Jack Burris, a non-profit operator in Orleans County at ‘Hands 4 Hope Street Ministry,’ has been supplying those in need with goods since 2015, and last night Jack brought his big truck of supplies to the residents of Lyndonville.
Burris explained his inspiration derives from a simple concept, “The faith aspect of this is to love your neighbor.”
Some ‘staple items’ provided by Burris and his team: a 2 lb. bag of rice; a can of beans; a can of corn; a jar of spaghetti sauce; 1 lb. of spaghetti; Saltines; 2 rolls of toilet paper; a bar of soap; dish soap; shaving cream and razors.
He explained that some people just hit hard times, with one woman revealing to him she was an out of work truck driver recovering from a knee replacement. With some of her children and grandchildren living at home, times are tight, and these basic goods could help alleviate some of life’s financial pressure.
“I’ve never done anything like this before, I’ve never had to,” Burris said the woman told him.
When asked on any increase in calls for his services since the onset of COVID-19, he explained, “actually less, but more desperate.” Burris expanded, “You’re not getting the stock-pilers, you’re getting the people that are really in desperate situations.”
Burris says he typically will not ask for donations. He allows his work to speak-for-itself and people find their way to helping if they are able.
If you would like to donate to an active and growing local charity, feeding local families, send whatever you are able here:
243 South Main Street, Albion, N.Y. 14411, Suite 174.
Also, you can find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Hands-4-Hope-Street-Ministry-124392827892891/