Emergency Assistance

emergency.jpgMany folks needing help from Heart and Hand come to us in a crisis situation. Frequently, unexpected circumstances like the loss of a job or a sick parent throw a family with limited resources into a crisis. Heart and Hand’s Emergency Service programs are designed to help families who find themselves without a safety net when unplanned events become more than they can handle.
Our programs help with many needs. If a family has lost their house to a fire we provide free clothing, linens, dishes, etc. through our thrift store.

Other emergencies may require help with an eye exam, medical supplies, or prescriptions. As heating costs rise we frequently help with a utility bill if the gas or electric is in danger of being shut off.

Our office serves as a catch all for many crisis situations. Our staff work closely with Human Services and other agencies. We receive many referrals from the community and in turn try to link recipients with other resources when we cannot meet their needs.

Emergency Assistance Needs List

The following items are especially needed for distribution to families who experience crisis situations, such as a house fire:

  • New sheet sets
  • New towels
  • New dishcloths
  • New blankets
  • Pots and pans
  • Silverware
  • Laundry Detergent
  • Soap
  • Shampoo