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25 Years of Hope Banquet / Ukraine

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Surf & Turf Banquet, MC David Ferdinand

What a great turnout for our 25 Years of Hope Banquet! On March 10, almost 200 people gathered to celebrate 25 years of accomplishments since Hands of Hope NW incorporated in 1996. Attendees filled College Church of the Nazarene atrium and enjoyed a surf and turf dinner catered by Sodexo. Table hosts sponsored 16 of 25 tables and invited guests to learn more about Hands of Hope. We are grateful to our many sponsors and to College Church who helped make this event possible.

Guest Panelists share stories

Guests panelists shared stories from their time as the Executive Director or Board President, highlighting how God steered this ministry all the way and continues to bless the work today. A new video gave a glimpse into the process of packing and shipping medical equipment and supplies and featured current and former Executive Directors, plus missionary recipients of the medical product. A "Memory Lane" slideshow chonicled the ministry's history showing the work of hundreds of volunteers who helped birth and grow the ministry. The fruit of their labors could be seen in the faces of many adults and children who were on the receiving end of our medical shipments sent from the Nampa Distribution Center.

77 flags displayed around the room gave a meaningful visual of how many countries Hands of Hope has served over 25 years. The Ukraine flag stood tall as a poignant reminder of that country's desperate plight.

The banquet raised $34,600 from ticket sales, sponsorships, and donations (before expenses) and will allow the ministry to continue supporting the medical needs of individuals and organizations, locally and globally.

Ukraine Medical Airlift

UKRAINE: The event coincided with a huge airlift of 79 pallets of 2,182 boxes of medical supplies for Ukraine from HoHNW via Poland. These supplies are already on the ground helping people in the midst of a devastating war. It's at times like these that Hands of Hope NW can bridge the gap by providing donated medical supplies to help save lives. A large shipment of medical equipment for Ukraine is planned next. Idaho Press Tribune featured the Ukraine airlift in their Sunday, March 20 edition.

New Video    Photo Gallery    Ukraine Article

If you would like to help with administrative costs for shipments to Ukraine, please click this Donate button.

Ukraine Medical Supplies Relief

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Nampa, ID, March 10, 2022: Hands of Hope Northwest has donated $643,586 worth of medical supplies to help Ukraine. Two trucks were filled on Tuesday and Wednesday and supplies were transported to an Air Force base in Chicago. On Saturday they will be flown by private cargo plane to Poland for distribution into Ukraine. All the donated medical supplies were first donated to HoHNW by local hospitals, doctor offices, and individuals. Had they not been donated to us, each item would have ended up in our local landfills. Please pray that this precious cargo will arrive in time to help people and reach destinations where it's needed most.

Shipment Statistics:

Pallets: 79
Boxes: 2,182
Weight: 28,066 lbs (14 tons)
Value: $643,586

Plans are in the works to ship containers full of medical equipment to Ukraine via Poland as the next step.

HoHNW is partnering with two relief organizations:

  • SOS American Foundation, Inc.
  • Fundacja ESPA (Poland)

Please consider a donation to support this ongoing effort.

Press Release

25 Years of Hope Event Postponement

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The Hands of Hope NW Board has decided to postpone our 25th Anniversary Celebration scheduled for October 14th based on current Covid data particularly in Canyon County where the event was to take place.

The event will be rescheduled for Spring 2022. We are currently working with College Church of the Nazarene to reserve a date in March and will publish the new date when known.

The Board will continue to monitor Covid data over the coming months, and ticket holders, event sponsors, and other participants will be contacted closer to the rescheduled date when details are final.

Hands of Hope NW is a partner with the healthcare industry, and we are aware of the situation in our local hospitals. The board wishes to support our healthcare partners and take precautionary measures to keep health and safety paramount in our planning.

This decision hasn’t changed our excitement about celebrating “25 Years of Hope.” Over the years, we have witnessed God’s provision and timing when serving people in need through our international medical shipments. And we are honored to continue providing Treasure Valley residents with durable medical equipment through our Local Loan program, often sending out 20 pieces of medical equipment daily.

We hope you will continue to support Hands of Hope NW with your contributions through this difficult time as people still need our help, both locally and globally. We would appreciate your prayers as we navigate this pandemic.

All sponsorships and ticket purchases will be applied to the future celebration. Recognition of sponsors will be continually displayed until that time as well.

If ticket holders or sponsors would prefer to receive a refund, please call our office at 208-461-1473 and ask for Janet.

Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page to get ministry updates.

Todd Durbin
Executive Director
Hands of Hope Northwest
208-461-1473

August Director’s Note

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The Development Committee has been hard at work planning our 25th Anniversary Salmon & Steak Dinner. Former Executive Directors will be sharing about what HoHNW has done and I will talk about our plans going forward. Hope you can join us for a great meal and conversations.

