Mission: We work hand in hand with individuals and communities to transform lives by responding to expressed needs through cultural immersion, education, housing and health care.
Results: Hand in Hand has built 300 houses for deserving families in Belize, helped more than 100 children from the poorest areas of Managua, Nicaragua get a good education, repaired roofs and built wheelchair ramps for hundreds of families in Appalachia and has committed over 8,000 service hours in west Louisville.
Target demographics: build strong communities and transform lives through cultural immersion, education, housing, and healthcare.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 120 students in Belize and Nicaragua, homes for 25 families in Belize and home repair and wheelchair ramps for more than 50 families in Appalachia.
Geographic areas served: Appalachia, Belize, Louisville and Nicaragua
Programs: Building for Change homes in Belize, Pathway to Change scholarship program in Nicaragua, home repair and community development in Appalachia and Urban Immersion Trips in Louisville, Kentucky.
This is a fantastic organization filled with wonderful people who live to serve others. I believe they are the standard by which other organizations should be judged. God bless you, Hand in Hand Ministries, for helping people near and far!
Having the opportunity to serve as a volunteer with Hand in Hand Ministries has been a great blessing in my life. I love being part of an organization that does so much good. As a volunteer you definitely feel that you are an integral part of the organization and that your role is valuable. Hand in Hand is all about changing people's lives and literally giving them a hand in making those changes. The work that they do definitely make an impact not only on the people being helped but also on the volunteers. The volunteers are changed as well. The staff at Hand in Hand are amazing. They all have a passion for what they do. They do a great job of sharing that passion and you can't help but be drawn into it.