Early County News

C-HOPE Ministries: A productive year

C-HOPE Ministries, Inc., of Blakely completed its most successful year ever in 2021 in terms of providing services to the Blakely and Early County community.

The organization, based at 1241 South Main Street in Blakely, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit, faith-based organization operating under a governing doctrine that is the Word of God. Its core scripture is Matthew 25:40, which says, “in as much as you did it to one of the least of these, you have done it to me.”

“We are committed to Jesus Christ in our worship, witness and work,” said Darrell Alexander, Chief Executive Officer of C-HOPE. “We are disciples who love, support, and nurture each other as we strive to provide compassionate outreach services to the Early County community and beyond.”

“Our poor saint’s ministry provides utility and rental assistance to families in the community, but we can carry out our mission only with the blessing of God and the support of our partners.”

Alexander explained that “C-HOPE” means that people in need “can see hope again.” He said its main needs are basic: prayers, volunteers, and financial support. As an approved Section 501(c)3 organization, all gifts to the ministry are tax deductible.

C-HOPE uses Cash App ($CHOPEMINISTRIES) as a way to make contributions online. Contributions can also be mailed to C-HOPE Ministries at P.O. Box 927, Blakely, GA 39823. Jason Muhlenkamp is our organization’s chief financial officer. Muhlenkamp can also be reached by phone at 229-359-0065.

Numerous local organizations, churches, and individuals partner with C-HOPE to provide community needs. C-HOPE is currently working with individuals and groups to re-establish a Food Bank in Early County. More details will soon be made available to the public concerning the food bank.

Services provided by C-Hope Ministries for 2021 are as follows: • Poor Saints ministry has supplied support to over 100 families • financial planning and assistance for 14 families • alcohol and drug addiction outreach for 10 individuals • distribution of holiday meal and fellowship for 275 first responders, sick and shut in, the elderly and physically/mentally disabled • annual Christmas gifts to 350 children and 125 sick and shut in • disaster relief for 30 individuals that lived through the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, burned out families due to fire • Veterans Affairs claims for one person • Two Neighbor to Neighbor classes with 14 graduates • Backpack of Hope – 1100 backpacks distributed to kids • Faith in Blue, bridging the gap between our community and local Law Enforcement • Transition assistance for individuals returning from incarceration or drug rehab

C-HOPE Ministries wishes to thank all of their partners and contributors for giving hope in what seemed to be a hopeless situation for many. Such as successful year would not have been possible without you.

Our partners this year were Dairy Queen, Glenmary Home Missions, Collier Insurance and Realty, Early Cares, Early County Area Ministers Fellowship, Weaver Home Repair, Think About It Consulting, Family Connections, First State Bank, Georgia Baptist Mission board, Southwest Georgia Community Action Council, Inc. and Backlight, Inc. Our contributors were Sowega Health Insurance, Hillside Farms, First Baptist Church of Blakely, Horizons Community Solutions, David & Gay Crowdis, Giving A Foundation, Inc., Inner Faith, Stoney Lawncare Service, Bright Star Missionary Baptist Church, Joe’s Food Factory, Early County Literacy Taskforce, First United Methodist Church, Shirley’s Sitting Service, City of Blakely, St. John Church, Early County Community Involvement Association, Datalink, Bethel Baptist Association, New Zion Baptist Church, Holy Family Catholic Church, Blakely Rotary Club, Campbell Chapel AME, Early County School Board, Holy Name of Jesus, Right Direction, Inc., Wolohlan Foundation, Son Ministries, Washington High School Alumni, Grist Oil Co., C-HOPE Trucking and Nate Tinson Handyman Service.

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