by Edna Nasby
Helping Hands continues to help the citizens of Beckley and Raleigh County on an almost daily basis with clothing and food. They average approximately 700 clients a month and this number will continue to go up once the colder weather comes (which we know will happen eventually.) In case you’re wondering, our hours are Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 AM to noon.
Donations of winter clothing is needed. Please do not include summer clothing in your donations as they have no room to store them until next year. Also needed is toilet tissue, soap and deodorant as well as non-perishable food. These donations can be placed in the large black container outside the church office.
Something else to keep in mind during the fall months Helping Hands will be collecting blankets and jackets. So go through your closets and find those jackets and blankets in good condition and put them aside for when that collection starts.
Many, many thanks to all those who contribute and volunteer. Without your help, this mission could not continue to serve our community. Please keep them in your prayers daily.