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Congrats to chiropractors offering free treatments for Helping Hands food pantry donations


Just want to offer congratulations to Rockwall chiropractors Drs. Keeston Waters and Dave Engleken who are stepping up to offer free treatments at their Pro-Health Chiropractic Clinic in return for bags of food donations to Rockwall Helping Hands, where we’re told the cupboards are bare at Thanksgiving time.

Read more about it at TheRockwallNews.com. 

Hurry to get an appointment before the offer ends Nov. 21!


Helping Hands issues plea for cash, food, to help hurricane victims now here

Helping Hands emergency services agency has issued a plea to Rockwall County residents to please donate cash and food pantry items immediately to help Hurricane Ike evacuees who came to Rockwall to escape the storm and are now stranded here without the necessities of life.

Following is the statement from Helping Hands Executive Director and Rockwall City Council Member Margo Nielsen:

“Please consider making a donation to Rockwall County Helping Hands and help the agency to continue assisting hurricane evacuees that have come to our community.

The Food Pantry shelves at Helping Hands need restocked and financial donations are always welcomed.

In two days, the agency assisted 155 hurricane evacuees in 45 families with 175 bags of food, $1,060 worth of gas cards and 36 vouchers for the Thrift Store to get clothing and houseware items. The Health Center of Helping Hands is also aiding evacuees that need prescription refills and those that are sick.

Today the stories are a little sadder because people are getting news about the devastation and delays in getting back home. FEMA is putting people in local motels for extended stays, and some may qualify for emergency food stamps. Helping families get through this awful time until they can get back home is our primary goal. The generosity of Rockwall residents always makes our job easier.

Food may be brought to the Food Pantry at 950 Williams St. (SH-66), Building A from 9 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

To make a donation, please call 972-771-HELP or visit our web site at http://www.helpinghands.com.

Helping Hands is the main critical assistance agency that has served the Rockwall community for more than 30 years.

Helping Hands planning Fall Market to help non-profits raise funds

The Rockwall Helping Hands relief agency is planning a Fall flea market Oct. 25 as a fund raising opportunity for other non-profits, churches and civic organizations.

The only cost for a booth is $50, which will be used solely to advertise the event. Groups will then be able to keep any profits they earn.

To register or for more details, call 972-771-4357, ext. 7 or e-mail melodyeast@rockwallhelpinghands.com.

New Blue Canyon Kitchen donating $3,500 to Helping Hands

In celebration of the Blue Canyon Kitchen, Tavern and Wine Bar’s grand opening at The Harbor in January, owner Brandt Evans teamed with Rockwall County’s non-profit Helping Hands assistance agency and its Executive Director Margo Nielsen to host a benefit fundraising event. The event raised $3,500 and offered attendees an evening of culinary delights, with an array of dishes from Evan’s creative American cooking and samples of his custom wines. The check will be presented by Evans to Margo this Friday at 5:15 pm at Blue Canyon.

The donation will be used by Helping Hands to assist Rockwall County residents with utility and shelter bills, educational expenses, health care, food and transportation. Last year, Helping Hands provided financial aid to more than 3,000 County residents and more than 4,000 residents at their Health Center.

If you or anyone you know needs financial assistance, the agency can generally make utility payments of up to $200 per year per family. Helping Hands serves residents of both Rockwall County and the City of Rockwall. It’s an extremely well-managed agency and very worthy of donations.