Restoring Hands

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The Tree And Me

Created By: Jerome Anderson, Director of Convicted Hearts

I look at a tree and I see me.
It’s tall and strong, it’s branches are long able to reach out in many different directions.
It’s trunk so rough but adds to it’s perfection, it’s survived so many storms winter ice and rain.
The pain has given it strength which is why it remains.
The branches hold leaves and leaves are hearts, it touches with love the nature of art. We seem to touch many when we reach out, sometimes they fall but not of doubt. They hit the ground around the tree, to blanket the roots that grow beneath. Fertilizing the earth to feed the roots,the roots support the tree in truth. In all I see this tree is me. It welcomes the sun and tickles the breeze. Started so small then grows so free,in the presence of GOD, the tree and me…

Jerometree

The Tree And Me (Jerome Anderson)

Mr. James

One of our favorite success stories so far would be that of Mr. James, (what he is affectionately called by his friends).

Mr. James was convicted of having an ounce of pot. He went to jail in February 2010 . He served 28 months in jail and will be on probation for 7 years. He is currently 62 yrs. old.
Like so many men and women, the return to civilian life was not an easy one. He had nowhere to live, no money, no job and no food. As is many communities, those with felony’s do not qualify for housing, food stamps or a job. Some great friends helped when they could with a place to stay. As more and more doors were shut in his face, he became overwhelmed and depressed.
Life didn’t seem worth much. It was as though he was set up to fail again.
His probation officer fussed about him moving from place to place. This only added to his frustrations. He was trying so hard to get his life back in order. Hard to do when everyone keeps throwing up your past and no one is willing to give you a break. His first break came when he qualified for a job program through Goodwill. That was the start to getting his life back.He loves those he works around and they love him back. He is a hard worker and is well respected by his peers.
Through a partnership with Goodwill, Mr. James came to PUSH and has been an active member of the Restoring Hands/P.U.S.H. team!
Mr. James said he no longer feels he has to walk with his head down. He is no longer depressed and is happier than he has been in 20 years.He says he can look people in the eye and doesn’t have to be ashamed. He loves living now. All this possible because someone cared to take a chance and give him a break.

Feeding The 5000 Project

Feeding the 5000

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These hands are of a couple that are hungry. They came to us looking for help. She has cancer and he is working but the medical bills are overwhelming and leaves little for groceries.
This story is typical of families we are serving.
Currently P.U.S.H. is helping over 35 families a month with food through our food bank.
We are in need of help with canned goods. Soups, spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, and bagged pintos. Your help would be a great blessing.
Our offices are located in the Rooftop of Va. building – 206 N. Main St. Galax. Donations can be dropped off or we are glad to pick them up.

276 236 7131 x 224 (o) 276 235 1059 (c)

Feed the 5000 Project

These Hands…

These Hands

These hands are of a couple that are hungry. They came to us looking for help. She has cancer and he is working but the medical bills are overwhelming and leaves little for groceries.
This story is typical of families we are serving.
Currently P.U.S.H. is helping over 35 families a month with food through our food bank.
We are in need of help with canned goods. Soups, spaghetti sauce, pasta, peanut butter, and bagged pintos. Your help would be a great blessing.
Our offices are located in the Rooftop of Va. building – 206 N. Main St. Galax. Donations can be dropped off or we are glad to pick them up.

P.U.S.H. Ministries:

  • Office – 276 236 7131 x 224
  • Mobile – 276 235 1059
  • Web – www.pushministries.org