Helping Hands Ministry is slightly lacking in Facebook votes in its effort to receive $25,000 from the State Farm Neighborhood Assist program to establish a soup kitchen in Warren County.
“We need people to please go online and vote for us,” said Tammy Comfort, president of Helping Hands Ministry. “We are holding steady at 75 on the leader board but we have to be in the top 40 to win.”
Helping Hands Ministry is among 200 organizations across the United States vying for one of 40 donations of $25,000 from State Farm. In order to win, the organization must be in the top 40.
To vote, individuals must log onto Facebook and visit https://apps.facebook.com/sf_neighbor_assist/. They can vote up to 10 times a day through May 16. Voting ends May 17.
Helping Hands Ministry, a nonprofit organization run by volunteers, was the only one in Warren County selected by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board to be among the 200 finalists out of the 4,000 applications received.
Comfort says the money will go toward establishing a soup kitchen in Warren County to go along with the organization’s other efforts, which are food distributions to help low income, working poor and elderly individuals in the community.