News for Helping Hands

God has richly blessed the ministry of Helping Hands with many, many volunteers without whom this ministry could not function.  We have also been blessed with the outpour of donations that are given to help those less fortunate in Beckley and Raleigh County.  Each month our ministry continues to grow and reach out to these families with food and clothing.

At the ABW Spring Rally last month their special project was what they called “Love Rolls” or toilet tissue.  You need to look for the Power Point picture to see the result – let’s say it was enormous and thanks to all the ladies who contributed.

As always, we are in need of non-perishable food items  and bar soap as our supply sometimes goes out as quickly as it comes in. Also, when you are doing your spring cleaning, if you come across any blankets that you wish to donate, we can store them until winter.   Donations can be left in the box outside the church office.  Please keep us in your prayers as we help those who pass through our doors.

You will be blessed beyond measure!

First of all, thank you so very much for your continued support of Helping Hands.  Without your prayers and donations, we would not be able to help the continuing need of those less fortunate in Raleigh County.  It’s been a rough winter and, with your donations of blankets and food, we made it through the cold weather.

We continue to need both non-perishable food items as well as soap and toilet tissue.   We could also use a few extra hands if you have some free time Tuesday through Friday mornings from 9:00 until noon. You will be blessed beyond measure.

Helping Hands Continues to Grow

Our ministry here at Helping Hands continues to grow on a daily and weekly basis, but we are blessed to be able to provide both food and clothing to those who are most needy.  We also have a great group of volunteers who work the front desk, food room, clothing room and drivers who pick up donated food from our local supermarkets.  These people are here week in and week out and this ministry could not exist without them.

We continue to need non-perishable food, soap and toilet paper and these donations can be left in the box outside the church office.  As always, please keep us in your prayers as we continue to serve the people in the Raleigh County area.

A Big, Big Thank You from Helping Hands

First of all, a big, big thank you to all of you for your donations of both food, clothing and blankets.  Your generosity is sometimes overwhelming and greatly appreciated.  Unfortunately, our needs here at Heling Hands grow almost on a daily basis especially with the extreme cold weather we’ve had lately.   Both our resources and our volunteers have been stretched sometimes past the breaking point.

Please continue with your food and clothing donations and also if you can spare a morning we really, really need some new volunteers.  We are open Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon and you will receive a blessing each and every time you help someone in need.   Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands or in the large box outside the church office.

Also, please continue to keep us in your prayers daily as we serve the less fortunate here in Raleigh County and may God richly bless each and every one of you

We are Extremely Grateful

We here at Helping Hands are extremely grateful for the donations of food, clothing, blankets and money that we received last year from our FBC family.  Through your generosity, we were able to help literally thousands of people throughout the Raleigh County community last year.  A special thank you also to our volunteers who come week in and week out.  Without you, Helping Hands could not accomplish the tasks that need to be done.

As 2018 unfolds, our needs grow literally on a daily basis.  Your donations of food, clothing, and blankets are still needed and are greatly appreciated.  Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we minister to the people here in Raleigh County.

Thanks for Packing the Pulpit

Our thanks to all of you who helped pack the pulpit during the month of November. The response was overwhelming. With the cold weather now upon us, the need for food, blankets and winter coats is always a necessity. The needs of our community always grow during the winter months so your donations are greatly appreciated. We also thank all of you who volunteer throughout the year. Your help is a true blessing. Please keep this ministry in your prayers as we continue to serve the Raleigh County area.

Pack the Pulpit with Food and Blankets for Helping Hands

Once again this year we are continuing our Thanksgiving project of packing the pulpit with non-perishable food and blankets for Helping Hands.  Our goal is to pack the pulpit with so much food and blankets that Pastor Doc has to preach from the floor of the sanctuary the Sunday before Thanksgiving.    This project has been a huge success in the past and has been a huge blessing to our clients.   Our numbers continue to grow weekly and with the winter fast upon us, that need will surely increase.

We also could use gently used coats, all the way from babies to adults.  Many of our clients come in the winter months with virtually nothing in the way of winter outerwear.  So go through your closets and see if there’s a coat or two that you no longer wear that we could use.

As always, please keep us in your prayers as we continue to serve the people of Raleigh County.

Helping Hands Who Help Others

As the calendar turns into October, the weather is starting to turn cooler and our focus shifts a bit to providing for needy families for the winter.  Winter coats and blankets are always in need.

Our food pantry continues to run low on our non-perishable items and the demand is constantly rising.  Your non-perishable contributions are greatly appreciated and can be left in the large box outside the church office.  We are also still in need of volunteers to work and would welcome your help there as well.

As always, we appreciate your love and prayers for this ministry and ask that you continue to pray for the needs of our community to be met.

The Demand is Getting Greater

The ministry of Helping Hands is going strong helping the citizens of Raleigh County with food and clothing items.  The demand is getting greater and greater and that’s where you can help.  Non-perishable food items, toilet paper and soap are always good items to donate.

They have also started a project of collecting toothbrushes and toothpaste so that in August every child in a client’s family with a new toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste before they start school.   These donations can be left in the large box outside the church office.

Your monetary support is also appreciated as well as your prayers for the clients and for the workers who tirelessly help out when the center is open.  If you happen to have a morning free, please contact Edna Nasby. She’s always looking for a helping hand.

Help Spread Smiles

Helping Hands is starting a program to provide each child in a client’s family with a new toothbrush and full size tube of toothpaste.

Their goal is to have these ready to go in August just as the children are going back to school.

They serve over 700 clients each month and each family has several children so the need is tremendous.

Donations can either be brought to Helping Hands on Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon or left in the donation box outside the church office.

Please keep these families in your prayers daily.

We also continue to need non-perishable food items, soap and toilet tissue.  These items can be placed in the donation box outside the church office as well.