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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Health, Nerve, Muscle & Bone Diseases

Mission: To create and provide services and resources that will enhance the quality of life for people with multiple sclerosis.

Programs: The general donor closet funds--these contributions are generated from donations of recycled items, support group meetings, mshh benefits & special events, and grants from multiple sclerosis foundation. The general funds are used to purchase additional new items (such as scooters)not normally received by the donor closet, to further the exempt purpose of mshh, and to pay the general operating expenses of the organization.

financial assistance program - these funds are used to provide support to people with ms who reside in the state of washington and who qualify for medical, shelter, and food expense assistance. Other forms of financial assistance may also be taken into consideration subject to the approval by the financial assistance committee.

Community Stories

4 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have MS. I can walk, I can stand, I just can't do either one for very long. I have 5 children and we live on 5 acres. This last summer I was almost home bound in our small trailer. I would watch my kids through the window playing with the animals or exploring the trees, but I couldn't go with them, it was just too far to walk. I knew how wonderful it would be to have an all terrain scooter, but there's no money for that we can barely pay our bills. I didn't think there was any help for something like that and honestly I felt selfish to even ask. I mean I can walk so how could I ask for a scooter just so I could get outside around our place and make memories with my kids. Finally in August after my 7 year old had come in to ask again "mommy can't you come outside with us, I'll help you if you fall down", I called MS helping hands. By that day was over I got a call that they had an all terrain scooter that was for me. I said I have no money to give. They said there was no charge...Now I'm going on regular "walks" with my kids, my goats and dogs are so happy to see me again, my depression that I fought so hard to hide is gone, and when my 7 year old asks me to come outside and see what he has discovered I say "lets go!" I thank God for MS Helping Hands!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in a real fix. I have MS and rely on a power wheelchair to get aroubd. Usually I have a backup in case my primary stops working. But I didn't have a backup this time nor did I have the money to go out and get a chair. The ALL VOLUNTEER staff at MS Helping Hands helped get me mobile again. They have an excellent inventory and the staff was terrific!

Review from Guidestar

Previous Stories

Client Served

Rating: 5

I was in a rather rough spot. I have MS and require a wheelchair to get around. I usually have a backup in case my primary goes out. However, this time I didn't have one. Insurance was going to take from 1 to 2 months and I didn't have the money to go out and buy one right out. MS Helping Hands had a huge inventory and a very knowledgable, ALL VOLUNTEER staff that was very helpful. They saved my life -literally -that day. I recommend MS Helping Hands to everyone. What a GREAT organization!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

It is a great experience to volunteer at MS Helping Hands-MSHH. It is a great feeling to be able to assist people with their equipment and when possible financial needs