There is always a need to serve the dear neighbor. Through our Helping Hands ministry, we provide emergency financial assistance and temporary housing and maintain a small food bank for those who find themselves in crisis. We work with other agencies and organizations throughout Concordia and the area to avoid duplication of services. We are often the last resort for families with no other resources available.
Each year Helping Hands provides $10,000-15,000 in assistance to more than 350 households — roughly a family a day. Those seeking assistance do not have to meet any criteria to receive our help. We serve a diverse population: families, individuals, young teens, senior citizens. We help both those who live in town and those just passing through.
Helping Hands is completely dependent on private donations. We do not receive any state or federal money. If we do not have any money or our shelves are bare, we have to turn people away.
We, and the people we serve, deeply appreciate any offering you make to this ministry.