Hands of Hope NW Marks its 25th Year 

Hands of Hope Photo-Orient Medical Center, Idlib, Syria

The Hands of Hope NW Board has decided to postpone our 25th Anniversary Celebration event scheduled for October 14th based on current Covid data particularly in Canyon County where the event was to take place.

The event will be rescheduled for Spring 2022. We are currently working with College Church of the Nazarene to reserve a date in March and will publish the new date when known.

Supplies from a shipment delivered by Hands of Hope Northwest, based in Nampa, are carried into the Orient Medical Center in Idlib, Syria, one of several shipments sent to the worn torn country to help displaced people. (Courtesy photo) 

Hands of Hope Northwest medical ministry will celebrate its 25th anniversary since incorporation in 1996 with a fundraising event billed as “25 Years of Hope Dinner – Celebrating the Past, Looking to the Future.” This evening event will be held at College Church of the Nazarene, 504 E. Dewey Ave., opposite the Northwest Nazarene University campus in Nampa, on Thursday, October 14. Save the date and reserve your spot for dinner [see information below]. 

Hands of Hope NW collects donated medical equipment and supplies and repurposes it for people in need, locally and internationally. The pandemic has challenged non-profits everywhere and has limited shipments and overseas mission trips for Hands of Hope for the past few months. Executive Director Todd Durbin hopes to ramp up shipping to reach communities that have been badly hit by COVID-19 and its variants where people often suffer because of under-equipped or non-existent medical clinics. It is in critical times like these that Hands of Hope can make a transforming impact for those struggling to survive the twin hardships of poverty and a global health crisis. Shipments just left for Syria and Guatemala, and one is planned for Lebanon in collaboration with Nazarene Missions International. 

To those seeking a greater purpose, Hands of Hope provides a means of giving back to people less fortunate through its targeted medical assistance. Enduring partnerships with Treasure Valley hospitals and clinics make this possible through their continual donations of medical products. 

Durable medical equipment that isn’t sent overseas is stored in Hands of Hope’s Nampa Distribution Center for use in its Community Medical Equipment Loan Program. This allows hundreds of local people to borrow equipment short-term, including the elderly, mobility challenged, and post-surgery patients. Hands of Hope also equips and supplies local non-profits – such as Boise Rescue Mission, Terry Reilly Health Centers, and Path Pregnancy Clinic – in a desire to share with others and avoid waste. 

If you’re passionate about helping people locally and around the world receive better health care and mobility, or you believe in conserving and repurposing used materials, consider supporting Hands of Hope at its 25th anniversary celebration. Tickets are available from the Hands of Hope office and website. Event and table sponsorships are an option for businesses and corporations looking for ways to give back to their community. Contact Hands of Hope NW at (208) 461-1473; 1201 S. Powerline Rd, Nampa, ID 83686; or visit HandsofHopeNW.org for tickets and impact stories. 


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