Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The Helping Hands Homeless Shelter, Camdenton, MO

Ron Estep

Growing from an idea in the basement of a local pastor’s home, to the Graceland New Testament Church basement, and into an old resort on the West edge of Camdenton, the Helping Hands Homeless Shelter, Inc. led by a Board of Directors, Ron Estep and his wife, Kathy Estep, Shelter Administrator Lisa Masoner, and Assistant Manager, Patricia Wieter, has created opportunity for thousands over the years. The day I toured the facility, I met several men and women struggling with the same problems we all face in our day-to-day lives. Anyone is capable of falling into unrelenting hardship, and anyone is capable of making a bad choice and suffering great consequence, but everyone is capable of correcting that mistake and climbing back on top with a helping hand.

The Thrift Store, One Source of Funding

Words and Images by Al Griffin