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August Update from our Executive Director

Dear Neighbors,
It amazes me to think of all that Neighbors of Hope has gone through these past few years as we have tried to sustain this ministry of healing and hope to our most vulnerable neighbors. The economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic certainly took its toll on us. Donations have declined significantly. Pre-pandemic, we had a staff of nineteen and dozens of volunteers. Today we are down to six staff members and less than one dozen volunteers. We could not sustain the costs of two of our social enterprises and our women & children’s ministry and had to close them. And yet, the need for healing and hope is even greater this summer, and God calls us to respond.

We know that during these summer months, many in our community will go on searching to find their next meal, a safe space to lay their heads, and hope for a better life. Let us not forget these neighbors of ours as the demands of summer beckon for our attention and our money. I pray you will remember the men, women, and children we serve Jesus among and the Great Hope we offer to them. Without your prayers and support this summer, these neighbors in need will only continue to be reminded of their pain and suffering. Please consider sending a contribution to help us continue to minister to these brothers and sisters struggling this summer.

Thank you for your support and generosity. God loves a cheerful giver!

Serving Christ,

Pastor Steven Palmer

Executive Director