HANDS of FAVOR Post Covid
As the spread of COVID-19 causes unrest and confusion in just about every aspect of society all over the world and highlights the deep social inequities many nonprofits are working to address, sustainability is becoming even more of a top priority. Over the past few weeks, we’ve spoken with many nonprofit leaders who are worrying about how they will continue to sustain the important programs and services their organizations deliver.
Naturally, financial health is crucial to ensuring that we all can continue our work in the months and years ahead.
Social Impact: Why Do we Do What we Do?
Rethinking Social Change after Coronavirus
Currently we are re-assessing our priorities so that we can continue to deliver relevant services and programs that will assist those in need to create a new and better way of life for themselves and their respective communities.
We are looking to continue to forge new relationships and partnerships that will extend our reach and impact because it's apparent that the problems we face before the Covid pandemic will now be multiplied.
Prior to the pandemic we were in the process of expanding our services to include personalized "Job Preparedness Mentoring" and our HAND in HAND program which will be walking through the navigation process from a hope existence to a hopeful life among, and we're still committed to the same.
Executive Director Derek Thompson and Director of Operations & Development and Regina Thompson
Vision Statement LOVE in ACTION
Mission Statement Building Relationships That Rebuild Lives
WE STAND ON THESE CORE VALUES
Compassion: It's what drives us to serve all people
Empathy: Without it, it would be impossible for us to serve in the way we do
Love: It's the most important element in our ministry. Love for our fellow human beings is not just necessary, it's our responsibility
Laughter: It's important. If even for a minute, we can cause another to really laugh, for that minute, they really felt good.......
Faith: We believe Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior of all and He has commissioned all who believe in him to make a difference in the world
We exist to share our vision of LOVE in ACTION that BUILDS RELATIONSHIPS THAT REBUILD LIVES
For sure we know that God is in control and he wants to use all of us to make this world a better place. Even before this season he brought HANDS of FAVOR into a relationship with another local no profit named Seeds of Greatness Ministries with whom we've partnered for several successful community service events and who has invited my wife and I to be part of a church plant here in Vancouver Washington! I am happy and humbled to be the facilitator for the Seeds of Greatness Ministries Prayer Group every Wednesday from 9 to 9:30 am. These are just some of the things HANDS of FAVOR has been up to. We haven't gone away, but like most of the world, we have to regroup.
While the death and sickness is a sad thing, it is also a time of opportunity for the entire country and the world. We see these times as a new opportunity for us all to to join together and make this world a better place. Maybe even to the place it was supposed to be.