Bridges moves locations

Posted: Monday, March 14, 2005

Bridges Community Resource Network Inc. recently relocated from Kasilof Street to its new digs in the U-Haul Building on the Kenai Spur Highway in Soldotna.

The move was precipitated by the changing requirements of its 750 members and a need for less space, since donating its resource library to the Soldotna Public Library book sale.

The new location has more available parking without the cost of plowing and sanding. It also offers a more modern office space for its meetings.

Bridges is a nonprofit organization started in December 1993 by a group of community members seeking to provide a place for residents and organizations to have access to a variety of area-based res-ources that would support the area's overall well-being.

Bridges members are diverse and cover everything from help with young children from Sterling Head Start to end of life support through Hospice of the Central Peninsula.

Parents and Overeaters Anonymous, Unitarian Universalists, Healthy Communities Healthy People, currently meet at the office.

Bridges produces a monthly newsletter with a listing of its members meeting times and locations. The newsletter, a calender and a complete listing of Bridges members are available online at

Current board members are Jane Stein, president; Betty Harris, vice president; Annette Hakkinen, secretary;Kathy Gensel, treasurer; and Joan Crow-Epps, Judy Keck-Walsh, Stan Steadman, Vivian Swanson, Linda Tannehill and Helen Theriault, members.

Community members and organizations interested in joining or volunteering at Bridges can write to: Bridges Community Resource Network Inc., Box 1612, Soldotna, AK,. 99669 or call the Bridges office at 260-3800.

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