How You Can Help
As much as 2,000 pounds of food are given out each week, much of which is received from a regional food bank at a fraction of normal retail pricing. The next greatest portion of donated food comes from affiliated churches, USDA, civic groups and food drives. Food donations are accepted on Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM at the Operation Blessing Center in Portsmouth.
Donations of clothing in good condition are first sorted by volunteers, categorized , sized, then hung on hangers. Then they are placed on display for our clients to select what they need. This is made to look much like a department store so our clients will feel more encouraged and feel better about themselves and not so bad about their situation. Clothing donations are accepted Monday, Thursday and Friday from 10 AM to 4 PM.
Household Goods And Furniture
A unique aspect of this Ministry is the Household and Furniture Departments. Here we aid people who fall through the cracks of social services. O.B. has helped fire & flood victims, battered women, single pregnant mothers, vulnerable children, the disabled, the elderly, the critically ill, those transitioning out of homelessness into public housing, as well as those who have just been released from prison and are seeking a new start. Your donation will make a difference in someone’s life.