You can purchase your tickets at the link below or by calling the HoHNW office at 208-461-1473. Please specify each attendee's meal choice of salmon & steak / salmon / steak / vegetarian, and any dietary needs by September 30th. Businesses can also sponsor the event at the link below. Help us spread the word with the flyer and poster.

Tickets    Event Sponsorship    Print Flyer    Print Poster

During my devotions the other day, I came across Psalm 33:11—“The counsel of the Lord stands forever, the plans of His heart to all generations.” His Word is Timeless and His Promises are Everlasting! It is important for us to remember that God’s laws and His will do not change. The world around us seems to be changing faster and faster. As Christians, we can hold fast to that verse. During these trying times, turn off the TV, radio, and internet and search for God’s will in the Bible. I pray that each of you will find peace during these challenging days.

Print August Newsletter

Our Local Loan Program continues to be busy. It’s a great blessing to us to be able to help those in need here at home.

Todd Durbin
Executive Director
Hands of Hope Northwest
208-461-1473

 

25 Years of Hope Anniversary Celebration

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MARCH 10, 2022

Hands of Hope NW is pleased to present 25 Years of Hope at College Church of the Nazarene, Nampa on Thursday, March 10th. The evening will include a plated Salmon & Steak dinner, review of the past 25 years, and message of hope for the future. The program will feature panelists familiar with our history. We look forward to celebrating past accomplishments and anticipating the next 25 Years of Hope!

If you are unable to attend, please consider a donation. Thank you!

Press Release

Where: 504 E Dewey Ave, Nampa, 83686

When: March 10th, 6:15 p.m.

Tickets: $50 / person   

Menu options: Salmon & Steak / Salmon / Steak / Vegetarian

Table host: 6 guests ($300)8 guests ($400) 

Purchase Tickets

TICKET SALES ARE NOW CLOSED

Existing ticket holders / table hosts: Please call the office at 208.461.1473 with final menu choices no later than Monday, February 28 at noon.

Event Sponsorships

SPONSORSHIPS ARE NOW CLOSED

Presenting Sponsor: $1,500 (company recognition, booth space, 3 minute presentation, 4 complimentary tickets)

Hope Sponsor: $1,000 (company recognition, 3 complimentary tickets)

Hope Partner: $500 (company recognition, 2 complimentary tickets)

 

July Director’s Note

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We are finally getting back to normal. We waited six months to find the correct person to be our next Office Admin. I believe God has chosen the right person and we just needed to be patient—another reminder that God’s timing is perfect.

Speaking of timing, getting shipments out has been horrific! Ports around the world are opening and closing all the time. They close when there is no more storage available and open once they have room. Trying to schedule live loads and time the containers to arrive at the port in time to be loaded on to a ship is a tedious task. I’m glad that it’s not my responsibility to schedule all that. Our warehouse volunteers and loading crew have shown great patience as we rescheduled the Syria shipment 5 times over 20 days. Please keep our shipping partners in prayer that our containers make it to their destinations. 

Our 25th Anniversary will be celebrated on Thursday, October 14th. Look for more information as we continue to plan for this momentous celebration.

Papua New Guinea Shipment

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We continue to send supplies to the Nazarene hospital in Kudjip. It’s hard to believe that our first shipment back in 1992 was sent to Kudjip. Currently, the medical supplies are driven over to Todd Winters in Medford, Oregon, and added to other items he has collected, then sent to PNG. We are thankful for the ongoing relationship and the ability to help the people of PNG.

Pictured is the first shipment. Only with God’s blessings and the continued support from you of both time and money could we be where we are today. Going from a closet to our ministry center today could only happen with God’s help. For all those that gave time, money, and items—THANK YOU!

Guatemala Shipment

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On July 8th, we loaded and shipped a 40-foot shipping container headed to Guatemala. This shipment is headed for Transitions Foundation in Antigua, Guatemala. This foundation helps people with mobility issues.

The shipment included 201 wheelchairs, 154 canes, 93 pairs of crutches and various other medical equipment and supplies. This is our 7th shipment to Transitions Foundation since 2004.

6th Syria Shipment on its Way

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On June 4th we loaded and shipped a 40-foot shipping container headed to Northern Syria. 100-degree heat in a metal box did not deter this group from getting the job done. This shipment is sponsored by Global Gateway Network and Multi-Faith Alliance for Syrian Refugees. This is the sixth shipment we have sent to Syria. We are currently working on sending a seventh within the next month.

5th Syria Shipment Arrival

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Micah Smith of Global Gateway Network sent these photos showing our last Syria shipment arriving at a Mediterranean port on February 19th. From there the medical supplies were loaded into a truck and traveled to a clinic where they will help to provide displaced Syrians with medical treatment.