Project Hope offers vital services to area residents

CAPE GIRARDEAU, Mo. (KBSI) – With increasing inflation, many are left looking for hope, but this event aims to change that story.

The gift of hope is what this free event provided to southeast Missouri residents in their time of need.

The Osage Center hosted “Project Hope,” which provided many essential services to area residents.

“It is a day of service opportunity for people to come and access the critical services that they need all in one spot,” said Dr. Melissa Stickel, executive director of Community Partnership. “We have about 45 service providers here today, anything from blankets to toiletries to hand sanitizer all the way to medical services.”

The one-stop shop provided services to help impact and help low-to no-income community members. The event provided employment resources, medical assessments, dental care, and much, much more.

“Yeah, it’s good to give back to the community and just share the resources that we have so that we can partner together,” said Capt. Lily Reinier of the Salvation Army.

For Project Hope attendees, Patricia and Bobby, even the smallest gifts can go a long way.

“Very worthwhile for everybody that needs it, and I bring a lot of people for help. It’s a miracle for me, yeah,” said Patricia. He got shoes and socks. He didn’t have shoes.”

Project Hope took place on Friday and Community Partnership hopes to continue this event again in 2023.

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