Helping Hands Mission Statement
The Ladies Behind Helping Hands
I had plans to go away for the weekend on a a creative retreat up north, but the retreat was put on hold because of COVID-19. That afternoon I had read an article about a couple in Texas who started a Facebook Group to help people affected by COVID-19. The couple happened to be my bosses daughter and son-in-law and I was inspired. The next day, I did a Facebook Live in my women’s bible study group and asked if I started a similar group if would they help me. As I was praying about starting the group, God gave me the name Helping Hands. An hour later the group was formed.
I was hoping that we would be able to help a few people in the community and that the group would consist of my close friends. Within 24 hours the group grew to over 800 members and within a week the group was at 2,000 members.
Because of the demand my friend, Nattiel, become my co-lead within hours of the group forming. She offered to help with taking phone calls, texts and Facebook messages. Because of the nature of her job, working in the grocery industry, and her go-getter personality it was a perfect fit! Helping Hands has become a creative solution for today’s problem, COVID-19. The Helping Hands of Alexandria has turned into stories of hope and a beautiful example of people being the hands and feet of Jesus.
After Kelsi contacted me about her idea regarding this group, I was all in. The very first “blessing” regarding the woman we were able to deliver Jaffa Cakes to was the first testimonial I had posted. From there, I was hooked. I knew there were more people out there who needed to be blessed. As Helping Hands grew, so did the fire inside me to want to bless.
There is something amazing that happens inside one’s soul when they are able to bless another person. I want everyone to feel that! Following the prompting of Holy Spirit, the possibilities are endless. In regards to COVID specifically, this group and the organization of different initiatives has allowed me to not partner with fear and instead look at where I can be the hands and feet of Jesus. I encourage everyone else to do the same.
God has blessed me with three amazing children and an extremely supportive spouse. Our boys are 13, 7, and 1. I am a retail manager at a local grocery store. In my “spare” time, I enjoy gardening, fishing and spending time with the boys.
I am so extremely humbled by the outpouring of love from this group. This community has come together to provide funds to continue to bless others. Without the overwhelming support of the community in its entirety, none of this would have been possible.