|Welcome to Brother Bill's Helping Hand
Brother Bill's Helping Hand brings not just a legacy of 70 years of service to West Dallas, but hope for a better life to the more than 25,000 people living in the 75212 zip code. As a faith-based nonprofit, that hope comes in the form of Education, Health, and Essentials of Life programs. Partnering caring volunteers with neighbors in need brings nourishment of the mind, body, and soul to all involved.
A very important aspect of Brother Bill's Helping Hand is the realization of how much the staff and volunteers learn from the neighbors served. West Dallas is a community of caring people, willing to share whatever they might have. A large majority of our Brother Bill's Helping Hand neighbors are strong in their faith and committed members of their community. Their physical needs may be great, but their faith in the Lord is an inspiration to all.
In April 2012 Brother Bill's Helping Hand moved into a new building, putting the ministry in the center of West Dallas. During the first four months of service at the new location the number of West Dallas residents seeking help exploded. Compared to those same four months in 2011 at the old location, registration of new households more than doubled, Grocery Store (food pantry) visits rose to nearly 4,000 from 3,149, and the Community Clinic enrolled 120 new patients.
Building hope on a firm foundation was the goal when construction began on the new facilty in August 2011. Today in the larger and more centralized location, Brother Bill's Helping Hand is blessed each day to see even more lives changed for the present and for eternity.
The majority of operational funding for Brother Bill's Helping Hand comes from individuals; the balance comes from foundations, corporations, and churches. Brother Bill's Helping Hand is led by a Board of Trustees, the Executive Director and a staff of ten, with a host of volunteers teaching classes, working in the free Grocery Store, leading children’s programs, and helping the staff maintain the facility. Our Women’s Council acts as a support organization for all that Brother Bill's Helping Hand does for the community it serves.
2013 Board of Trustees: Jeff McBrayer (President), Dr. Brad Bowman, Mary Beth Fikse,
Bruce Graham, Walker Harman, Dr. LeAnn Kridelbaugh, Felicia Matthews, Bill McCann,
Aimee McClanahan, Susan Sharp, Bill Sims, Kelly Trabold, Debra Wilson
Executive Director: Suzanne Griffin