March 01, 2016
Spring Hill, Florida - Oak Hill Hospital announces that the medical staff recently donated $5,000 to the building fund of
People Helping People in Hernando County. In return, People Helping People has recognized Oak Hill's medical staff as a gold sponsor in
their building fund campaign.
PEOPLE HELPING PEOPLE is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt charitable corporation which relies entirely on donations and grants from individuals,
businesses, religious groups, clubs, and civic organizations to sustain its mission. PHP is an all-volunteer organization. Its programs include:
- Sunday Blessings Program - every Sunday from 4 - 5:30 pm meals are served at the Senior Citizens Center of Hernando County in Spring Hill. Food, clothing, toiletries, social services referrals and other assistance are also available for their guests.
- Weekend Blessings is a unique program designed to feed pre-school, elementary, and middle school children whose families qualify for the federal free/reduced price meals program and have little or no food on the weekends. Every Friday, kids in schools that participate in the Weekend Blessings program get backpacks filled with sufficient food for the weekend. On Mondays the kids return the backpacks, ready to learn and the cycle begins again the next Friday.
- Senior Blessings is operated in partnership with Greater Love Outreach Ministry of Brooksville. Pastor Yvonne Woods and volunteers deliver groceries twice each month to needy seniors living in the Magnolia Gardens and South Brooksville subsidized housing projects. The program currently serves over 300 seniors and it's expanding monthly.
- Neighborhood Blessings is an outreach program for people who are homeless in Hernando County. The program grew out of the need to provide food to those individuals living in the woods, friends' garages, or in their cars.
At People Helping People the mission primarily revolves around food. The organization provides groceries, toiletries and basic necessities
to those less fortunate in the Neighborhood Blessings program. PHP volunteers load a pickup truck with easy-to-open canned vegetables and meat along with toiletries such as soap and toothpaste. Currently, PHP lets the homeless know where and when the trucks will be each week so they can pick up the food they need.
The organization is currently seeking $400,000 for a community resource center at Kass Circle. The old hardware building at Kass Circle will be refitted according to code into a facility for the most vulnerable citizens of Hernando County. When completed the building will have a commercial kitchen, dining room and classrooms with a multi-purpose room, rest rooms, laundry, storage and offices.
The medical staff of Oak Hill Hospital is the independent group of physicians who make up the medical staff of the facility.