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Bill Harrod, a man with a third grade education, began preaching in West Dallas in the late 1930s.  Ministering daily to the spiritual needs of the people, Bro. Bill recognized a tremendous need for basic physical necessities.  In the early 1940s, Bro. Bill established the “Brother Bill’s Helping Hand” fund.  This fund was, and remains, separate from any church. 

As a Christian ministry, the purpose of Brother Bill's Helping Hand was to provide food, clothing, and spiritual encouragement to thousands of men, women, and children living in West Dallas.  In doing so, deep personal relationships were developed.  In March of 1961, BBHH was registered as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.  Bro. Bill Harrod died in 1976, but the ministry he began continues to this day.

Juanita Bailey became Director of BBHH in the early 1970s following 30 years of service as church secretary to Bro. Bill.  She led the ministry until her retirement in October 2001 at the age of 88.  During those many years she fed the hungry, provided medicine for the sick, and clothed the needy.  The doors of Brother Bill's Helping Hand were always open - as was Mrs. Bailey’s heart - to anyone in need.  Juanita Bailey passed away in 2008, leaving a remarkable legacy of service. 

Today under the leadership of Executive Director Suzanne Griffin BBHH employs eleven staff members and benefits from an expansive volunteer base composed both of individuals living in the community of West Dallas and from throughout the Metroplex. Volunteer doctors have been the core of our Community Clinic since it opened in 2007.  Now working with them is a full-time Physician's Assistant funded by Methodist Hospital.

Faith is the foundation, and relationship building the theme, of each program.  The BBHH leadership team and volunteers are privileged to see lives changed, trust restored, and hope renewed on a daily basis.  If not for the support of individuals, corporations, and foundations none of this would be possible.  Not only does this support provide assistance with life’s daily needs and opportunities to improve one’s standard of living, it also makes hope a reality as Brother Bill’s Helping Hand continues to enrich lives in West Dallas.

 
Contact Information

 

Brother Bill’s Helping Hand
3906 N. Westmoreland
Dallas, Texas 75212

Open: Monday - Friday
           8:30 - 4:30

Mailing Address:
PO Box 565846
Dallas, Texas 75356

214.638.2196 Office
214.638.2198 Fax
214.638.2194 Clinic

Information:
helpinghand@bbhh.org
Volunteering:
volunteer@bbhh.org
Capital Campaign:
capitalcampaign@bbhh.org

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A Summer to Remember
Camp Ozark for All
 

This is the 6th year BBHH was blessed to send West Dallas children to Camp Ozark in Mt. Ida, Arkansas. Because of the generosity of the Camp Ozark Foundation and its many donors, this year we sent 79 children to camp. Because of the generosity of a Dallas church, our cost for transportation, Bibles, t-shirts, a $20 Camp Store fund for each child, and other incidentals was zero!

The campers returned full of wonderful stories about the new friends they met, the new activities they experienced, their amazing counselors, and the love Jesus has for each one of them. 

 

We praise God for others who helped "send" BBHH boys and girls to camp - from the volunteers who wrote notes of encouragement to each camper, to the man who raised money on a Go Fund Me page to pay for 90 lunches for the kids and counselors to enjoy on their way to camp, to our neighbors and recipients of the Prayer and Praise email who started praying for the campers weeks before they left. God's hands were once again all over this special program, just as His hands are all over Brother Bill's Helping Hand.

To God be the Glory,
Great Things He Hath Done
Fall 2016