Winter Weather Closures: Feb 5, 2018

Due to inclement weather today, February 5th, 2018, the following will be closed:

  • Chambersburg Thrift Store
  • Donation Drop Dock in Hagerstown
  • Recycling Center in Hagerstown

UPDATE: Our Hagerstown Thrift Store is opening today at 10:30am.

The following is open and operating on regular schedule:

  • Soup Line (doors open at 12:45pm)
  • Overnight (homeless) Shelter

If you have any questions or concerns please contact us at 301.739.1165 or hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.

Please be careful in this icy weather! And have a great Monday!

RTR Pirate PrincessAnd if the snow, ice, and cold have got you ready for spring then why not take some time to register for our annual Rock the Run 5k: Pirates vs Princess! Go to http://www.rocktherunhagerstown.com to register for only $20 right now! Proceeds from the 5k go towards our overnight shelter and food programs including the upcoming and much needed refurbishment and expansion of our dining room and kitchen. Invite family and friends to join you in April at Fairgrounds Park! Go to http://www.rocktherunhagertown.com to learn more.

The Groundhog Has Spoken…

Punxsutawney Phil may have brought some discouraging news with his wintry prediction but we really don’t care because we’re thinking spring thoughts and getting excited for our annual Rock the Run 5k in April!

RTR Pirate PrincessBattle those winter blues by registering now for our 5k. Registration is open and is currently only $20 from now until February 27th! Go ahead and register now and start preparing for our race by visiting http://www.rocktherunhagerstown.com.

And this year we’re making it a little more exciting by having Pirates vs Princess so grab your hook and eyepatch or that tiara and tutu and challenge your friends and family to a little friendly competition to see who can win the treasure by getting the best time!

Money raised at Rock the Run: Pirates vs Princess goes towards the programs at The Hope Center that help the hungry and homeless. And we are currently in the beginning stages of starting a renovation and expansion to our kitchen, dining, and pantry areas so that we can feed even more people and be more efficient as we do it. Every sponsor and each participant in Rock the Run is helping to feed thousands of men, women and children each year.

It’s just one race, one day, but it’s a lifetime of hope that you’re providing. So join us as we think spring and register today at http://www.rocktherunhagerstown.com!

The Mitten Tree

Every year the kids of John Wesley Day Nursery in Hagerstown help to make sure that other kids in Hagerstown stay warm each winter.

mitten-treeThese wonderful kids are happy to collect mittens, gloves, scarves and hats to decorate their “mitten tree”. Once they’ve decorated their tree the kids gladly donate their items to The Hope Center where we hand out the items to kids who come to Wildside Youth events.

We are so thankful to the kids, families and John Wesley Day Nursery for making sure that needy kids in our town have the proper items needed to stay warm.

Thank you Hillary Burns, director of John Wesley Day Nursery, for organizing this donation and teaching children the importance of giving to others during the Christmas season!

If you are looking for a preschool to send your children, take a look at John Wesley Day Nursery in Hagerstown. Go to http://www.johnwesleydaynursery.org or call 301.791.1827 for more information. John Wesley Day Nursery is located 129 N. Potomac Street in Hagerstown.

Thank You, John Wesley Day Nursery!

Recently, the wonderful children at John Wesley Day Nursery collected brand new winter hats, gloves & scarves to give to needy families in Hagerstown.

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The children decorated a Christmas tree in their school with all the various winter items donated!

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We are so thankful that the generous children at John Wesley Day Nursery give to other kids in need. For the past several years the school has been collecting new winter items for families in our area.

Thank you, John Wesley Day Nursery for demonstrating the true spirit of the season!

John Wesley Day Nursery is located at 129 N. Potomac Street in Hagerstown. For more information about this wonderful day nursery, please visit http://jw-umc.org/jw-day-nursery/.

Local Girl Scouts Give Hope

The Girl Scouts from Troop 40002 visited The Hope Center on November 17th and brought with them blankets that the girls had made themselves to donate to our shelter.

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While here, the girls and their leaders met some of the men who are enrolled in our 13-month program.  The girls learned about our emergency shelter as well as our long-term program.

We’re so thankful that these young ladies have a heart to help their neighbors in need. And it’s very important that children are aware of the needs of others and learn about ways to help give back to their community.

If you would like information on how you can get involved, just like the Girl Scouts, please call 301.739.1165 or email hagerstownrescue@verizon.net.