The Gathering Inn

Organization ‘Gathers’ help for those in need

A Placer County organization that works with 10 Auburn churches to provide shelter and resources is excited about its growing role in the community. The Gathering Inn is a nonprof ...

Another View: Local nonprofits make wishes for new year

With a new year upon on us, a few local nonprofit organization leaders have shared what they hope to accomplish in 2011. A better economy Ken Tokutomi, chairman of the Auburn Sa ...

Homeless couple seeks new home and reunion with sons

Former Auburn residents Jennifer and Luis Alonzo are eager to begin their college classes in the New Year and also hopefully be reunited with their two young sons. There is one th ...

Homeless at record high

Number of homeless served at all-time high Local aid organizations are fighting to provide quality services this holiday season as the number of people who need those services gro ...

Our View: Canal deaths point out need to help homeless

Another victim recently drowned in Auburn’s Wise Canal, the sixth since January 2009. Not coincidentally, it was another homeless man. Richard Hill, 50, a transient who had ju ...

Gathering Inn depends on volunteers

It takes an army to run The Gathering Inn. Someone drives the homeless clients to their shelter for the night. Someone washes the blankets they sleep on. Someone cooks the food the ...

Panhandler handouts ‘not helping’

Local organizations say giving money to panhandlers enables them to continue a life possibly driven by addiction. “We are a compassionate nation and people (give panhandlers mo ...

Town stepped up for pancakes

On behalf of St. Luke’s Episcopal Church I would like to thank all of the businesses who so generously donated to the drawing at our annual Mardi Gras Pancake Festival held Feb. ...

Engineer driven to help homeless

Editor's note: This is the eleventh in a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories will be published as a countdown to the holiday, in honor of the 12 days ...

Bringing the homeless in

Steve Davis, of Loomis, is doing his part to help the homeless in Placer County. Davis, a retired Rocklin schoolteacher, is one of the volunteer bus drivers for The Gathering Inn, ...