A couple of years back we realized how different the circumstances and challenges that drive local residents to Bluffton Self Help for emergency aid. We decided that it would be helpful to our community supporters to know more about the realities of what occurs here on an “almost” daily basis. It made sense that we share (while protecting names) some of the circumstances clients face, and the resulting experiences they have with Bluffton Self Help.
It seemed like a great way to connect the larger community to these neighbors in need. The Stories of Hope were born. Our friends at the Island Packet agreed that these were important stories to tell, and they began supporting this outreach by publishing the stories in their holiday “giving” series. We are very appreciative of their support. All of these stories are true, but to protect our client’s privacy, their names have been changed.