We are so pleased to inform you that Douglas has a new home in a city east of Alanta.
came from another state and struggled to find a home. He was basically
homeless for a while and we found him a temporary where he made some
good friends quickly. He hated to leave them, but is glad to have a new
residence in a safe place with the accommodations he needs...yay HHD and
thank God for answering our prayers!
Dear Friends, Thank you so much for volunteers, donations, encouragement, and using the facilities for events. Your hard work made HHD a success in 2018! We were also invited to give presentations about HHD.
I got messages from the same client almost every day. Sometimes, I responded when I was at the office. One day, I made an appointment for the meeting with that client and I advised that client on how to keep busy. That was to find something to do in order to keep busy. That was a heart to heart talk with that client. Looking out through the window, I saw the hiring sign on the building that was being renovated. The hiring sign had a phone number on it. I copied the phone number and gave it to that client. I asked that client to do homework by calling that phone number for an interview. The manager answered and made an appointment for an interview. That client was encouraged to figure out how to get an interpreter for the interview. I reminded the client that it was important to understand the interviewer and not miss out anything during the interview through the interpreter. I prayed with that person. I challenged the client to learn and handle the arrangement for the interview. I empowered the client to do the work by herself. The bible story about David and Goliath inspired me and I want to share it with you. When he was young, David wanted to challenge Goliath because Goliath was defying against God. King Saul tried to help David by giving him the armor, helmet and shield, but they were too big for him. David didn’t give up. He still wanted to fight Goliath. He only needed a sling and picked up five stones. He trusted in God to help him win the battle against Goliath! He showed an active faith that gave a powerful testimony!
Although we helped a deaf client to fill out the Naturalization application, we realized that there was a lot of paper to work on after the principles were changed. Finally, we sent them after they were completed. Now, the application is being processed.
New clients applied to HHD for help in finding a place to live and in applying for Naturalization, too.
Some deaf clients still struggle in communicating with their doctors without an interpreter. Hence, we always encourage them to request for an interpreter. Don’t be afraid to ask. That’s their right to request for interpreters when they go to see the doctor. It is hard for some deaf clients to read because of their usher’s syndrome. That’s why they become discouraged.
Please pray that the Lord will provide HHD a building as an emergency shelter. If you want to donate to HHD, please send your check to HHD by mail or go to the HHD website and donate there. Donation can be made online at www.Helpinghandsforthedeaf.org.
Hi Friends, We are looking forward to our Annual Chili Cook-off on
March 23 from 11a.m. to 3 p.m. It will be held at Crueselle Freeman
Church of the Deaf 1304 Allene Ave S.W. Atlanta, Ga
ask that you donate $5 for the supplies and please bring $1 bills to
vote on your favorite chilis. If you are interested in making some
chili, please contact Susan Holly at email@example.com
and also let us know if you can come so we are sure to have enough
food. Other things we need are desserts, (we especially love cookies)
sour cream, cheese, biscuits. and gift cards. Anything would be
What a blessing! Hooray! In November, we were able to help a deaf/blind client move his stuff to a new home. It was a rainy
and foggy day. It took us two days to move his stuff. It was not easy
for him to decide which stuff he wanted to keep and which stuff he wanted to
get rid of. When we were moving his stuff, we traveled in two cars and a truck that a volunteer helped us with. Now, this
deaf/blind client is happy with his new home. He is at an assisted living facility
where he is taken care of. This place provides three meals a day plus
transportation for him. I am thankful for volunteers for their patience. Please
pray for the volunteer and the new resident. We are all relieved and glad that our client has someone to take good care of him!
Due to frequent delays, we had to cancel our annual Thanksgiving
Eve Dinner on Wednesday, November 21. The manager at a restaurant said, “There
isn’t enough time to order and prepare food for catering for this dinner.” Two
years ago, we ordered the catering service three weeks ahead of time. It went
well. We will do better pre planning for the next Thanksgiving. Sorry if there was any inconvenience for anyone.
We encourage ourselves to keep working together as a
A case manager from Grady Hospital called and asked me
if we have a room available for a homeless deaf client after surgery. That was
an urgent request. Another homeless deaf client stopped at a Well Fargo Bank
and asked for help to find a place to sleep. A staff at Well Fargo called me
for an advice on how to find a place for that person to stay.
A deaf client visited us. That person was a very
socially isolated person. Hence, that client had a very low communication skill
and avoided meeting with any people. We knew that this person really needed to develop
better social skills. Nathan and I decided to sit and communicated with that
person. We encouraged that client on how to communicate with friends at church,
events, and through videophone and emails. We chatted with that person for
about four hours. Nathan was surprised to see how poor that person
communicated. Example: that person repeated the same sentence for like six or
eight times. We supported and encouraged that person to get involved in social
activities which would improve this person’s communication skills.
We like to share verses with you. These verses give us
inspiration to serve and help others. Amen!
"And the King
shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done
it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me."
(Matthew 25: 40,45)
Please pray that the Lord will provide a place for HHD
with an office, an emergency shelter and some rooms for classes.
Thank you for volunteering to raise funds for HHD at the picnic. The picnic was fun and we had people all ages different ethnicity. It was a great time for everyone. The location was perfect and the weather was perfect and we met a lot of new people ready to volunteer for HHD.We even had some Deaf Girl Scouts there. (see more pictures from the picnic) Also, HHD appreciated that you took your time to support, sell tickets and collect donations for HHD in August. It was for the "Back To School Charity Day." Today is the first day of October! It means that we will sell tickets and raise funds for the charity, Helping Hands for the Deaf. Once again, HHD needs volunteers to make it a success! Can you help HHD by selling tickets? Please contact Susan Holly or Meskel Crowe. Inform us when and where you can sell tickets. One again, thank you for making HHD a success! It has benefited many clients and our community! Remember the story about the sticks? A single stick may break easily. However, many sticks bound together become stronger. Your help would be much appreciated! Best Regards, Meskel Crowe Director of HHD