We Are ALL Somebody!
Our mission says that we are "a community humanitarian organization that helps people with challenges on an ad hoc basis for which other organizations aren't easily able to help."
Essentially, we just want to make sure that everyone, everywhere gets what they need. Lofty goal, sure.
First, who else is doing what?
There are so many organizations out there already that focus on so many things. And that's good, because we just can't do it all. So first, when we see a need or opportunity, we look at our list or ask around to see who already takes care of that... and then we do an introduction.
And we like to go out and roll up our sleeves and help some of these organizations that align really well with our goals.
Is it a quick to-do that we can help coordinate?
Someone needs help moving something but no access to a truck... someone else has a truck and some time.
Someone needs some sort of item and cannot afford a new one... someone else has one in their back room and never use it.
Someone is temporarily laid up and can't deal with their yard or snow... and someone else loves getting free exercise.
Someone in an apartment misses taking care of a garden... someone else wishes their garden looked nicer.
The situations are endless... they just need to find each other.
Is this an ongoing program that we can take on?
Some of our programs came alive in just this way.
Regular meal support and periodic buffets
Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving hamper program
Hubbard's Cupboard program to get additional stockpiles of food onto the tables of those who need some extra help
PharmaReach to help to see that many people who cannot afford needed and often life-saving medications, and would otherwise just walk out, once they hear the cost of needed treatments, can actually walk out with what they need in their hands
other programs in the planning process, stay tuned...