Monday, August 31, 2009

Hands of Hope in the Appalachian Mountains

Okay Group: Vacations are over, kids are back in school and it’s time to get busy on our latest Fleece for the Flock project. We will need you, your friends, family and social groups to complete this latest endeavor, it’s a big one!

The Mission:
Fleece for the Flock has committed to assisting the Hands of Hope Ministry in providing warm coverings for a poverty stricken community in the Appalachian Mountains of West Virginia.

With the recent Diane Sawyer documentary bringing to light the plight of the mountain peoples of the Kentucky, many have seen they don’t need to go across the ocean to find people in dire need - just over the nearest Appalachian mountain. At this time we need about 32 adult size blankets as and any extra blankets we can spare for children and babies. The community could also use as many scarves as we can send, as it get cold in those mountains. We would like to have this need met by the end of September. What do you say, are you in?

By mid December we would like to have 500 blankets and wraps to give as Christmas gifts to our West Virginia neighbors.

By contributing to Hands of Hope Ministry, we have an opportunity assist them in providing inspiration and direction to those suffering various hardships while witnessing the hands and feet of God working in the hills and hollows of southern West Virginia. Please check out their website to learn more about HOHM and the work they minister to this community every day of the year.
Mary and I pray each one of you will do what you can to help personally, spread the word and encourage those in your area to help meet this local need.
By His grace and in His love,
tammy and mary

“The harvest is plentiful, but the workers are few” Luke 10:2

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