22-24 Jun – 23rd Afrikan-American Festival sponsored by Peninsula Sickle Cell Society – H.E.L.P. is a Silver sponsor at Mill Point Park.
Donation of Backpacks, sleeping bags, flashlights and personal hygiene items. Thank you Street Church and Pastor Steve
Pine Chapel House, House Dedication & Ribbon Cutting.
On 29 May, the New Mobile Unit will be in the community neighborhoods from 9 am – 4pm at 351 E. Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA.
The Hampton Book Mobile will be used as the HELPMobile for 2012 and will be driven throughout the city during times of excessive heat and cold. Residents who need respite from the temperatures will be allowed to relax on board for short periods. Thank you City of Hampton for providing a recreational vehicle once used to haul Hampton’s books to under served areas is now being used to shelter the city’s homeless population from the extreme heat and cold.
H.E.L.P. is honored to attend the Virginia Baptist State Convention Home Missions Board Breakfast. See more on Home Missions Board page.
Guests at H.E.L.P.’s A Night’s Welcome Emergency Shelter – First Baptist Church, Hampton – Hair Cuttery was on hand that night. The Hair Cuttery, 4029 W. Mercury Blvd, Hampton, VA 757-826-7829 gives back to the community by providing haircuts to guests at A Night’s Welcome Emergency Winter Shelter. Thanks to Phyllis McKnight and stylists for volunteering their time and talents.
During this season of A Night’s Welcome, there have been many exciting changes. Today H.E.L.P. is proud to announce that two (2) more chronically homeless program participants moved into housing. They willingly embraced their barriers to self-sufficiency and have taken the first steps in breaking those barriers down. We are honored to have served these two and know that many of you played a vital role encouraging them over the years. We are so excited that they will be living in a place that will help them deal with their addictions, have a stable and safe home environment and a place where they can grow in their faith. As they prepared to leave, there were tears of joy and thankfulness, handshakes and hugs that reflected the hand up that was given. They join a group of 22 men of the Night’s Welcome program that are on a pathway to self-sufficiency. This number does not include the numerous families and women that have been placed in housing this season. Please join us with prayers of thanksgiving as we continue to reduce the homeless population in our community one person at a time.
H.E.L.P is very thankful to the City of Hampton for the use of the City of Hampton “Bookmobile”.
St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, Hampton made a Food Pantry Donation! In February 2012, St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church provided a Food Pantry Donation. H.E.L.P. thanks them for their support.