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Nassau Hope House Needs Donations

May 13, 2013 02:00AM
The Salvation Army Hope House is dedicated to restoring those in need to a place of productivity and self-sufficiency - values that are necessary for a community to grow and prosper. The Northeast Florida Salvation Army serves over 350,000 people per year, and operates over 20 programs year-round. For Nassau residents in need, the Hope House in Fernandina Beach provides food, clothing, and many other services.

This time of year is always difficult for charitable organizations. Pantries are bare and money is scarce. It’s hard to stretch those donation dollars given during the holidays to last all year. So before you head out on your summer vacation this year, consider helping out the Hope House with food, clothing, or even a check, if you can afford it. Last month, the Hope House sent out a desperate plea for food, and received many donations, but now their cupboards are bare again.

Some of the items needed are basic non-perishable food and hygiene items. Some of their most needed goods are peanut butter, jelly, cereal, canned meats and soups, bottled water, spaghetti sauce, paper goods, diapers, razors and shaving cream, sheets, pillows, and bath towels. If you would like to make donation, please stop by the Hope House at 410 S. 9th Street. Their office hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon, and 1 to 5 p.m.