Tallahassee, FL - November 18, 2012
Every year the Hope House in Tallahassee feeds hundreds of people and gives away presents on Christmas. The founders need your help to do it again.
Danny Heaberlin, the founder, says without thousands of dollars of donations or food, they won't be able to feed their usual crowd on Christmas.
Last year they feed more than 500 people.
They sent kids away with more than 50 presents.
It can be a tough task since the non profit runs strictly on donations.
"I'm just over worried that we won't be able to do it this year because of lack of funds," said Heaberlin. "I've put some feelers out there to some churches and stuff but i haven't heard back. The stock market has failed three or four days and people are unsure."
Ed Miller sought refuge at the Hope House when he was trying to get his life back on track after substance abuse.
"There are expenses that a place like this needs to run and function and to be a service to those in need," said Miller.
Throughout the year, the Hope House feeds and houses men with a troubled past get back on their feet in Tallahassee.
It's been the mission of Heaberlin to serve the community in anyway he can.
Now he's asking for more help to get it done.
If you'd like to donate items for the Christmas dinner or presents for kids, here are some ways you can help.
75 Whole Chickens
10 Large Cans of Yams
10 Large Cans of Green Beans
10 Boxes of Dressing Mix
Monetary donations and volunteers are always welcome as well. You can contact Danny Heaberlin directly at 850 519-0956.