Glide Breaks Ground for New Helping Hands Building

October 01, 2004 | Diana Bishop

The Glide (Ore.) Church broke ground Aug. 1 for a community services building that will house their Helping Hands program.

Helping Hands works with the Umpqua Community Action Network food bank to distribute food in the Glide area and also provides clothing to those who need it. This is a great help to area families who would otherwise have to face the expense of traveling to Roseburg for assistance.

On average, Helping Hands provides assistance to 100 families each month. The program has outgrown the space available in the church and needs room to provide help in addition to food and clothing. The Oregon Conference Natural Church Development Team evaluation conducted at Glide in November 2002 also identified this need.

The project has been supported by local businesses, community members and Maranatha as well as the Glide Church family.