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.

Helping Hands Continues to Grow

The
ministry of Helping Hands is growing more and more each month as they continue
to serve the needs of the people of Raleigh County.  We are in need of  
toilet tissue, bar soap, coats, blankets and deodorant.   Our food shelves are almost bare so your donations
of non-perishable items are also needed.    
Donations can be left outside the church   office in the black container.  We
are also in need of some “helping hands” to serve as volunteers.  We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00
AM until noon.  Please see Edna
Nasby.  Your prayers and support are much
appreciated. 

Helping Hands Continues its Mission

Now that school is out and summer is officially here our demand for food and clothing here at Helping Hands continues. We continue to serve the people of Raleigh County and that demand is growing every week. We are always in need of non-perishable food that will offset items that we have to purchase as well as plastic Kroger or Walmart bags. These items can either be dropped off at Helping Hands or left in the large black container outside the church office.

We also receive donations from local supermarkets that also provide meat, vegetables and baked goods. There is a regular crew of men who do these pick ups and we really appreciate the time these men give every week doing this task.

With vacations coming on, we are always in need of volunteers to fill in while our regular workers are out of town. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon. Contact Edna Nasby and let her know when you can help. Also, don’t forget if you shop at Kroger to add us to their Community Rewards program. You can do this at Kroger.com as long as you have a Kroger card (and who doesn’t have one of those).

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to meet the needs of those less fortunate.

Helping Hands Continues Its Outreach Programs

Helping Hands is continuing to help those less fortunate and in need of food and clothing. On an average month help is given to over 700 families who are residents of Raleigh County, A special thank you to those who volunteer at Helping Hans also those who go to our local merchants and pick up donated food items every week. This is a tremendous help in keeping our costs down.

On the subject of money, do you know you can donate to Helping Hands and it doesn’t cost you anything? HOW? If you shop at Krogers and have a Kroger card, you can donate through their Community Rewards program and a portion of your purchases goes directly to Helping Hands. Check it out on the Kroger web page or contact the church office if you need help signing up.

Thanks to all who have been donating food items, toilet tissue, soap and plastic bags. We appreciate your help with these donations and please keep them coming. We are also accepting summer clothing. Donations can be either dropped off at Helping Hands or put in the large black container outside the church office.

Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to meet the needs of the residents of Raleigh County.

Spring at Helping Hands Resource Center

Hopefully winter is over and spring is in the air. We served hundreds and hundreds of people this past winter and through your generosity, their needs were met but the need is ongoing. We are asking for your non-perishable food and spring and summer clothing donations as well as soap and toilet tissue. These donations can be put in the black container outside the church office.

We also are in desperate need of plastic Walmart and Kroger bags. We use hundreds of these a month and your help would be greatly appreciated. These can also be put in the black container outside the church office or dropped off at Helping Hands.

We appreciate the volunteer and prayer support of the people of First Baptist and others and ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers as we continue to meet the needs of the people in the Raleigh County area.