Have you or a family member been affected by cancer?
We all know what a devastating disease cancer is for an entire family. Having a friend or family member diagnosed with cancer stresses any relationship.
Many of our neighbors receive a diagnosis but don’t have the safety net of support to make doctor’s appointments or get to the lab for tests.
The Cancer Network of Hope provides tender loving care to those whose lives have been touched by cancer. Our staff helps connect people with resources through local doctors and area outreach programs, as well as the Cancer Care Center of Southeast Georgia Health System, the American Cancer Society and the Georgia Cancer Coalition. Volunteers offer a listening ear, a friendly hug, and helpful information.
Through this ministry, FaithWorks seeks to assure any of our neighbors with cancer that they are not alone and our community cares for their well-being.
The Samaria Initiative provides multiple opportunities to tear down the walls that divide us.
When we make the effort to meet people that are different from us and go to places that we normally avoid, we discover that we are not all that different from each other. We all desire health, happiness, and a future for our children. While we applaud groups that travel and offer ministry in other countries, we also contend that it is sometimes easier to go half way around the world than it is to go across the street.
There are needs all around us. All we need to do is to open our eyes and to roll up our sleeves.
Starting over when you are homeless can be daunting! The stigma is real - employment doors close and neighbors can look away. Getting back on track often comes down to someone simply “opening a door.”
The Open Doors program provides basic construction and home renovation skills to guests at The Well and other people who are homeless that have been referred to us by our local church and social service partners. If selected, participants will gain the basic skills necessary to join the workforce in an industry that is experiencing a severe labor shortage and rising wages. After successfully completing the first phase of the program, participants may be given the option to live in a house that they have helped to renovate.
Today three people who were previously homeless are holding jobs, paying rent and living in a safe house.
How can you help?
- Please consider making a generous gift to support this life-changing effort.
- If you are able, please consider donating a house, building materials and renovation service.
- Consider the gift of time. We need skilled tradespeople to mentor and teach our apprentices.