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HARP Mission

The HARP Vision

Inspired by the words of Christ, “Truly, I say to you, as you did for one of these my brothers, you did it for me.” (Matthews 25:40, NIV). HARP works to serve people seeking self-sufficiency, leading to independence by providing spiritual, emotional, and material support.

Servant Event Mission Trips provide a way for volunteers to give their time, talent, treasure and testimony to needy people in Southeast Ohio. These construction and repair events, which provide housing adequacy for our clients, can span over a day, weekend, or a week. H.A.R.P provides projects, connections, coaching, and a base of operations with a fully equipped kitchen and showers for the volunteers. 

See the HARP team brochure for information about how we help HARP. 

What's in your heart?

Our Mission groups who have traveled to Caldwell, Ohio for a week of service have many stories to share. Stories of faith, caring, sharing, letting those in need see God in them. It is because of the connections that have been formed and the hearts that shared, that we are inviting everyone to pray for Jesus to let you know what is on your heart. You are invited June 9-14, 2019 when we will again be serving our Lord in the capacity of a mission group to help those in need in Caldwell, Ohio.

How Can YOU Help?

PRAYERS are always needed. Please pray for this ministry to continue to grow as God sees fit; that our hearts are with those we serve.

There are number of ways for our congregation to help.

VOLUNTEER TO SERVE

We will take a group of individuals to provide home maintenance, repair, wheelchair ramps and other help for families in crisis, disabled, widowed, elderly and Veterans of the Caldwell, Ohio (Appalachian) area.

The trip will be June 9-14, 2019. The cost will be $232.50 per person. You will also need to purchase a $50 gift card to Lowe's, Walmart or Home Depot for supplies. The gift cards may be purchased through the school office SCRIP Program.

To sign up to serve, contact Gwen Richard or Chris Kapolka with your $232.50 made out to Trinity Lutheran.

ADDITIONAL HELP

If you cannot attend our servant event, there are many things to be done here…

You Can Do an Action Team Through Thrivent!!

This Mission requires many purchases. Below is a suggested list of requests that can be made through a Thrivent Action Team.

  1. Purchase of towels and wash clothes
  2. Purchase of toothpaste, tooth brushes, dental floss, deodorant and combs
  3. Purchase of 5-gallon buckets and lids
  4. Purchase of bleach, Pinesol (or similar cleaner), Comet, rags, clothes lines and clothes pins
  5. Purchase of gloves, masks, sponges, scrub brushes, garbage bags
  6. Purchase of rakes, shovels, hoes and brooms

The following would be for the trip itself:

  1. Sandwich fixings
  2. Main Entrée
  3. Barbecue 
  4. Lumber
  5. Building Supplies

 You Can Donate Items to Help Build Our Kits!

We need many items to take with us. Listed below are items you may donate.

Health Kits
  • One bath towel
  • One wash cloth
  • Two bars of soap, in original wrapping
  • One toothbrush
  • One pack of dental floss
  • One tube of toothpaste (2 if sample size)
  • One comb
  • Deodorant
Flood Buckets/
Cleaning Supplies
  • One 5-gallon bucket or 3-gallon bucket
  • 2 large trash bags
  • 1 gallon of bleach
  • Comet or scouring cleanser
  • PineSol or liquid floor cleaner
  • Scrub brush
  • Dust Mask (N-95 recommended)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Rakes, shovels, hoes – debris removal