Saturday, August 15, 2009

Thanks for Stopping By the Ministry Center

We very much appreciated everyone who has stopped by today and yesterday. Most everyone who has come in has been passionate about our ministry needing to stay in Strawberry Plains. This won't help us with the landlord but it does help us feel better.

Our hope is to be able to find a location within Strawberry Plains. To do that we need your help. If you hear of someplace that is affordable please let us know. Tell your friends and neighbors and get them involved in our struggle.

Hope for is the only social service agency that helps all of the 37871, Strawberry Plains zip code. To us, it does not matter which county you are in. We only care that you are a person who needs the services we can offer.

Our services include:

Assistance to Victims of Domestic Violence (hence the blogathon)
Restorative Justice for juvenile offenders
Hope Youth for At-Risk Youth
Food Pantry
Angel Food Distribution
Free Clothing
Free Household Items
Crisis Stabilization
Domestic Violence Training and victim support
Homeless referrals
Other needs may be met on a case-by-case basis.

The people who receive these services know how badly they are needed.

Also, last year Hope for gave out almost 30 Bibles. Can you imagine being in middle school and being the only person in your home who reads a Bible? The girl was upset when hers was lost during the many moves she had to make with her family. When we gave her a Bible she got excited, gave us a hug and said

"I love church Bibles most of all!"

You made it possible for her to have that Bible. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts. Now, if you don't mind, could you help us look for a place to relocate? This will help us continue to help students like this one have what they need.

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