The Hope Church is well known throughout for its service to the community. For the past 36 years it has served the residents of the Greater Washington Shores Community. Covid-19 caused the church to close her doors and go online for the regular worship and ministry opportunities, but the church stepped up its efforts to serve the community during this unprecedented time through the community service initiative called Hope Cares.

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Unemployment is at an all time high and many are unable to purchase the basic necessities in order to sustain their families.  Hope Cares began providing free groceries weekly and has continued since the 1st week of March.  We have served over 5,000 families and given away approximately 40 tons of food to those in need.  We have provided 100 hot meals to the Fire Department at Station #7, hosted a dessert party for the 150 essential workers at the Guardian Care Nursing Home and given away over 300 free meals to the community including the staff and families of Frontline Outreach.   Additionally, we have been assisting families by providing hotel stays to prevent homelessness and paying rent to prevent evictions leading to homelessness.   Hope Cares is dedicated to serving the Greater Orlando area.

Children left school during the month of March for spring break and wasn’t able to return due to this dreaded virus.  Now, they are on summer break and many of them have no place to go because parents have been out of work and cannot afford camp.  In many cases, the free opportunities have had to reduce their numbers to be able to social distance.  It is our desire to be able to provide a free opportunity to at least 50 kids to attend camp at Frontline Outreach during the month of July.

We are grateful for the partners that have come alongside of us to assist with the funding for these initiatives to continue, and without it we really don’t know where these families would be today.  It is important that we all come together so that those that are less fortunate will have their basic needs met.  No donation is too small or too large.  We ask that you  consider making a tax free contribution to The Hope Church or to our campus partner Frontline Outreach so that we are in a position to continue the mentioned services, and to increase our services to include a free summer camp for the children of this community.  This year has been very difficult, but you have an opportunity to help us give Hope to these families.

God Bless You and Your Family,
Deborah Wiggins, Director
Hope Cares