Stories from the Basement

Stories from the Basement October 2022


Donna Clark RN, Director

Collaboration has always been at the root of our agency’s outreach and we do what is needed to meet the needs of our clients. Every other Tuesday we now have an exciting event going on in the Wicomico Presbyterian Church parking lot; showing what working together can really accomplish. The wellness van from Tidal Health is present to offer walk in medical care, screenings, and vaccinations. Then there is Rebirth, an agency focusing on reaching the Haitian community, offering food from the Food Bank, guidance in the legal system to obtain paperwork, translation services, and the Director brings energy and enthusiasm to community outreach. He has drawn in multiple agencies to help anyone who attends the event. Six agencies were represented last week and each week a new one appears. It is so exciting! Both programs run from 10 am until 12 noon. Just as Rebirth is packing up their canopies and talking with people still drifting through, the shower trailer arrives. Beyond our Walls is a nonprofit agency that brings hot showers, toiletries, underwear, clean towels, and lots of love. Their goal is to restore hope and dignity with a hot shower and a smile.

The parking lot is chaotic and the number of clients who pass through the office or ask for a meal can be a bit overwhelming to our staff. Last Tuesday we served 54 different clients in the office and provided 68 meals to the hungry. It’s such a blessing to be able to feel God’s love flow from what is done here at H.O.P.E., Inc. with our partners.

2 Corinthians 9: 6-15