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Amelia Islander

Be a Bell Ringer!

Dec 05, 2016 02:00AM
The Salvation Army Hope House is seeking individuals and day sponsors to help them fill every open bell ringing time slot for all 10 Nassau County Bell Ringing Sites between now and Christmas Eve. If you want to stir up the Christmas Spirit inside of you and within the community, join with friends by ringing during a 2 hour time slot. To schedule, please call Mary Moore at 904-321-0435 or 904-430-3560 or email [email protected]

The Hope House offers the following services:

Free Clothing and Emergency Food: OA free clothes closet and emergency food pantry are open Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 1:30-3:30 p.m. for anyone in need. Clothing, linens, and toiletries are provided by individuals, businesses, churches, and clubs. Food is provided by individuals, grocery stores, restaurants, businesses, churches, and an occasional grant.

Financial Assistance: Financial assistance is provided to qualified households through federal, state, local, and private grants as well as through individual donors. Availability and assistance levels vary based on program requirements. Some services are sponsored by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families.

Emergency Travel and Gas: The Hope House routinely assists families and individuals with transportation funding. In 2015, 227 families received gasoline, door to door and transit vouchers, bus tickets and inner tubes helping them get to work, the doctor, obtain IDs, go home to far-away family, and more. Funding is provided by private donors and occasional grants.

For more information about these and other services offered by The Hope House visit http://www.salvationarmyflorida.org/jacksonville/locations/nassau-county-hope-house/