Share-A-Haircut is Back!

Hair Cuttery is sponsoring their annual Share-A-Haircut again in 2016!

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Share-A-Haircut is a way for you to get your kids a fresh cut for the new school year and also providing a local kid with a free cut as well.

For every kids haircut (up to age 18) purchased from August 1-15, Hair Cuttery will provide a certificate for a free haircut to local kids!

So spread the word to your friends, neighbors, church, social club and more to take their kids to one of the three convenient Hair Cuttery salons in Hagerstown listed below:

  • 18035 Garland Groh Blvd
  • 1733 Dual Highway
  • 17301 Valley Mall Rd (Valley Mall)

For more info about Hair Cuttery go to http://www.haircuttery.com.

 

Volunteers Are the Heart of The Hope Center

In 2015 we celebrated 60 years of hope at The Hope Center. And a major part of what makes it possible for us to continue to provide services to men, women & children for free are all the hours of service given by faithful, caring friends in our community who serve as volunteers at The Hope Center.

Since 1955, The Hope Center has been a lighthouse to the needy in our community. Whether it was a man addicted to alcohol, a mother in need of clothing for her children, or a family who needs some food assistance, our doors have been open everyday to help those in need without asking a dime from any of our guests…or the tax-payer.

Friends, businesses, churches and other groups in the area have financially supported us from the very beginning allowing us to help so many people without being a burden on the tax payer.

But volunteers help supplement all of our finances by providing hours upon hours of compassion and hard work in many different ways at The Hope Center.

As we celebrated our 60th Anniversary in 2015, we had some special events taking place in the community which gave us some new opportunities for volunteers to get involved and make an impact in our city. But many of the areas that volunteers gave so many hours were activities and events that happen on a regular basis at The Hope Center.

In total, we had 719 different volunteers work more than 13,394 hours! That’s incredible! This is exactly why we think that our volunteers are the best!

These volunteers worked throughout the year in one or more of the following areas of service:

  1. Sorting room
  2. Wildside Youth events (www.wildsideyouth.com)
  3. Camp Wild (www.campwildusa.com)
  4. Chapel services
  5. Men’s ministry check-in desk and teaching classes
  6. Off site: baking cakes, making sandwiches, providing food for after chapel (these are on a regular basis)
  7. Outreach: 60th anniversary events (Rock the Run 5K; Party-in-the-Park; Ladies’ Tea; Anniversary banquet); Thanksgiving Day and more.

Our volunteers gave in so many different ways throughout the year. And we’re so thankful for each and every one of them!

But our volunteer opportunities didn’t stop in 2015. We are always looking for volunteers to join the ranks of our volunteer program all the time. We have so many different areas for volunteers to get involved.

In fact, our 2016 Party-in-the-Park will be held on Saturday, October 22 at Wheaton Park in Hagerstown. We are currently looking for volunteers for this fantastic outreach opportunity. This is a great service project for youth groups to get involved with in their own community.  We will need volunteers to help with food, games, music, face and nail painting, crowd control, popcorn machine, cotton candy, set up and tear down, etc.

If you, your family & friends, church group, civic club or more would like to volunteer at our upcoming Party-in-the-Park then give us a call today at 301.739.1165 or email us at hagerstownrescue@verizon.net. We welcome you to help us reach our city and provide hope for those in need!

For more information about all the various volunteer opportunities at The Hope Center go to http://www.volunteerhagerstown.com.

 

 

Rock the Run: A Race for Hope is Coming!

In just a few short weeks, well days really, Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown will come to life with sounds of feet hitting the pavement to help improve the quality of life for the homeless and hungry in Hagerstown.

That’s right folks, it’s time for our 2nd Annual Rock the Run: A Race for Hope! Our 5K run/walk gives you, your family, friends, coworkers and neighbors a chance to come together, do something healthy & fun while also bringing hope to people who are often overlooked and forgotten about in our busy society.

For only $25, you can register to participate in our race. Proceeds from Rock the Run: A Race for Hope go towards providing shelter to the homeless and food to the hungry. At The Hope Center, all of our services are free for our guests and we do not use any tax money so everything we do is provided by the generosity and kindness of our friends in the community.

