HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY PREFACE
Hands in the Community is the hub of five main ministries under AMP Ministries to reach different niches of people. The other ministries include Biblical Counseling, Kids 4 the King, and Senior Care. HNC (Hands in the Community) is a 501(c)3 organization. Funding for projects is always an issue. At this time, HNC is in need of a Director for one ministry. Currently, there are thirty projects underway every month. Consequently, volunteers are always most welcome to help.
Lester Moon is the Founder and Executive Director. Hands in the Community operates under AMP Ministries. He created HNC eleven years ago. The project volume is increasing. Projects have almost doubled from last year. That is good news and bad news. With growth comes needs for more funding and volunteers.
INTERVIEW WITH LESTER MOON
Today, I had the pleasure to interview a friend in the community. From the time Lester Moon approached the Visalia police chief with an idea to help the community, his efforts have been fruitful. The following is the latest video from October 3rd:
Lester shared two heart-felt stories in his video. Hands in the Community is not a food shelter. It is not a homeless shelter. HNC and its ministries are there to help others in the community. At the call center, requests are taken. Then, volunteers are assembled to help those requesting it. Active volunteers have ranged in ages from 13 to 81 years.
MORE ABOUT HNC
In the Hands in the Community Mission Statement, helping others is supported with Bible scripture. Among these precepts in the mission are helping the church in reaching out to the community, building relationships, giving hope, rapid response in loving their neighbors, reaching out to others, giving glory to the Lord, and loving one another. Please go to the ‘Get Involved’ menu to apply in a number of ways to volunteer.
In the HNC website, another area in the ‘About’ section is the FAC area where most asked questions are answered. These include answers to qualifications, volunteering, donating, community service, safety, and using their services. In the ‘Need Help’ menu button it is explained that when contacted their help begins immediately. Those interested can click on the ‘Donations’ section it is stated that they are tax-deductible.
EVENTS AND PERFORMANCES
When one clicks on the ‘Events’ menu there are a number of scheduled shows and performances where tickets can be purchased well into 2020. Cleto Rodriguez is a stand-up comedian who has opened for well-known performers as Paul Rodriguez, Linda Ronstadt, Toby Mac, and B. B. King. Mark Robinson is a comedian-magician who has opened at comedy clubs, TV commercials, Las Vegas, NBA half-times, and Jimmy Kimmel Live. Also, he performs as Jeff Foxworthy’s opening act. Other events such as barbecues and the like are planned during the year.
The next comedic and magic event is scheduled to play at Visalia First Assembly of God, which is a 2,600 seat auditorium on February 28, 2020. Tickets can be purchased in the Events section at Hands in the Community’s website here.
For those interested in what Hands in the Community have on schedule, please click the ‘Newsletter’ menu option to sign up with an email address.
HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY REACHING OUT IN TULARE AND KINGS COUNTIES
Whether it is a fair, community outreach event, or another function, Hands in the Community with its volunteers is available to share its mission, as well as, show what they do to help people in various towns and cities in Tulare and Kings Counties.
Above is just one of many testimonies that are found at the HNC website. At this time, hundreds of volunteer are devoting their time to foster help to those, without charge who otherwise would not have the hope of being able to pay for services. These services provided include so many domestic repairs such as painting and landscape cleanups.
HOW TO REACH HANDS IN THE COMMUNITY
Hands in the Community has a call center. From there, outreach to help others is planned and scheduled. After over ten years of service where Lester Moon who had performed services in the San Francisco city and bay area, he brought his expertise to central California. Specifically, he brought it to Visalia. After a number of meetings with city officials, he began Hands in the Community. Now, in its eleventh year, he and his team of Directors, Office Managers, and volunteers are busier than ever.
Here is how Hands in the Community can be reached: Office Phone Number: (559) 625-3822 Website: www.hnconline.org. Please scroll down at the ‘Home’ section to donate, volunteer or sponsor.
The hours of operation for this ministry is as follows in the Pacific US Time Zone: Monday-Thursday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. Friday, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm. Saturday-Sunday, Closed.
SUMMATION AND OPINION
This has been a compelling article to complete. Because, how many times do we go through a work-a-day world without consideration for others? I dare say, it is most often. When do we think that all things are taken care of without our help? This is a fascinating thought for all to ponder. How much do you care? When do you consider giving instead of taking? Hands in the Community is operating to give to those who really need help. Otherwise, they may not get it. Yes, viewers it is happening right here in the United States, too.
Thank you for reading and viewing. Because, somewhere in our local area, someone is going to read this and be moved to act. This is my hope. I take this time with humility to publish this for all of you. And, if there is someone (or more than one) who needs help, please take the time to contact Hands in the Community.
Universal Digest is a proponent for community activity. It is part of elevating the human condition where we live. Whether it is local, regional, or global, help where it is possible is shared.
There is certainly not enough of it to go around for so many.