November 6, 2017
Greetings to You All,
So far, 2017 has been an amazing year! A project that many doubted could or would happen is rapidly becoming a reality. Soon we will have 14 apartments available to Midland County residents, 4 more apartments available to veterans and their families, and 2 emergency shelter rooms. What a tremendous effort by 100’s of people and what an amazing result. My thanks to you all!
We continue to make valuable partnerships with other nonprofits in our community that can assist our residents to move forward toward independence. We are now working with 40 different agencies in Midland and surrounding counties to provide their specialized services to assist families residing at New Hope Village.
The support from the community has been over whelming. I feel blessed to live in Midland County, a Community willing to take responsibility for all their citizens. I want you all to know, our job isn't finished yet! The end is in site, but WE AS A COMMUNITY NEED TO COMPLETE THE JOURNEY!!
While you are considering Thanksgiving and Christmas please take just a moment to think about those less fortunate than you. We aren’t asking that you give them money or food or stuff, we are asking you to give those who are willing and deserving OPPORTUNITY. The opportunity to learn life skills, work skills, go to college, learn a trade, earn a livable wage to support themselves and their children, and most importantly the opportunity to pay their own way and live with dignity.
The Kiwassee Kiwanis have come forward with the funds to do the NHV library/homework/quiet room with a grant for $25,000. Mapleton United Methodist Church of Freeland has come forward to donate our entire commercial kitchen. Our architect is currently designing the kitchen area. These are major donations and the staff and board of NHV would like to publicly thank these two wonderful organizations.
Here's How You Can Help
I have received several emails and calls asking "How can we help"? My answer has been to keep an eye on the newsletters and our website to find out when and how you might help NHV provide a bright future for those who have almost nothing.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!
Individuals and groups can make donations of good used furniture, bedding, and financial donations. We would like to have 2-years' operating funds available before we open. Remember, your donations are tax deductible!
Groups are asked to take a look at the list of rooms that will be available for use by families in our new building. Pick a room and make a donation to equip that room. Each of these areas are vital to our operation. Your donation will be recognized on a plaque outside the room you sponsor. These Projects vary in size, effort and cost, from $1,000.00 on the low-end and none above $20,000.00. These are the opportunities:
Dining Room Furnishings, Indoor and Outdoor Play Equipment, Walk-in Freezer, Building Security Equipment,
Game Room Equipment, Laundry Room,
Office, Conference, and Reception area Equipment, Gardening Equipment, Construction Tools, Canning Equipment, Specialized Baking Equipment and Shop Equipment.