Dear God’s Hygiene Help Center,
Thank you for letting my family and I serve in your building. It was fun to hand out candy canes, cookies, hats, and bags of cleaning and hygiene supplies to everyone. The definition of service is the action of helping or doing work for someone. Jesus did not fail to show this on the cross. His death was the ultimate service to save us ... it cost him his life.
God’s Hygiene Help Center makes an impact in our community. We packed and distributed 71 hygiene bags in less than 3 hours. It made me realize what a tremendous need there is in our community for the things we take for granted. Also, your team of volunteers were very helpful to us. Thank you again for letting me and my family serve the community through you organization.
From Brandon Mulpas and family
hand sanitizer blessing
A logistics company in Zanesville, OH contacted Tammy. Happen Ventures makes it easy to give back by taking all the legwork out of donating your waste or overstocked items to the very community they are in. A semi picked up 26 pallets of 72 oz. hand sanitizers that weighed 33,000 pounds from the Dollar General warehouse in Marion, Indiana. That semi and another truck delivered 4000 hand sanitizers on January 10, 2023 for God's Hygiene to give away to the community!
Happen Ventures planned to deliver another big load on January 12 plus they want to donate cash and work with us monthly. Because of the extra boxes remaining our Executive Director reached out to cancel that delivery.
Tammy had to get busy getting a team of workers together to help. We contacted the fire station on Oakland Park and the police to see if they would like hand sanitizer as well as case managers and the schools we serve. They loaded up our cargo van which Tammy drove to the Linden Fresh Market the next day. Other places which benefited are two recovery centers, St. Stephens' Community House, NAPA, Linden Life Fellowship, St. Stephen's Christian Daycare, House of Hope, Noble Dentist, and Three Day Cares.
I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. Habakkuk 3:18
sharING WITH POLICE AND LOCAL CHURCH
Officer Alesia Zacher picked up boxes of hand sanitizer to share with other Columbus police precincts and the communities they serve. On January 24 she picked up more boxes plus 2 donated blankets and asked Diane to do a ride along. We drove to Shiloh Baptist Church where we met Reggie McMillian, who is one of their church elders. Shiloh helps reach out to the homeless and Reggie was so appreciative for these inkind donations. Thanks Officer Zacher that we can connect with and help serve more members of the community.
thank you for clean start baskets
I want to thank the men and women of GHHC and Kindway/Embark for their continued support. After serving 39 years, this basket full of essentials was much needed!! I was at Marion and a few other places. I have a job interview Friday at Franklin international. My plans are to work, work and more work.
Thank you and God bless you all!
Because of continued support from our faithful donors, Kathryn Farrar is able to continue packing Clean Start Baskets for those newly released. Each basket has a value over $100 and includes new towel sets, some basic kitchen items, cleaning and hygiene products.
We have such a strong working relationship with our neighbors, Phoenix Integrated Services. When Tammy heard that a young counselor was planning to move into her first apartment, she knew she needed a Clean Start Basket.
partnership with apps -- columbus recreation and parks
Shavonne Jones, Recreation Assistant Manager and APPS, met Tammy at a fundraising banquet. She visited God's Hygiene Help Center and shared about the needs for the teens she serves. So Tammy's heart opened up as she remembered how she lacked basic needs when younger. GHHC was able to share our inkind donations and give several blankets to them.
our client and neighbor
Tammy served as greeter on her birthday, Tuesday, January 24. That afternoon she watched the news on https://www.nbc4i.com and saw a story that we volunteers at God's Hygiene Help Center took personally.
Tammy shared: "We served this lady today I spoke with her about losing her daughter. She knows Jesus, and she was thanking us for our kindness. Remember the young girl with the jacket. See how many people we talk to, and the fact we help in their life with prayer and direction, resources, and dignity. She was so grateful." COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — A 14-year-old boy was arrested on Tuesday in connection with the shooting death of a 15-year-old girl on New Year’s Eve. The 14-year-old was taken into custody this morning, according to Columbus police. He had been identified as a suspect last week in the death of Unique Prater, 15. On Dec. 31, Columbus police discovered Prater’s body with a gunshot wound at 3:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of Atcheson Street in the Mount Vernon neighborhood.
“Unfortunately, of course, we have a young lady who lost her life — but to have him in custody, safe, where nobody else is hurt in the process of him being in custody, is a blessing,” said Jene Patrick, brand ambassador for the group Mothers of Murdered Columbus Children.
hamilton stem thanks ghhc
Welcome to BRENDA SZCZUBLEWSKI (before you ask how to pronounce it, you have to give it a try!)
I was first introduced to God’s Hygiene Help Center (GHHC) in October 2022 at a THRIVENT event hosted by Thrivent Wealth Advisor, Jeff Ritter, and his team. I sat with Diane Hendrickson, GHHC Vice President and Communications Coordinator, and Peggy Wolf, GHHC Volunteer, and they explained the mission and service provided by GHHC. And, in turn, I explained the volunteer work my husband and I do for Alpha Pregnancy Help Center.
