Based in North Shelby County, Alabama, Hearts In Hands was formed from a persistent, growing desire to obey the Commission of Christ – to go. Go to the greatest need–the sick, the dying, the lonely, the needy, the lost.
In 2008 a family friend, who worked for a local hospice company, told us about a patient who desperately needed yard and house work done. She had no family in the area, and she was far too frail to do very much on her own. Furthermore, this widow was not the only one of her patients in similar circumstances. There were many more – and all of them were desperate for help.
We strongly felt this was the purpose God had been preparing us for. But we didn’t just want to solve their immediate need, only to leave them again in isolation and loneliness. We believed it was essential to establish a system of follow-up to build relationships.
Through a growing group of compassionate volunteers who are unified in our desire to share, show, and serve, we are able to make a difference in the lives of some wonderful people who now know they are loved.
HIH incorporated as a 501.C.3 non-profit corporation in 2011, and currently has about 200 active volunteers. We serve Shelby and Jefferson counties and surrounding areas, including: Alabaster, Birmingham, Bessemer, Calera, Chelsea, Forestdale, Hoover, Hueytown, Montevallo, Pelham, Trussville and other local municipalities.
Our mission is SHARING God’s grace and SHOWING God’s love to our community by SERVING the poor around us, especially those without family resources. I hope you will consider supporting our ministry by praying for us, by volunteering alongside us, and by providing financial support. We thank God for the ways he has blessed this ministry and know that you will be blessed as well.