From providing a hot shower, to a warm meal, a comfortable bed or a new pair of shoes, The Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission has been on the front line battling the various issues that cause people to become desperate, hopeless and homeless.

With your help, we are providing opportunities for people to change their lives around and see the value in who they are through the eyes of a God who created them and loves them more than any human can ever understand.

So when you and your family & friends register for a morning jog at Rock the Run: A Race for Hope, you’re not just getting some good cardio in or gaining a new t-shirt, you’re literally providing someone with a fresh start. You’re giving a struggling family food for the week. You’re telling the lonely that they are not fighting alone. You’re letting the hurting know that God hears their cries and is taking action on their behalf.

It’s only a commitment of a morning for you but a lifetime of change for someone else. Grab your shoes and invite your friends to join you to run for someone in need. Registration is open now and is $25 until April 22nd. Registration is $30 on race day.

For more information or to register immediately, go to http://www.rocktherunhagerstown.com. And don’t forget to spread the word to everyone you know. The more the merrier!

We’ll see you on April 23rd at Fairgrounds Park in Hagerstown!

5k Race Sign Take 3

 

 

Maranatha Easter Celebration

Maranatha Easter Cantata 2016All are invite to join us as the choir from Maranatha Brethren Church comes to the Trinity Center to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus!

Every year the kind people from Maranatha Brethren Church perform their Easter musical and then host a wonderful dinner for all of our friends in the community.

So be sure to invite all your family & friends to join you at 7pm at the Trinity Center on the campus of The Hope Center in Hagerstown. We have plenty of parking in our central lot off of Church St between Prospect and Walnut Streets.

No admission tickets are required. Just come ready to mingle, eat and celebrate Christ’s victory over death!

For more information call 301.739.1165 or email us at hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

2015: Year of Celebration Part 3

It’s finally here.

Our 60th Anniversary Year of Celebration is coming to an official end.

We’ve had fun celebrating with each and every one of you this past year. In fact, it’s been so much fun that we’re gonna keep it going for just a few more hours!

Enjoy the last set of pictures from our Year of Celebration. But don’t worry, 2016 is going to be filled with various activities and events so there’s plenty to be excited about!

But for now, let’s one look back on all the fun that was 2015. Thank you 2015 for all the memories.

Happy New Year!

2015: Year of Celebration Part 2

We’re gonna keep the pictures of 2015 coming your way! Enjoy the pictures from our 60th Anniversary Year of Celebration. If you want to see more or read more about our 60th Anniversary or even learn about the history of The Hope Center, go to http://www.hopecenter60.com.

 

 

2015: A Year of Celebration Part 1

This year has been pretty fantastic. We celebrated 60 Years of Hope in Hagerstown this year and we have a lot of smiling to prove that it was quite a success!

Our Year of Celebration was full of activities like our two Parties-in-the-Park, our 1st annual Rock the Run: A Race for Hope, a Ladies’ Tea & Social, a community block party, our 60th Anniversary Dinner, and our Christmas Candlelight Processional. Along with all those activities, we also hosted Camp Wild this summer for hundreds of inner-city kids as well as our annual Great Hagerstown Thanksgiving Feast for all of our friends in the community.

We could write for days about all the wonderful things that we did in 2015. There were so many lives touched. So many new friendships made. It was truly a magical year of celebrating all that God has done in the past 60 years at The Hope Center.

While writing about these events is fun, seeing the images of 2015 is just a little bit more exciting! So now, we’re going to be posting pictures from all the various activities that took place at The Hope Center in 2015.

We hope you enjoy the pictures as much as we enjoyed hosting each of these activities. And even though our 60th Anniversary Year of Celebration is coming to a close, that doesn’t mean that 2016 is going to be any less exciting. We’re planning on keeping many of the activities that kicked off in 2015 throughout the year in 2016 and beyond.

There will be plenty of opportunities for you and your friends & family to be a part of in 2016. Keep checking back for all the fun things that we have planned for 2016.

Ok, enough with the words…let’s see some pictures! Enjoy!