Need is Growing on Daily Basis

Helping Hands is continuing to serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County where the need is growing on a daily basis. Many new clients have been helped by the generous donations of non-perishable food items as well as those who continue on a monthly basis to need food to feed their families. Your donations are greatly appreciated and we ask that you continue this through the fall. Donations can be left in the large black container outside the church office or taken directly to Helping Hands. They are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to noon.

We are not taking any clothing donations at this time due to the regulations concerning their distribution and have no idea when this practice will resume again.

We thank you for your prayers and support to the people who we serve and ask that you continue praying for this vital ministry to the community. 

Looking Ahead

by Howard Mollohan

As I mentioned in church on August 9, Helping Hands is hoping to participate in the Macs Toy Fund program this year. Macs will not operate as normal because of the COVID-19. However, in cooperation with Beckley Area Foundation and other agencies such as Helping Hands they will be distributing toys to needy children in Raleigh County. We will accept older toys in “very good” condition and of course we would request cash donations. More information will follow as it becomes available.

Helping Hands Continues to Serve

Helping Hands will be taking food donations only until further notice. They can be left in the black container outside the church office. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon to serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue this ministry.

Far Less Than Perfect

In a perfect world, there would be no need for places like Helping Hands but we all know this world is far less than perfect. Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, we’ve had to temporarily adjust our days and hours of operation. Like everyone else, we are concerned for the safety of not only our volunteers but our clients as well. We are making every effort to do both and still be of service to the people of Raleigh County.

Once this medical outbreak is passed, we will resume our regular hours of operation which are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon. We ask that you hold off on any clothing donations as we are inundated with clothing at this time. We continue to need your donations of non-perishable food items. Once we re-open, those donations can be dropped off either at the church or at Helping Hands.

Please continue to pray for us as well as those less fortunate who we will continue to serve.

Marching into a New Month

As we “March” into the month of March and hopefully winter is behind us, first off we would like to thank you for your prayers, support and donations. We couldn’t do what we do without you. Your donations of food, clothing and money are greatly appreciated.

We help on average of 700 plus families a month and that number continues to increase. Men’s clothing is always a great need along with toiletry items such as toilet paper and women’s feminine products. These items, along with any other spring and summer clothing items, can be either taken to Helping Hands which is open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until 12:00 noon or dropped off in the large black container outside the church office.

If you happen to have a few spare hours during the morning, your help would be greatly appreciated. As always, keep us in your prayers as we continue to ministry to the people of Beckley and Raleigh County.

Cold, Cold, Cold

As winter marches on and the weather outside is finally settling into what it should be, that is cold, cold, cold, the needs of Helping Hands grows and grows and grows.

The people of Raleigh County who need assistance is overwhelming at times and that’s why Helping Hands exists, to help those who need food and clothing. Your continued support of prayer, food and clothing donations and money is what keeps the doors open, the lights on and the food panty stocked.

The Bible tells us to feed the hungry and provide clothing to those around us Our volunteers work tirelessly Tuesday through Friday trying to fulfill the basic needs of the people who cross our doors. We even have a crew that works on Monday as the need arises to keep things in order. If you happen to have an extra morning, we sure could use your help.

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we continue to minister and help those in the Raleigh County area.

Helping Hands

Our Helping Hands Resource Center continues to help the less fortunate in Raleigh County with food and clothing. We had a very successful toy distribution last month providing toys to families to help make their Christmas just a bit brighter. Thanks to our many, many volunteers who work tirelessly week in and week out at our Resource Center as well as the men who do the food pick ups at the various grocery stores.

We are continuing to collect coats, blankets and winter clothing as well as non-perishable food items, soap and toilet tissue. These items can be placed in the large black container outside the church office.

Reaching Out to Help Others

Now that the weather has turned colder, the number of clients that we serve increases drastically. Many, many homes are struggling to keep food on their tables for their families and that’s where Helping Hands reaches out with a food box (or two) depending on the size of the family which helps offset the cost of food each month. There is also a clothing room that has clothing, warm coats and blankets that are available.

As a result of the harvest gathering last month from the church, our pantry is stocked and coats and blankets are available but it won’t take long for this supply to be exhausted. We ask that you continue to support this ministry with non-perishable food, soap, toilet paper, bar soap, coats, blankets and winter clothing. Last but certainly not least please keep us in your prayers as we serve the people of Raleigh County.

Winter can’t be far behind

Helping Hands is continuing to help those less fortunate here in Beckley and in Raleigh County. Now that fall is here, winter can’t be far behind and that’s where our need really grows tremendously. We will be needing blankets, winter coats and winter clothing. We also are in desperate need of men’s clothing and under garments.

Thank you for your continued support of bar soap, toilet paper and non-perishable food items and please keep these donations coming. Donations can be either dropped off at Helping Hands or left in the container outside the church office. We also thank you for your prayers as we continue to serve our community.

Winter is Coming

Helping Hands is continuing to help those less fortunate here in Beckley and in Raleigh County. Now that fall is here, winter can’t be far behind and that’s where our need really grows tremendously. We will be needing blankets, winter coats and winter clothing. We also are in desperate need of men’s clothing and under garments.

Thank you for your continued support of bar soap, toilet paper and non-perishable food items and please keep these donations coming. Donations can be either dropped off at Helping Hands or left in the container outside the church office. We also thank you for your prayers as we continue to serve our community.