Disaster Relief for Harrisburg

Volunteers needed in Harrisburg

Giving Back Hope neesd a lot of help to finish a few projects in Harrisburg IL following the Feb storms that sacked part of the town.
Giving Back Hope is a small non profit out of Lehigh Acres FL. We have been working in Harrisburg IL. since early March, pulling in relief supplies, working in the clean up as well as demolition phases and rebuilding phase of the relief efforts. I am the director and I travel the U.S. helping communities and families that cannot possibly help themselves. We seek out individuals and families with no hope what so ever of restoring their loses or ever owning a home again and begin working with them in the aftermath of disasters. These are families with low incomes in most cases, no insurance, and no hope. Hence the name Giving Back Hope.
We have a few families and projects we would like to finish up in Harrisburg IL. And i need more volunteers to make this happen.
Project one is for a family from the Harrisburg Church of Christ. A bank owned home was donated and now we are rehabbing it as well as adding 2 bedrooms and a bath for a family of 4 that the local churches picked to receive the home.
Project 2 is for the Humphrey Family. A local family struggling to stay afloat in a bad economy, with a house hold income of approx. $15k annually. The home was all they had, and we would love to finish their project for them.
Project 3 Is for the Presbyterian Church. A home purchased for 1000.00 off the tax rolls. A young mother with 3 children will be receiving this home when it is complete. Her name is Rita and by far has the most heartbreaking life story you have heard in some time. Locals tell us she was unloved even by her own mother when she was growing up as a child.

If we have enough help us here we would also love to re roof the county museum as they are struggling to survive tough times as well. And a local church has ask if we can help them with a new roof. The church has 15 members, and doesnt have the money to put on a roof.

All great projects. Please help us get more people involved as volunteers. I have volunteer housing and meals lined up for anyone wanting to stay for more than a day.

You can see these projects and where we are at on them on our Facebook pages. Giving Back Hope(The Thureos Group Inc) or under my name.

Thank you for your consideration.

Timothy W Hershey, Director
Giving Back Hope
229 Thistle Ct
Lehigh Acres FL 33936

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