Who We Are
Lend A Hand is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization founded in 1989 as a local disaster response and assistance program. The mission and purpose of Lend A Hand is to coordinate a reliable system of transportation, labor, housing and meals, and job assignments for volunteers who wish to help people suffering extraordinary hardship as the result of natural disasters.
Lend A Hand is a mission project of the Presbytery of Carlisle of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A We welcome volunteers from all faiths and creeds.
What We Do
Lend A Hand was founded in 1989 following Hurricane Hugo in South Carolina, and has since achieved national respect and recognition. Lend A Hand coordinates reliable transportation, labor, housing and meals for volunteers who want to help those who have lost homes or are suffering extraordinary hardship as the result of a disaster.
What You Can Do
Often one of the most valuable things Lend A Hand volunteers can do is to listen. Victims of disaster need to tell their stories of loss, hardship and recovery to a sympathetic listener. The new friends you make with other volunteers and with those you’re serving are just one of the many benefits of participating on a Lend A Hand work team.
Many (but not all) jobs require physical labor. Most volunteers eagerly jump in and take on any job which needs to be done, from demolition and rebuilding to general disaster clean-up.
Lend A Hand welcomes volunteers of all races and creeds who are in good health. There is no upper age limit, but volunteers must be at least 18. Volunteers into their 80’s have contributed significantly to work teams.
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