. “We feel that… the numbers are never going to improve over time. It’s not feasible, period.”

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