The curtain is being pulled and the public is invited to see the vision behind it.
There will be two opportunities to learn about the new Hope Center of Warren County as vision gatherings will be held this Thursday, Oct. 4 and next Thursday, Oct. 11. Both start times are 7 p.m.
The gatherings will take place at the Hope Center located at 124 Hobson Street.
The Hope Center is a community nonprofit organization that is being established to help meet the needs of our community in a first-class way. During the two gatherings, visitors will:
• Hear the vision of the Hope Center.
• Meet the people behind it.
• Get to ask and have questions answered.
• Find out how to be part of making it a reality.
The center will offer a food pantry, life- and work-skills training, drug and alcohol counseling, community support groups, total family support and counseling, special classes such as nutritional, financial, parenting, etc. The center will be operated under the direction of executive director Chuck Kuykendall, licensed and certified drug and alcohol counselor, from Greenville, S.C., and a board of directors comprised of local pastors and community leaders.
“We’ve tried putting Band-Aids on our problems for way too long. Now is the time to fix them,” said DeWayne Howard, one of the local organizers. “We’re not talking about giving people a hand out, but rather a hand up.”
For more information, call Howard at 808-8866 or visit the group’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/hopecenterwc.