Helping Hands Continues to Reach Out

Helping Hands Community Resource Center has continued to be a great resource for families to receive food and clothing on a monthly basis. The needs of our clients continue to grow as the price of everything from milk to bread to meat continues to rise. Every day we get at least one new family reaching out for our services.

We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM until noon. Volunteer help is always welcome. Non-perishable food, clothing, bar soap and toilet paper are always needed and can be left in the large black container outside the church office. Please keep us in your prayers as we continue to provide the help that they need.

Cold Weather Brings More Clients

As the cold weather continues, our number of clients continues to grow each week. The need for food and clothing has never been more present in our community than now. Helping Hands is continuing to collect non-perishable food, winter clothing including coats and blankets, soap and toilet tissue. We covet your prayers as we serve the people of Beckley and Raleigh County. Your donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands Tuesday through Friday from 9AM to noon or left in the black container outside the church office.

Helping Hands in Times of Uncertainty

The ministry of Helping Hands has been helping the people of Beckley and Raleigh County for many years and have helped countless families with both food and clothing. In these times of uncertainty, many, many familes are faced with the problem of providing the basic needs of life and that’s where you come in.

We continue to collect non-perishable food, clothing, toilet paper and bar soap but our biggest concern right now is blankets and coats. Many of our families struggle to keep warm in the winter and that’s where your support has been extremely generous so far this winter and for that we thank you. BUT the need still continues. Every family who comes into Helping Hands is given a blanket for every member of their family.

So let’s check the January sales and help keep Beckley and Raleigh County warm this winter. As always, we thank you for your continued support to this ministry.

A Blanket for Each Family Member

Helping Hands continues to reach out to those less fortunate in the Beckley and Raleigh County by distributing food and clothing. They are also giving a blanket to each family member when they come for assistance. Blankets, non-perishable food  items, soap and toilet paper are always needed. A special thank you to all who have helped us this year. Please keep us in your prayers as to the weather starts to turn cold, their needs will increase. 

Target: 1,000 Blankets for Helping Hands

As the calendar turns to November and the weather starts to get colder, the needs at Helping Hands grows also. Our numbers increase and the need for blankets and coats as well as food grows as well. For the month of November, we are packing the pulpit with blankets and coats (new or slightly used) as well as food items. Our goal is to give every person in a family a blanket and we are aiming to collect 1,000 blankets. That may sound like a huge number but like everything else we do; we trust that God will provide the needs of those less fortunate. So, let’s pack the pulpit so full that Pastor Bryan has to preach from the floor by the end of November

Yay! Undie Sunday!

Undie Sunday has been a great success thanks to our generous congregation. On Sunday, August 28th, we collected 62 pairs of girls panties and 33 pairs of boys briefs as well as 3 boys undershirts. We also received 36 pairs of girls socks and 49 pairs for boys.

For September 25th we collected 69 pairs of girls panties, 4 camie tops, 10 pairs of girls socks, 43 pairs of boys briefs, 10 undershirts and 18 pairs of boys socks.

All of these items were taken to Helping Hands to be distributed to the children they serve. We will continue to collect undies on the last Sunday of each month to provide Helping Hands with an adequate supply for their clients. Our next Undie Sunday will be October 30th. Thanks to everyone!

Someone Always Needs a Helping Hand

As the calendar turns from summer to fall, the needs of Helping Hands also change from providing summer clothing to winter coats and blankets. BLANKETS ARE ONE OF THE MAJOR THINGS THAT ARE ASKED FOR. We also give out non-perishable food as well as soap and toilet paper. We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9AM to noon. Clothing donations are taken on Tuesday’s over at Helping Hands. There is also a container located outside the church office for your donations. Please remember those less fortunate than you – someone always needs a HELPING HAND.

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.