Helping Hands that Help Others

Helping Hands Community Resource Center is a ministry not only of First Baptist Church but of other churches in the Raleigh County area.  We have volunteers from several churches and from the community who volunteer on a weekly basis both in our front office and back in our food and clothing room.  A special thank you to those volunteers.

This ministry is growing on a daily basis and so does the need for non-perishable food, soap, toilet paper and gently used men’s, ladies and children’s clothing. These donations allow us to help those in our community are in need of our services.  Please keep this ministry and these families in your prayers on a daily basis.   Your donations can be brought to Helping Hands Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 to noon or they can be left in the large box outside the church office.

Helping Hands to Help Others in Need

Thanks so very much for your support over these past winter months.  The need was greater than ever and with God’s help we managed to serve the people in our community with coats and blankets as well as food, clothing, soap and toilet paper.  But, the need is still there and grows weekly.    Donations can be dropped off at Helping Hands or placed in the box outside the church office.

We could also use some help working during the hours we are open which is Tuesday through Friday from 9:00 until noon.  Some of our regular workers can no longer help and there are days when we are short-handed.  Please contact Edna Nasby and ask her when she needs help.

Helping Hands Exists to Help Others – Your Help is Needed

Helping Hands is always in need of bar soap and toilet tissue.  These items are given out on a monthly basis to their clients and the need is growing every month.   Non-perishable food items are also needed.   Donations can be left in the box outside the church office.

Help is also needed in the form of actually working at Helping Hands.  Many of the workers have had to leave for medical or other reasons and the need for workers is great.  We are open Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM until noon.  Please pray about this need and see Edna Nasby to let her know when you can work.

Helping Hands

It may seem like something very trivial to you but it’s something we all use.  Helping Hands has been giving out toilet tissue and bar soap along with food items and your help in this project is needed.  What they need is for people to pledge a monthly gift of toilet tissue and/or bar soap.  Your donations will not only help those less fortunate but it will also help the dollars at Helping Hands to go further if they don’t have to purchase these items.  See Edna Nasby and let her know she can count on your support.   Donations can be left outside the church office.

One other way you can help.  If you shop at Krogers and have access to a computer, you can register your Kroger card at  Once you have your card registered, go to the Community tab and click on Kroger Community Rewards and follow the instructions from there.  Helping Hands gets a percentage of your shopping total each time you shop.   If you have any questions about this, contact the church office.

From the Hands that Help Others

We were overwhelmed with the support that we have received from our church family and the Beckley and Raleigh County community during 2016.  The Thanksgiving food, coat and blanket drive will help us immensely throughout the winter.  We also thank our volunteers who come week after week to give their time to help in this vital ministry as well as those of you who support us financially month after month.

While the final numbers were not available at the time of this article, our numbers were up consistently each and every month and we anticipate that trend will continue in the new year so we will need your continued support.  We are always in need of bath soap and toilet tissue.  Non-perishable food items are also needed because the more that is donated, the less we have to purchase and this helps our budget and finances.   Donations can be left in the large box outside the church office.

Helping Hands: Thank You!

A huge, huge thank you for the pounds and pounds of canned goods and non-perishable food, over 100 blankets and countless coats that were donated to Helping Hands in November.   This will help them greatly through the winter months.  There is a great need right now for boxes of saltine crackers, toilet tissue and soap.  Your continued support with non-perishable food items is always needed and can be left in the box outside the church office.

Your Help is Needed

Helping Hands is in need of some volunteers to work in the mornings.

They are open from 9:00 until noon Tuesday through Friday and you can volunteer to work any of those days.

The need is growing monthly and your help would be greatly appreciated.

See Edna Nasby to sign up or call them at 304-253-3467.

Non-perishable food items, toilet paper & soap are also needed.  Donations can be left in the box outside the church office.  

Helping Hands Update

Thank you so much for your donations of winter coats, hats and gloves.   With winter getting such a late start, our demand was extremely high and your help is still needed.  So keep digging through those closets and see if you have any winter coats that have shrunk sitting in the closet.   They can be left outside the church office or you can take them directly to Helping Hands.  Their hours are 9:00 to noon Tuesday through Friday.