People Helping People is a cooperative ministry of churches in Harrisonburg and Rockingham County, Virginia, which helps people in an emergency crisis with resources and guidance.
We are a group of volunteers whose purpose is to:
Listen to a podcast of PHP's director explaining our ministry here.
Individuals facing a financial crisis frequently go to churches requesting assistance to pay for:
People Helping People (PHP) volunteers are trained and equipped to interview clients, assess their needs, and help them obtain the necessary assistance--either directly or by networking with other helping services in the area. We provide aid to over 1,200 families each year.
Of each dollar contributed to PHP, 95¢ goes directly to client assistance. We can do this because we have an all-volunteer staff.
People needing financial assistance or other basic needs (examples include: medicine, work shoes, birth certificates, IDs, food for diabetics and children, etc.) may come to the office and apply for assistance. Financial aid is determined on a per-household basis. Referrals to other agencies are always available.
Jesus said, "I was hungry and you fed me, I was thirsty and you gave me a drink, I was homeless and you gave me a room, I was shivering and you gave me clothes . . ."
(in Matthew 25, from The Message)
Mondays-Thursdays: 9:00-11:30 a.m.
(except holidays and when city schools are closed due to inclement weather)
Muhlenberg Lutheran Church,
281 E. Market Street, Harrisonburg
Activity Center, 1st Floor
Leeanne K. Shepherd