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The Alameda Homeless Network is hosting the 26th annual Have a Heart Gala from 6 to 9 p.m., Saturday, April 15. The network is a non-profit organization dedicated to securing funds to keep the Midway Shelter operating 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. 

Join the fun at the gala and bid on exciting silent auction packages. A raffle will be held for a $500 grand prize. Mingle with friends, enjoy a great dinner and help build a stronger, safer community.

The Dec. 5 Midway Shelter Run and Walk saw a special dedication to a long-time supporter of the Midway Shelter and special recognition of a new supporter who is rising through the ranks.

Officials dedicated this year’s run and walk to Harold Wondolleck. Wondolleck was a big supporter of the Midway Shelter having participated every year since 2000. He passed away on Thanksgiving Day and did his last walk for Midway in 2014 at the age of 93. (“Harold Wondolleck” obituary, Alameda Sun, Dec. 3).

Courtesy photo. Alameda County honored Midway Shelter as the county’s highest achieving homeless shelter program for 2013. The Alameda Homeless Network’s co-founder Ginny Krutilek (right) accepted the award with case manager Susan Ong Watson (left center) from Health Care for the Homeless Medical Director Dr. Damon Francis (left) and the county’s EveryOne Home Elaine de Coligny (right center).

Midway earns county’s highest acheivement award.

This year, the Have a Heart Gala which benefits Alameda’s Midway Shelter will honor the shelter’s founder, Ginny Krutilek for her 25 years of service. The gala is slated for Saturday, March 29, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Alameda Elks Lodge, 2255 Santa Clara Ave.

Discounted tickets are on sale now through March 15.

For reservations or more information, call 325-7880 or write to karithompson63@gmail.com.