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Homeless Outreach & Camp Visits – We check-in with our friends living outside and provide supplies such as replacement tents and sleeping bags. We have distributed 1,200+ new sleeping bags and 1,200+ new tents since 2015. We have helped over 60 unsheltered neighbors end their homeless nightmare through stable housing.
Emergency Shelter Program - We serve as an unofficial safety net to Richmond's shelter system and those homeless neighbors who are unable to access traditional shelter after hours or when beds are unavailable, and therefore have nowhere else to turn. We provide Emergency Motel Stays for those suddenly experiencing homelessness, and for our chronically homeless neighbors during dangerous weather. We provide Dignity Motel Stays for those who have not bathed in weeks. We host our Room in the Inn program each year at Christmas…because no one should spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Night outside.
Food Pantry – Our Mo Hope Pantry is located near the Hanover Courthouse and provides Hanover County residents enough groceries to prepare six meals. Our staff assists with applications for benefits such as Medicaid and SNAP.
Weekly Community Outreach Events – Since 2016, we have hosted over 396 weekly outdoor community outreach events and over 66,000 lunches have been served by our partner churches and business. Through our partnership with Feed More, our mobile pantry provides each individual enough groceries to prepare six meals. These events also provide fellowship, prayer, health screenings, clothing, bike repairs, tents and sleeping bags for those experiencing homelessness, and assistance with Medicaid, SNAP, and replacement photos IDs.
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We wish to thank The TJX Foundation for their generous grant of $2,500 in support of our mobile pantry at Saturday Servings! We currently pre-bag 500 bags of groceries each week for the mobile pantry. That's enough food to prepare 3,000 meals, and at a cost of roughly $2,100 each week.
We wish to thank Bank of America, N.A., as Trustee of the The Bowers, Hunton, Milk, Moore and Tolerton Trusts for awarding Moments of Hope Outreach a grant in the amount of $20,000 for the purchase of a walk-in freezer for our pantry! This will greatly increase our capacity for distributing frozen chicken and other frozen items. Thank you!
We wish to thank Henrico County for its generous grant of $30,000 to help us provide emergency motel stays for Henrico County residents experiencing homelessness. These funds will make possible over 350 motel stay nights! We also wish to thank our partners in Henrico County’s Mental Health and Police departments who voiced their support of us receiving this funding. This is the first of what we hope will be many grants funded by the county. Thank you!
We wish to thank the George J. & Effie L. Seay Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee for their generous grant of $10,000 for our Emergency Shelter program! This is the first grant they have funded for us!
We wish to thank the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for their generous grant of $15,000 for our Emergency Shelter program! We have enjoyed truly impactful support from Bank of America in recent years through volunteerism, outreach, Board service, and funding through this and previous grants. These latest funds will pay for 200 motel stay nights! Thank you!
We are thrilled to shared that we have attained the Platinum Transparency level of assessed by Candid/GuideStar.