Neighbors Helping Neighbors (NHN) is a program of the Christians United Outreach Center (CUOC) that brings the community together. We don’t give gifts, but instead offer help with things such as dentures, dental work, home needs, and so much more. We operate all year long, focusing on the “difficult to meet” needs that always come up.
Since Christmas of last year, NHN has assisted 37 households with various needs. NHN funds have helped pay for materials, and our volunteers have offered labor for everything from ramps to minor home repair, roof repair, making a home handicap accessible, and more. We have provided mattresses, appliances, dental care, floor repair, vehicle repair, vehicle for work, ramps, roof repair, plumbing, power lift chairs, glasses, and so much more. And if your need exceeds our budget, we’ll provide a referral to other resources for help.
We cherish the partnerships we have with our donors, volunteers, professionals and other agencies that help us meet the needs for the NHN requests. The NHN program met over $10,000 worth of monetary requests this year through in-kind donations!
The NHN Committee
The NHN committee is made up of interested community member, agencies and organizations such as CUOC, Randolph Senior Adults, The Veteran’s Council, Hospice of Randolph County, and some local churches. The committee receives requests and meets each month until the week after Thanksgiving. Due to the generosity of The Courier-Tribune, letters of request are published from the first Sunday after Thanksgiving until the 1st of January to help generate support for needs often un-met by programs already available in our community. While letters are being published, the committee meets weekly to review, refer and work with clients requests. After January, the NHN committee resumes monthly meetings until any unused funds have been designated.