Hope Springs Outreach Center and Christian Fellowship is a Christ centered non-profit ministry located on Baxter Street at the Rock Springs housing authority project in Athens Georgia. We hold regular bible studies, youth meetings and worship services for the people of our community and have an aggressive program of loving outreach for our neighborhood.
We are here to provide a safe community gathering place for those which will open doors to building relationships and bringing them to Christ. We are open ears and arms to listen and love them.
Our work for the less fortunate in our area depends on contributions from our community. Athens is one of the poorest urban areas in the USA. Many elderly individuals as well as young families are unprepared for the lag time in locating employment or volunteer hours now required to make themselves eligible for these greatly reduced benefits. Even if they are prepared, there are many who are just unable to work and are in the midst of seeking permanent disability aid. This process can take up to five years and an average of three court appearances. We simply don’t know what we would do for five years without income.
The number of people we serve who suffer with inherited mental disorders and genuine disability is on the rise as well as an increase in the number of young children without sufficient summer food due to the SNAP cut backs. We need your help in order to meet the needs of the poor in our community in a way that allows them to maintain some sense of dignity and stability.
This year we have a new aggressive plan on our hearts. We are going to open approximately 1500 square feet of space on the backside of our Baxter Street facility as a clothing and furniture warehouse. We hope to open by early fall and are seeking $9200.00 in funds to get HV/AC installed in the space. We have already emptied the space of its contents and are making preparations for donations of gently used clothes, quality used furniture and household accessories. This work will be called, “The Community Warehouse”.
We cannot do this alone. We are looking for 100 people, families, businesses or churches willing to contribute $100.00 per month to expand our labor. We do not want you to forsake giving your tithe to your local church. We are looking for folks who will stand with us in faith and go $100.00 further with your faith contributions. If we can find these 100 Warriors of Mercy we will reach our goal and take one more step toward realizing the kingdom on earth as it is in heaven! The cost of installing AC in that warehouse alone will be $9200.00
You can find further information about our ministry and programs on our Face Book page and at, www.hopespringsathens.com or call us at (706) 549-0350 and ask for Marion Mullinax. Contributions can be made via PayPal or by mail at: Hope Springs 1025 Baxter ST, Athens, GA 30606. We appreciate your financial and prayer support.