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Who We Are Working Hands Foundation is a not-for-profit organization that focuses on helping people that are in the greatest need. Whether for brief or extended periods of time, being homeless has almost become a common reality for many people today, not only in America, but especially in 3rd world countries. Unfortunately, as the founder and Chairman of WHF, homelessness, need and hunger was my own personal reality on four separate occasions during the early part of my life. I w as single mom with three young children. However, my first-hand experiences gave me the incentive to not only overcome my homeless status, but they stimulated my desire to create viable and long-term solutions to offer relief and resources to as many people in need as possible. While my focus is geared towards all people in need, I long to assist people in places that do not have the governmental resources to help the less fortunate citizens in their countries. Over the years, I have been exposed to many such environments, and was both dismayed and troubled to discover that such conditions exist in many of the Caribbean island countries, including St. Lucia, my birthplace. In 2011, while on a trip to bury my father in St. Lucia, I visited several of the areas neighboring towns only to witness the heartbreaking reality of the struggles of dire poverty that the citizens there are facing. There were children, men and women, both old and young, roaming the streets throughout the day, many were walking barefoot on the hot asphalt without shoes, wearing torn clothing, and having very little to no food to eat. And most did not have any basic hygiene products or toiletries. After making various inquiries I came to discover that there were little to no governmental programs in place to address the poverty of the people. During that time, I remembered that my father had been focused on helping the community during his lifetime, and I came to realize why that was so. From that point on, my focus has been on developing a entity that can address their needs, and help find resources to bring much-needed relief. Since 2011, I have engaged in volunteer work at such places as the Harbor House, and several other shelters in NY and FL. Although this brought me great satisfaction, my true calling to help the needy was fulfilled only after I started sending shipments of boxes and barrels containing a wide variety of food, clothing, toiletries, and other much-needed items to a church in St. Lucia that was attempting to assist the poor of their country. Today, my dream of creating an entity that can assist the poor has been realized in the establishment of the Working Hands Foundation.
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Hands Foundation

Who We Are Working Hands Foundation is a not- for-profit organization that focuses on helping people that are in the greatest need. Whether for brief or extended periods of time, being homeless has almost become a common reality for many people today, not only in America, but especially in 3rd world countries. Unfortunately, as the founder and Chairman of WHF, homelessness, need and hunger was my own personal reality on four separate occasions during the early part of my life. I w as single mom with three young children. However, my first-hand experiences gave me the incentive to not only overcome my homeless status, but they stimulated my desire to create viable and long-term solutions to offer relief and resources to as many people in need as possible. While my focus is geared towards all people in need, I long to assist people in places that do not have the governmental resources to help the less fortunate citizens in their countries. Over the years, I have been exposed to many such environments, and was both dismayed and troubled to discover that such conditions exist in many of the Caribbean island countries, including St. Lucia, my birthplace. In 2011, while on a trip to bury my father in St. Lucia, I visited several of the areas neighboring towns only to witness the heartbreaking reality of the struggles of dire poverty that the citizens there are facing. There were children, men and women, both old and young, roaming the streets throughout the day, many were walking barefoot on the hot asphalt without shoes, wearing torn clothing, and having very little to no food to eat. And most did not have any basic hygiene products or toiletries. After making various inquiries I came to discover that there were little to no governmental programs in place to address the poverty of the people. During that time, I remembered that my father had been focused on helping the community during his lifetime, and I came to realize why that was so. From that point on, my focus has been on developing a entity that can address their needs, and help find resources to bring much-needed relief. Since 2011, I have engaged in volunteer work at such places as the Harbor House, and several other shelters in NY and FL. Although this brought me great satisfaction, my true calling to help the needy was fulfilled only after I started sending shipments of boxes and barrels containing a wide variety of food, clothing, toiletries, and other much-needed items to a church in St. Lucia that was attempting to assist the poor of their country. Today, my dream of creating an entity that can assist the poor has been realized in the establishment of the Working Hands Foundation.
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