Both Rising Hope and INCA Relief are members of Ventures In Community. Rising Hope’s Hypothermia Shelter houses up to 24 overnight guests from December through March and its fellowship hall is open daily for lunch. INCA Relief provides food, clothing, health care and other services in the area.
Ventures in Community members provide volunteers to staff VIC's Hypothermia Outreach Program (VIC-HOP) at Rising Hope Methodist Mission Church. From December through March, volunteers provide and serve dinner and breakfast and server as overnight chaperones. The program is administered by New Hope Housing.
VIC organizes an annual Martin Luther King Day event in the Mount Vernon area. It features a student essay contest, speakers, and musical contributions from a wide range of church choirs from local churches.
“This effort shows that people of all faiths can work together for the betterment of the community.” ~ Rising Hope Pastor Rev. Keary Kincannon
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