Moments of Hope Outreach gives Hope to neighbors in the Richmond area experiencing homelessness & those living in poverty by providing weekly healthy meals, life-sustaining supplies, & connecting them to local, state, & federal health & housing resources.
Do you have a passion for serving the homeless and less fortunate? Are you looking for a way to reach those in need in RVA? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us reach those that are living in poverty. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!
Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, putting together blessing bags or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't reach those in need without the help of supporters like you. #MomentsOfHopeOutreach
We could not be more proud of our amazing pantry volunteers! They put their heart and soul into making our pantry guests feel loved and valued, and Hanover County acknowledged their efforts during their Spirit of Volunteerism Award celebration by presenting them with the Spirit of Team Award. Though the award says "team", they've truly become a family. We are truly grateful for the time and resources each our pantry volunteers contributes to our Mo Hope Pantry!
When we use the term “budgeted”, we mean this is the minimum amount we expect God to provide through donations and grants, to accomplish what we discern Him calling us to accomplish. Being humbly transparent…In 2018, we budgeted $120,000, received $172,337, and spent $154,465.
For 2019, we’ve budgeted $258,560; roughly $21,547 each month. That’s a lot of $25, $50, $100 & $1000 donations, and every dollar helps! We’ll gladly spend more to accomplish more, if we receive more.
Mo Hope has lots of great news & big changes in store for 2019! Without a doubt, the most exciting news is that Betty Jo (Betty Hayes) has joined us full-time as our Director of Pantry Operations! Her primary role will be to oversee & direct all operations for the Mo Hope Mobile Pantry at our Saturday Servings events, and the Mo Hope Pantry near the Hanover Courthouse. We are absolutely thrilled about this!
This is a tremendous commitment made by someone who already does far more than most have any notion of. God sent Betty Jo to be Bob's right hand in running Mo Hope, and in doing so, freeing him up to do more of what he's called to do. And Bob, Mo Hope, and those we serve have benefited beyond measure. With all she's accomplished as a volunteer, We're looking forward to what Betty Jo will accomplish and inspire moving forward.
When you're responsible for the feeding of a large group of people, you take it very seriously. When someone says they will provide the fried chicken for 250 people, you experience joy (not a food the group normally gets) and fear that the group won’t show with the food. Today, a lot of happy people (184) had fried chicken, green beans and potatoes, rolls, desserts, and assorted drinks. Thanks to the Folks from Shady Grove for providing the chicken. AND thanks to Shari Anderson’s group that always rocks the meal. Lots of happy folks today.
Nurses Barbara and Shay stayed busy with blood sugar and blood pressure. They redressed a spider bite. Nurse Barbara showed Kim what he needed to do to improve circulation in his legs.
Bill and Archie stayed busy with bike repairs today. A steady flow of repairs was made.
Thanks to Bill and Kathie League who spent their morning packing and moving Susan. Even though they spent the morning doing that, they still came and served this afternoon.
20 bus passes were given to those with dr appts or for transport to work. We purchase these from Walgreens. That was all the one day passes they had today. This has become a common occurrence. So many depend on passes for dr. Appts.
Two tents were given out today. As one of our guests was telling me about the holes in their tent, another walks up with a similar story. I cautioned both of them in the placement of their tents. Rain and storms have left their tents ripped and torn.
My heart hurts that one of our friends that had gone to live in another state is back.It appears that this was not a good move as his agitation grew as the afternoon wore on.
Moments of Hope Outreach helps many. We can feed, clothe, provide a tent and sleeping bag. We can have a nurse look at you. We can give you food for a day. The most important thing we do for a guest is pray. What we cannot do, God can. Without the promise of salvation, our guests, like us,have no hope. Please keep our guests, our volunteers, our donors, and our leaders in your prayers.
I appreciate the many hugs I received today. A good hug cures a world of hurt. Our guests are some of the best huggers. Come experience what the excitement is about.
Written by Betty Jo
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It will help us pay for tents, sleeping bags, canned goods, emergency shelter & dignity stays in motel rooms, and so much more.
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