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Bethesda Gardens Terre Haute Awards Benefit Grant to Local Organization

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Bethesda Gardens Terre Haute Awards Benefit Grant to Local Organization

As part of a faith-based nonprofit organization, giving back to our community is important to all of us at Bethesda Gardens of Terra Haute. In 2016, we’re proud to have awarded a $5,000 community benefit check to Helping Hands of West Terra Haute.

Helping Hands started out as a group of ladies who wanted to give back to their community, so they opened a thrift store, selling most items for a quarter – hence the organization’s traditional nickname as “the quarter store.”

“I admire them for the difference they have made in our little corner of the world,” said Lisa Dashiell, executive director of Bethesda Gardens Terra Haute.

Thanks to the money Helping Hands has raised, the organization has been able to serve the community in innumerable ways, including feeding 350 families per month, serving 1300 children with its “Christmas for Kids Fest,” helping the local little league purchase equipment and sponsoring an after-school backpack program that sends food home with children who have nothing at home to eat.

Like Bethesda Gardens, Helping Hands draws inspiration from faith, particularly the words from Luke 3:11: “If you have two coats, give one to the poor. If you have food, share it with those who are hungry.”

In addition to area schools and food banks, Helping Hands makes monthly pledges to Crisis Pregnancy Center, the 14th and Chestnut after school program, WTH Ministerial Alliance, Wabash Valley Teen Challenge, Autism Speaks, Alzheimer’s Association, Big Brother Big Sister, The Cancer Society and many other missions.

The ladies who manage and volunteer at “the quarter store” were thrilled to accept the gift from Bethesda Gardens and said it will help them continue supporting those in need in our community.