Operation Helping Hands Expands Outreach to Fire Survivors

Kim Valentine of Valentine Law Group started a local organization to help the homeless called Operation Helping Hands (www.ohhsc.com) in 2011. Originally, the organization started in Kim’s garage, where she collected hygiene items and blankets to help the homeless in San Diego. This program evolved to provide backpacks in which recipients could carry their supplies and blankets. It has also expanded to about 100 volunteers gathering twice a year to help assemble the backpacks. Operation Helping Hands continues to grow and is now giving out about 2,500 backpacks to the homeless each year.

Although Kim lives in California, she does not live in Paradise or San Diego, but she knows people in both areas. When the Paradise Fires occurred, she knew people who lost everything and had nowhere to live. Kim learned that many of those people started living in tents at the local Walmart. Kim began collecting money and gift cards to help the people displaced by the Paradise Fires. Because of those fires, there are (as of December 2018) 700 people living on the county fairgrounds. Kim wants to continue to help them and others affected by the recent California fires. If you want to help Operation Helping Hands, which is a 501(c)(3), you can provide your tax-deductible donation to:


Posted on December 11, 2018 at 6:15 pm in Community Outreach, General by TLC - RSS 2.0

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