Community workday - Saturday, July 13th, 2024

Meet at the Lower uMpqua Senior Center for Breakfast at 8am

Christmas in July is a Reedsport, Oregon-based nonprofit organization of volunteers that assist the elderly, disabled, or low-income homeowners with needed repairs and modifications to their homes that the homeowners are no longer able to do themselves. The goal is to provide safe and warm housing for people in our community.

In 2023, Christmas in July completed 30 projects with 65 volunteers providing 1,256 hours of labor. Along with those volunteers there is a committee of 14 that meets monthly to discuss and assess the requests that are received. We also had two people who are involved in writing grants and doing organizational work as well as a pair who review each project in person and give recommendations as to how to proceed. Those people have provided approximately 530 additional volunteer hours. That’s a total of 1,176 hours devoted to improving our community.

Projects are funded through grants and the generous donations of community members. There is no cost to the homeowner for the projects completed.

where can I get an Application?

Referral and volunteer applications are available at the following locations:

  • Reedsport Church of God ((2191 Birch Ave, Reedsport)
  • Family Resource Center ( (3520 Frontage Rd, Reedsport)
  • Ace Hardware (1350 Oregon Coast Hwy, Reedsport)

Or download the applications as a Word doc by clicking here:

Referral Application

Volunteer Application

Completed applications may be returned to either the Family Resource Center or the Reedsport Church of God. You can also email application to the Reedsport Church of God at

Immediate-needs referrals are accepted year-round.

How Can I Help?

  •        Donate time or money.
  •        Volunteer during the community workday or becoming a year-round volunteer.
  •        Spread the word to others. Distribute applications to those who need assistance and/or volunteers.

Help us help our neighbors!

Contact Us

For additional information contact:

 Ike Launstein (541-290-7484)


Jesse Dean (503-812-0047)


Kevin Ladd (541-662-0108)

Christmas in July Board:

Jesse Dean, Ed Armstrong, Kevin Ladd, Ike Launstein, Shawn Spurgeon, Courteney Halstead, Mike Knight, Melvina Adolf, Ron Kreskey, Ann Launstein, Tammy VanSyoc, Knox Story, Terry Plotz, Deanna Schafer

Services Provided:

Landscape cleanup, limited yard debris removal, minor household repairs (faucets, painting, replace light fixtures, patch drywall, fix toilets, regrout tile, repair siding, clean gutters, fence repairs, install molding, replace doors) home modifications for handicapped access (wheelchair access, safety bars, handrails, ramp/step modification), general community cleanup.