I next met Tammy Jewell, GHHC Founder and President, and Diane in December 2022 at another THRIVENT event hosted by Mr. Ritter and his Thrivent team. Tammy shared a copy of GHCC’s monthly newsletter and I went home and did a little more exploration of GHHC because I really liked the positive attitude and energy both Tammy and Diane exuded.
My first day of volunteering was January 5, 2023! Diane indoctrinated me quickly with the task of recording GHHC’s monthly expenses; and I’ve learned how to process clients in and have made the ‘dash’ out to deliver clients' orders! I’ve so enjoyed my first three weeks at GHHC and connecting with the other volunteers.
I’ve been retired from the federal government since 2018 and a gift I was given was that of humble servant’s heart. . .whether it was working hard (I grew up on a farm!) and doing the best at my job, volunteering at church, organizing golf outings with my husband, preparing food for Ronald McDonald house, baking cookies for the homeless shelter, looking after the needs of elderly people in my congregation, or helping those in my congregation who simply needed a ‘hand up’.
I look forward to being part of what GHHC is building into the future!
DAVID PICKETT was recommended to us by Donna Chapman at the Medina Sober Living House. He began helping us this month and has been such a blessing moving boxes, packing client orders and just anything we ask of him. David says he just enjoys giving back and helping people. In May he will reach 2 years of sobriety. He was born and raised in Columbus. Formerly he was a lab manager for a pharmaceutical company. Welcome David!
IN KIND DONATIONS
Thank you to Tammy's friend Carol who faithfully brings in kind donations to God's Hygiene Help Center. This month she brought 40 super soft blankets in bags. Tammy was able to hand them out to the walkups who are homeless who came for hygiene. We are also contacting a local Columbus school which serves several homeless children to see if they could also use them.
Recently Bibles were given to an east Columbus church from the hotel located near them. These Bibles were what remained that had not been defaced or had pages ripped out. Approximately 40 Bibles were given to God’s Hygiene Help Center.
God sees everything you’re going through. “The eyes of the LORD are on those who fear him, on those whose hope is in his unfailing love” (Psalm 33:18 NIV).
God cares about everything you’re going through. “But I will watch for the LORD; I will wait confidently for God, who will save me. My God will hear me” (Micah 7:7 GNT).
God has the power to change what you’re going through. “Ask, and you will be given what you ask for. Seek, and you will find. Knock, and the door will be opened” (Matthew 7:7 TLB).
God always acts out of his goodness to you. “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose” (Romans 8:28 NIV).
God’s plan is always better than your plan. “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ says the LORD. ‘They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope’” (Jeremiah 29:11 NLT).
God will never stop loving you. “For the mountains may move and the hills disappear, but even then my faithful love for you will remain” (Isaiah 54:10 NLT).
Once you have put your trust in Jesus Christ, you cannot lose your salvation. “I know the one in whom I trust, and I am sure that he is able to safely guard all that I have given him until the day of his return” (2 Timothy 1:12 TLB).
No matter what you go through, God is with you. “When you go through deep waters and great trouble, I will be with you. When you go through rivers of difficulty, you will not drown! When you walk through the fire of oppression, you will not be burned up—the flames will not consume you” (Isaiah 43:2 TLB).
Pastor Rick's Daily Hope, January 21, 2023
GOD'S HYGIENE HELP CENTER
Some of our donors have shared there has been some confusion in letters they have received. God's Hygiene Help Center is the original and only Help Center founded by Tammy Jewell and operating completely as an all volunteer organization. Our mission is "providing dignity and hope through hygiene to those in need with the compassion of Jesus."
Terry Starr resigned as Executive Director of God's Hygiene Help Center at the end of November 2022. She incorporated as a new nonprofit called Divine Dignity and is working out of her warehouse located on Business Center Drive.
God's Hygiene Help Center provides individual help to our clients with a choice of hygiene items plus resources, Bibles, and prayer. We let them know we care about them as a person. Our volunteers search for the best price on products and use our in kind donations wisely.
We appreciate our donors continuing to support God's Hygiene Help Center which continues to grow in number of clients served and partnerships with area organizations. In January despite the cold, the rain and the snow on 2 different days we served over 100 clients for a total of over 460 clients for the month.
Donations may be made online to https://www.godshygiene.org/donate.html or checks mailed to:
GOD'S HYGIENE HELP CENTER
1402 OAKLAND PARK AVENUE
COLUMBUS OH 43224
Shared at our volunteers staff meeting: God is in control. Thank you, Lord, for the hands and feet and supplies to do Your will. Lord give us your wisdom and strength to work smarter, not harder.
If you are still confused, please contact us at email@example.com and we will telephone to talk with you personally.
Please notice below that we have revised our slogan to "Where the Love of Jesus Wins" because He is the reason we serve those in need.
Thank you again to the UALC Missions Committee for this wonderful donation! This week we are getting our logo on it!
Communications Coordinator/Vice President