— A few years ago, a friend of mine was having a new furnace installed. When the HVAC worker reached down to light the pilot light, there was an explosion. She & her husband escaped with just the clothes on their backs. When I found out about this tragedy, I asked April if Helping Hands could do anything for this couple. She advised me to have them “shop” for clothes to get them through this period of time until their insurance claim was processed. They were so grateful to have this help in such a debilitating circumstance, especially since winter was upon them.
— the stories I hear working in the garage are both happy and sad. So many “seniors” that donate may have lost their spouse, and many times they want to tell me/us about their deceased loved one. I believe it is part of the HH ministry to listen, to show respect, and at times pray with them. Many times happy stories too, moving to a new home, downsizing, making room for a baby etc!!
— Yes, the experience at HH has been truly amazing!!!! With this last year being one of the most difficult years of my life HH has been a place of encouragement, fun, meeting new people , (staff & other volunteers) who have been a joy to work with!! I started in September & lost my hubby in October unexpectedly, but God’s timing is perfect!! I have also enjoyed meeting many customers & getting to know them! One gal in particular comes in every time I’m working & we’ve developed a wonderful friendship & started being prayer partners w/ each other!!! God is so amazing & good!!!! Thank you for this opportunity
Darlene Kumpf – Community Needs Agency
Thank you for volunteering to help make Chillicothe what it is through your volunteer efforts. When you look in the mirror, what you see is a reflection of someone who is caring, has compassion and someone who is truly passionate about helping others. Our community and Helping Hands is blessed because of you!
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