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August 04, 2019


The Beaton’s are my heroes! Thank YOU!

What a wonderful example of what can be accomplished for the homeless!

Delana and Russ Beaton,

You are also my heroes,This act of kindness is such a blessing, not only for the women who will now have a beautiful and safe home but also for our community, as we witness what you have made possible we have hope. Thank you and bless you!

This is an entirely positive and welcome article. Thank you Brian Hines.

Professor Russ Beaton (ret., Willamette University) and counsels Delana Beaton (ret., South Salem Hugh School) are community leaders and truly inspiring treasures.

Thank you, Russ and Delana. What an awesome way to inspire us to do more!

It sounds like a great idea and beautiful application of it. I hope you keep track of how this works out for the women and the house over the next few years. Through the internet i know of several women who have benefited from finding help with their housing. It can be a problem.

A beautiful example of how wonderful things can go when the private sector operates freely without government involvement.
My mother in law operated a care home in the 1980s and had several elderly seniors in her home.
On the other hand; looking to government, that can't seem to keep from screwing up a root beer float, for answers is a lost cause.
GREAT JOB, Russ and Delana.
You set a good example!

Awesome!! How do we do more??!
This is such a step in the right direction!! Where's the next one??

I had the honor and privilege of watching the Beatons being recognized for their tireless efforts, at the annual City of Salem Volunteer Recognition Awards event tonight. What a blessing to our community, and an inspiration for each us to do what we can to make a positive difference for those who experience homelessness. Their commitment is above and beyond the call of duty. Brian, thank you for writing and posting this article.

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