Helping Hands is an organization in York which was originally chartered to help homeless vets. While they continue to help vets in many ways, their Saturday night meal program is available to anyone.
Organizations in several counties participate by taking one or more weekends a month. They purchase and prepare the food to feed approximately 300 people. The intent is to provide a hot meal for Saturday night, which should include the main course, condiments, dessert, drink and paper supplies. Also a bagged lunch for Sunday, including a sandwich, chips, cookies, fruit and a drink.
Our congregation will be forming several committees to make this a manageable task. For example, volunteers will be needed to purchase items, request donations of items, pickup the items, bake desserts and place in sandwich bags, assist with making ham and cheese sandwiches, assist with making the main course, compiling the lunches, and finally preparing and serving the people.
If you are interested in participating, contact Val Aubry, Committee Chair or complete the form below.
New Jersey 2012
After the destruction of Hurricane Sandy on the East Coast, Wrightsville Presbyterian Church jumped at the chance to help out a community in need. It just so happened that it was over the Thanksgiving holiday that they spent time away from their families to help and support those who needed it.
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In 2017, Hurricane Harvey hit Southeast Texas leaving behind costly devastation (tied with Hurricane Katrina) to many people. Wrightsville Presbyterian Church put together fundraisers and pulled together as much donations that they could to help those in need. A team of 14 set off February 2018 to spend a week in Beaumont, Texas to help families in need.