Helping Hands Continues to Reach Out

As fall is coming and school is back in session, we’ve had a great summer. We received over 100 boxes of cereal from the VBS program and for this we are extremely grateful. We continue to help the people of Beckley and Raleigh County with food, household items and clothing. Our numbers are picking up which means there are more people who need our services.

We are always in need of non-perishable food. As I’m sure you’re aware, food prices are rising and we are feeling the pinch as well. We also are in need of towels and bed linens as well as baby clothes, soap and blankets. (There is always a need for blankets even though it’s not winter yet).

One more thing – don’t forget if you have a Kroger card, sign up under Rewards and list Helping Hands Community Resource Center as your organization and a portion of your purchase goes directly to us at a cost of absolutely nothing to you.

We are so thankful for your donations and prayers and ask you to continue both. Your donations can be brought to Helping Hands Tuesday through Friday from 9AM to noon or left in the large black container outside the church office.

Helping Hands – The Mission Remains

Helping Hands has been an outreach ministry of First Baptist for many years and their mission still stays the same – to help those less fortunate with food and clothing. We all know that food prices have gone through the roof and it is making it harder for those on a limited budget to buy groceries each month and that’s where Helping Hands steps in. Clients can come once a month and they will be provided with a box of food depending on their family size and also given an opportunity to browse through our clothing room.

Our numbers are picking back up and we are truly grateful for that and that’s’ where your help is needed. We need non-perishable food items, toilet paper, bar soap, blankets and bed linens as well as summer clothing. Clothing items are only taken on Tuesday’s from 9:00 until noon. Your donations are greatly appreciated and can be either dropped off at Helping Hands from Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon or left in the black container outside the church office. Please keep us in y our prayers as we continue to serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County.

Helping Hands: Serving for Many, Many Years

Helping Hands has been serving the people of Beckley and Raleigh County for many, many years and we could not have done it without your prayers and your donations. As we continue this mission, we are in need of non-perishable food donations as well as toilet paper. These donations can either be dropped off at Helping Hands or left in the black container outside the church office.

If you have a Kroger card, log into your account and click on the Community Rewards tab and select Helping Hands. Krogers donates a portion of what you spend to Helping Hands at no cost to you !!!

As far as clothing donations, we are only accepting summer clothing at this time. These items can also be dropped off at Helping Hands. Our hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. until noon and we are always in need of volunteers to help out. We thank you for your prayers and support to this ministry and as that you continue your prayers as we endeavor to help those who are in need in Beckley and Raleigh County.

Your Helping Hands are Needed

The weather has warmed up (finally) we look forward, as does everyone, to sunshine and warmer days. We thank you for your generous donations of money food and clothing which helps us a great deal as we serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County.

But what we need even more is some “helping hands”. We need at least eight people every day to work both the front desk, food rooms and clothing rooms and that’s where you come in. It’s only three hours a day Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon and you will be truly blessed. See Edna Nasby and let her know when you can work.

We are also receiving spring and summer clothing as well as soap, toilet paper and non-perishable food items. These items can either be taken to Helping Hands or left in the black container outside the church office. Once again, thank you for your support and keep us in your prayers.

Your “Helping Hands” are Needed

We here at Helping Hands have made it through another winter and now that spring has “officially” begun, we look forward, as does everyone, to sunshine and warmer days. We thank you for your generous donations of money food and clothing which helps us a great deal as we serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County.

But what we need even more is some “helping hands”. We need at least eight people every day to work both the front desk, food rooms and clothing rooms and that’s where you come in. It’s only three hours a day Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon and you will be truly blessed. See Edna Nasby and let her know when you can work.

Also, starting in April we will only be receiving spring and summer clothing as well as soap, toilet paper and non-perishable food items. These items can either be taken to Helping Hands or left in the black container outside the church office.

Once again, thank you for your support and keep us in your prayers.

Always Reaching Out to Help

Helping Hands has been a vital mission project of First Baptist Church for many years and is still going strong. We are here to help with food and emergency clothing for those in need of it. We also need volunteers to work in the front office, the food room, the clothing room or to help separate and size clothing. The hours of operation are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM until noon. We have people from all over the Beckley area as well as residents from Raleigh County who depend on agencies such as ours to lend them a “helping hand.”

We are always in need of toilet paper and bar soap which we include in each box we give out. We could also still use gently used sheets, blankets and clothing. These items can be dropped off at Helping Hands during our regular hours of operation or left in the large black container outside the church office.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to help the people of Beckley and Raleigh County one at a time.

Helping Through These Cold Winter Days

We here at Helping Hands continue to help those in need through these cold winter months with food and clothing. We thank you for your donations of both money and food and ask that you keep us in your prayers. We are always in need of volunteers to work both the front desk and the clothing room as well as what we call our pick up people that go to the various grocery stores during the week and pick up donations. If you can help in any way, please contact Edna Nasby.

We are also collecting bar soap and toilet tissue that we give out as part of our donation box. These can be left in the large black container outside the church office. We take winter clothing donations at Helping Hands on Tuesday’s only from 9AM until noon. Thanks again for your support.

Keeping Our Community Warm

We had a great Christmas toy giveaway last month and many children received toys from your generous donations. Many of these little ones probably would not have had a Christmas if these toys had not been donated. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity.

Now that it’s officially winter – or at least that’s what the calendar says – we turn our focus to keeping people warm as well as fed. We are always in need of blankets, coats and sleeping bags. These sometimes go out as fast as we receive them.

A Huge Thank You from Helping Hands

Thank you so, so much for the tremendous support you gave to Helping Hands in the donations of winter coats and blankets.  This will truly come in very handy as we serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County through the winter.    We are always in need of non-perishable food items, toilet paper and bar soap.  Donations can be placed in the large black container outside the church office.  We are also still collecting winter clothing on Tuesday’s from 9:00 AM until noon.  Thank you again for your generous support of this ministry and please keep us in your prayers.

Helping Others Get Ready for Winter

Helping Hands is once again gearing up for another cold winter. We have changed our clothing room over to winter clothing for adults and children. We are in desperate need of winter coats and blankets. This is always a huge need once the weather turns cold. We will be packing the pulpit at the church with new and “gently used” winter coats and blankets during the month of November.

We continue to need soap and toilet tissue which can be left in the black container outside the church office. Volunteers are a necessary part of our mission and your help would be greatly appreciated. It’s just three hours a day and you will be blessed by seeing how we minister to the community.

As always, keep us in your prayers as we continue to reach out to the city of Beckley and the surrounding community.