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June 2020

Helping Hands International announced three projects this month, namely two fundraisers and a service project!  We are specifically trying to raise funds for our staff between now and the end of August, through a “Keep HHI Staff Going!” campaign, and for the 2020 S. Oregon Makeover project, through our annual phonathon.  We also announced the opportunity for people to volunteer to help build the “Hope Park”, which is an outdoor activities area for individuals and families living in the Salvation Army’s Hope House (a transitional living facility for those facing homelessness) – click here to register!  Will you help us either as a financial supporter, volunteer or both?  We’d love for you to join us!

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

May 2020

Helping Hands International was awarded the Silver Seal of Transparency from GuideStar this month, which places us in the top 2% of the nonprofits on GuideStar, the nation’s premier nonprofit database.  We also announced a India Orphanage project in an effort to bless >30 children in need of an enclosed shelter at the “Bethany Children Home” this October.  We invite you to register for the trip and/or donate today!  “Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.” – James 1:27

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

April 2020

Helping Hands International announced a COVID-19 Disaster Relief eCard response project this month in an effort to bless individuals and families impacted by the health crisis. So far we have blessed over 25 individuals and families in Oregon with $50 eGift cards from Walmart.  In addition, we used social media method to encourage our readers to participate in a “Share the love of God” campaign where individuals completed a HHI flyer and shared their pictures on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc. We also worked with our partners in India and Kenya to ensure over 350 families received famine relief during this time of uncertainty by purchasing beans, rice etc.  Finally, we announced an opportunity to raise funds for HHI through GoFundMe’s COVID-19 matching gift program, which we are happy to report raised over $1k but, which did NOT result in a match from GoFundMe, due to the fact we did not meet the donor count threshold within the time frame provided.  

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

March 2020

Helping Hands International was planning to send our first round of 2020 Volunteers to Baja, Mexico on 3/22/20 to build three homes for families in need until COVID-19 travel restrictions were released (see COVID-19 video update for more information)!  Please continue to pray for our Team Leader, Nate Decoste, and the 30+ Volunteers who committed to building these new homes over a seven day period as we hope to reschedule the trip for later in the year.  If you would like to help Helping Hands International offset the cost of one or more of these new homes, please visit our Donate page today – thank you!

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

February 2020

During February Helping Hands International’s President and Founder, Ron Ashpole, had the privilege to speak with Ashland Christian Fellowship on 02/02/20.  We encourage you to listen to the entire message but, particularly Ron’s section (starting around the 52 minute mark), which focused on being mission-minded.  We also reached out for volunteers to join us as we planned to partner with Samaritan’s Purse to provide Disaster Relief to flood victims in Pendleton, Oregon.  Fortunately/Unfortunately, we had to cancel the trip because Samaritan’s Purse received an unexpected influx of local volunteers, which resulted in open work orders closing more quickly.  We appreciated everyone who responded to our “Call for Volunteers” – we hope you can join us next time!  Finally, during the monthly of February we received the exciting news that the clean water project in the Mathare slums of Nairobi Kenya was officially completed.  This single project is expected to benefit the 527 pupils at the Mcedo Beijing School as well as the surrounding community.  THANK YOU to everyone who donated to this project!  If you would like to join Helping Hands International on a future service project, or become a financial supporter, please visit our Trip Registration and/or Donate page today!

To God be the Glory,

Helping Hands International Staff

January

Helping Hands International has been busy this month finalizing our 2020 Service Project calendar, coordinating with Team Leaders to roll-out our new online Trip Registration process and continuing to support the projects we committed to complete at the end of 2019.

We are happy to announce we have 12 confirmed, and 3 to be announced, 2020 Service Projects!
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To volunteer, submit an Interest Form today – approximately 10% of our total volunteer count in 2019 has already registered for 2020!
Interest Form

Well drilling in the Mathare slums is well underway (pun intended)! Drilling started on 1/17/20, was completed by 1/19/20, and we are now proceeding with water purification tests and identifying the best pump for the location.  This would not have been possible without your generous donations – THANK YOU!
Mathare, Nairobi, Kenya

Helping Hands International

Helping Hands International is a nondenominational Christian Organization dedicated to sending teams throughout the world to bring help and hope to hurting people. Sharing the love of God through practical help is our primary Goal.

Financial Accountability

We adhere to the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA) Standards and are in the process of obtaining membership. For more information on the ECFA “Seven Standards of Responsible Stewardship” Please visit their website at: http://www.ecfa.org .

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