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Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a program of CUOC. It used to be called Brighter Christmas, and always addressed needs that could easily fall through the cracks during the Christmas season.  

We don't give gift, but things such as help with dentures, dental work, home needs, and so much more. Now, NHN operates all year long but we still focus on the “difficult to meet” needs this time of year.  

The NHN committee, thanks to the generosity of the Courier Tribune, runs letters on a daily basis starting the first Sunday after Thanksgiving through the first of the new year to bring some needs “out in the open”  that we just can’t meet with our normal resources.  We are so grateful for those who serve faithfully on this committee, representing many different organizations and ministries.  

Since Christmas of last year NHN has assisted 37 households.  Many times the NHN funds pay for materials and volunteers to the labor for things such as ramps, minor home repair, roof repair, making a home handicap accessible, and other times, we provide the volunteer labor and other agencies, such as Regional Consolidated Services,  provide the funds.   It is always a great partnership experience!   

We have provided mattresses, appliances, dental care, referrals to other resources when the need far exceeds our budget, floor repair, vehicle repair, vehicle for work, ramps, roof repair, plumbing, power lift chairs, glasses, and so much more.  

We cherish the partnerships we have with our donors, volunteers, and other agencies that work with us to make sure people can continue living a healthy safe life in Randolph County!  

The NHN program met over $10,000 worth of monetary requests this year and provided appliances, car parts, new mattresses, and volunteer labor through In-kind donations.