A great and effortless way to help those in our Lake Community is with the AMAZON SMILE program, sponsored by Amazon.com. Each and every time you purchase any item, a small percentage of your purchase will go to The Hope House of Miller County. Just go to Amazon.com and look for the Amazon Smile link. It will guide you through the few steps it
takes to register with Amazon Smile and BE SURE TO DESIGNATE "The Hope House of Miller County" as your charitable organization. Then each time you
shop be sure to start on the Amazon Smile page. Doesn't cost you an extra dime and the benefits will be bountiful !
My name is Bob. I volunteer at the Hope House by taking care of the website.
One day a couple of weeks ago I was leaving the Hope House when I noticed a tent set up outside the building. I had no idea what was going on but I am like one of those curious cats so I stopped and talked to these folks in the picture.
Diane Williams sent me the following which I am including about this ministry.
"The Harper Chapel community garden was established in the spring of 2010. We received donations and discounts from area businesses to construct the garden perimeter fence and raised beds. Area Boy Scouts and church members have donated time and money to making this garden a success. We established four 10' by 20' plots specifically for growing produce for the area food pantries. Hope House has been the primary recipient over the past five years. Currently we have 24 families growing produce in our community garden. A third of our families do not belong to our church. We have additional beds available for anyone wishing to join us. We have been very fortunate when families have more produce than they can use they give it to us to donate to Hope House. We have stopped keeping track of the amount of food that we have donated but in past years we have donated over 3000 pounds of produce in a growing season. In the past couple of years we have wondered if people knew what to do with the produce that we have donated. We decided to do cooking demonstrations at Hope House where we show people what they can do with the produce to augment the food that they receive. We also provide copies of the recipes that are used."
PICTURED FROM LEFT TO RIGHT ARE: Linda Barber, Diane Williams, Mary Mason, John Mason
HOPE HOUSE/ALTRIA DAY OF SHARING
The Altria Company presented The Hope House a grant of $7,000 for Hygiene Kits and Supplies. Altria is ranked 4th on Corporate Responsibility Magazine's 2017 "Best Corporate Citizens List". One of Altria's Company Values is "Giving Back" to communities and organizations like The Hope House whose Mission is "Helping those in Need"
Pictured in the photo on the right are from left:
Altria Personnel Kara Conwell, Zach Talin, Chrissy Tipton; Hope House representatives Barb Fischer and Cheryl Gladback
HOPE HOUSE OF MILLER COUNTY
SERVING GOD BY SERVING OTHERS
HOPE HOUSE CELEBRATES
15 YEARS OF SERVING
Hundreds of supporters came to share in celebrating 15 years of The Hope House being a light in the lives of many many families in the communities around the lake. A good time was had by all.
BACKPACKS, SUPPLIES & NEW SHOES FOR THE SCHOOL KIDS
The love and generosity of many donors in our area brought smile after smile to many kids who were able to pick out a backpack of their choosing and then fill it with various school supplies. The kids are also getting a certificate for a pair of new shoes. These children and everyone associated with The Hope House extend a very grateful "Thank You" to all that helped make this possible.