Hope Church in the Community: Community Action House
Keeping you informed of the agencies Hope Church supports through the Community Ministry
Anne Saliers, Community Ministry Member
For over 40 years Community Action House has been helping to end poverty and promote community through individual empowerment.
In 1969 a small group of concerned Hispanic residents led by Lupita Reyes visited a number of local churches advocating on behalf of migrant workers and others for help with unaddressed basic needs. Although the church groups were sympathetic to the plight, they just did not know where to begin. When Hope Church member and Hope College Psychology Professor, David Myers, asked Lu to come to his church, he promised that something would be done. A group of representatives from churches and the American Association of University Women met with Lu. The meeting resulted in the formation of Community Action House.
Today, Community Action House has three locations in Holland and provides area families and individuals with food, clothing, shelter and the opportunity to build the necessary skills to achieve a stable and prosperous life. Learn more by signing up for their e-newsletter. You can find a listing of the most needed donation items on the website. Hope Church keeps a basket in the Gathering Area year round where you can donate items from the list, and additional opportunities to serve are often announced.