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"Helping Homeless Veterans Help Themselves"

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ABOUT US

Veteran's Helping Hand was created by Sandy Walker, a Vietnam Veteran who did not want any of his fellow Veterans to feel isolated or unwelcomed after coming home from war.  Sandy's dream was to open a community center that would not only provide emergency shelter, but would also provide immediate help with basics supplies such as food, supplies, an housing.  Some of you may have heard of his work over the years, where he dedicated his life to serving the homeless and needy of York City and York County.  Sandy was able to help meet the needs of a countless number of Veterans.  Unfortunately, his service in Vietnam led to severe health issues and Sandy lost his final battle on March 14, 2015.  Sandy was in the beginning stages of creating the first homeless center for Veterans in York County.  After his death, members of the York County community worked hard in Sandy's honor and in October of 2015, Mr. Sandy's Homeless Veterans Center became a reality!

Take a moment to get to know how we help our Veterans.

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OUR SERVICES

Emergency Shelter

Emergency Food Baskets

Hot Meals

York Food Run

Shower Facility

Laundry Services

Housing

Safe Communication & Connections to Existing Veteran Services

Emergency Food Baskets

Bus Fare/Transportation

Haircut Vouchers

We also provide Veterans in need with the following:

Medical Equipment

Furniture (Living Room, Dining Room, Bedroom Furniture)

Household Items

Large and Small Appliances

Hygiene Products

Clothing/Shoes/Boots

Blankets/Sleeping Bags

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YORK FOOD RUN

"Feeding the Community"

In 1985, a group of Christians realized that hot meals were served at Our Daily Bread every Monday-Friday, but a hot meal wasn't available on Saturdays & Sundays.  This group, from various denominations gathered in the kitchen and cooked hot meals, which were then taken to parking lots to feed the homeless on Saturday and Sunday evenings. Every homeless, needy, & hungry person that came into the line was able to receive a hot meal. 

The number of meals served per weekend in 1985 averaged from 35 to 40 meals. Over the years, the maximum number of meals served were 450-500 per weekend.

 

 

WE ARE A CRISIS ORGANIZATION! WE MEET THE EVER CHANGING NEEDS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITY!

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