Washington County Gives – So Can You!

On Tuesday, May 1st, we will be participating in the 2018 Washington County Gives online giving campaign.

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Washington County Gives is a special 24-hour time period of online giving to benefit various local non-profits. From midnight to midnight on May 1st, you can go to http://www.washingtoncountygives.org and make an online donation to The Hope Center. But raising online support from generous donors isn’t the only part of the event. The more money we raise then the more prize money we earn. Each hour a non-profit can win bonus funds if they raise the most online dollars during that time period. And the more we raise the more we can earn.

You may be asking, “why should I give during Washington County Gives?” That’s a very valid question, especially if you are a current donor to our ministry. This year we’re not just trying to raise money to cover our normal operating expenses. We are currently in the beginning process of starting a refurbishment and expansion project of our dining and kitchen areas at The Hope Center.

We’ve already met with architects, designers and city officials to get the go-ahead to start a total renovation of our food services area. Once completed, the new dining, kitchen and pantry areas will allow us to host more guests for our free meals while also providing us with a more up-to-date modern kitchen that will make the work of preparing and serving so many people so much more efficient. And we will also be expanding our pantry to be able to hold more food for our kitchen and food bag ministry. Currently, the dining, kitchen and pantry are very tight and often times crowded areas. By renovating and expanding, we’re able to meet one of the areas of our entire ministry that is seeing the biggest growth and demand.

And we’re not just feeding homeless men. There are many women and children who come to The Hope Center in need of a hot meal, a food bag, and just some smiling faces. With your donation during Washington County Gives, you’re helping us feed more people who are hungry in our area than ever before.

So on May 1st, go to http://www.washingtoncountygives.com and type Hope Center in the upper right search box on the home page. From there you can make any size donation starting at $10. Please invite your family and friends to join you in pledging to support The Hope Center and our vision and goal to fully combat hunger and hopelessness in Hagerstown.

To learn more about our food programs and all the other services we offer please visit http://www.hagerstownhopecenter.com.


Give Online!

We’ve made it really easy for you to be able to help us spread God’s message of hope to people in need!

We are now able to accept online donations from your credit or debit cards! If you’d like to give to the Hope Center at Hagerstown Rescue Mission then head over to our website, hagerstownrescue.org.

It’s a simple and quick process. Once on our site, just click on the “donate” tab and then click on the “give online” tab in the pop-out tray. You can decide how much to give. Give once or make it a weekly or monthly habit…it’s all up to you! And since we use PayPal, you can rest assured that your personal information is secure!

When you give to the Hope Center, your money is going to support several different ministries and outreach programs helping addicts, homeless, youth and families in need. Since our facilities never close at any point during the year, your gift will help us provide housing for our residents, shelter for transients and emergency services for individuals and families in need.

Thank you for helping us in any way you can! Whether it’s through a financial gift, in-kind (food, clothing, furniture, etc.) gift, volunteering or praying for us we know that we couldn’t do all that we do without your support! We thank God for our friends and neighbors that are so proactive in helping to bring hope to those in need!