Volunteers, Partners and Donors
Caring Enough To Act
"If you wait until you're motivated, you’ve already lost.
Surgeons don’t always feel like doing surgery. Teachers don’t always feel like teaching. Parents don’t always feel like cooking. Firemen don’t always feel like rushing into a burning building.
If you let motivation dictate your actions, inertia conspires to keep you in place.
Action creates progress. Progress creates momentum. Momentum creates motivation."
At HELP, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing the challenges people face in daily life, big and small. The work that we all do is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment, by capitalising on technology and adapting information to changing circumstances on the ground, we believe we can facilitate progress in these areas. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
If you are unsure what to volunteer in, figure out what you care about. It is really important to find something you believe in, so that your act of generosity is going to actually translate into something you really feel good about.
Support our mission of mercy and help us bring HELP to the people in need, HELP that makes a difference.
“Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’
“Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’
“They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’
“He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’
How You Can Help Now and Over the Long Run
If you feel helpless and inadequate when you watch the sufferings of people in armed conflicts or disaster areas, you can help by sharing the HELP App with as many people as possible. Even if one person in your network is able to help someone in need or is in need him or herself, you would have already done a great service to your fellowmen. Or you could pray for us and our efforts.
HELP a Friend
"Go out and help your neighbour.
Those who suffer from an anxiety of life live only for themselves. Their minds and hearts have been dammed up. All of the scum of the river of life makes the heart and mind a kind of a garbage heap, and the easiest way out is to love people whom you see.
If we do not love those whom we see, how can we love God, whom we do not see?
Visit the sick. Be kind to the poor. Help the healing of lepers. Find your neighbour, and a neighbour is someone in need. Once you do this, you begin to break out of the shell. You discover that your neighbour is not hell, as Sartre says, your neighbour is part of yourself and is a creature of God."
A father brought his young son to me, a conceited young delinquent, who had given up his faith and was bitter with himself and everyone who he met.
Following our visit the boy ran away from home for a year. The boy came back just as bad, and the father brought him to me asking, ‘What should I do with him?’
I advised him to send his son to a school outside the United States. About a year later the boy came back to see me, requesting, ‘Would you be willing to give me moral support for an enterprise I have understaken in Mexico? There is a group of boys in the college where I am who have built a little school. We have gone all around the neighborhood and brought in children to teach them catechism. We have also brought a doctor from the United States, once a year for one month, to take care of the sick people of the nieghborhood.’
And I asked, ‘How did you become interested in this?’
He replied, ‘The boys went down there during the summer and I joined them.’
He recovered his faith, morals, and everything else in his neighbor. It is the poor, indigent, needy, sick, fellow creatures of God, who give to us great strength.
Some years ago there was an Indian who went into Tibet. He went in to do evangelizing in that non-Christian country with a Tibetan guide. During the trip they got very cold crossing the foothills of the Himalayas and sat down, exhausted and almost frozen. This Indian, who name was Singh, said, ‘I think I hear a man moaning down there in the abyss!’
The Tibetan said, ‘You’re almost dead yourself, you can’t help him!’
Singh said, ‘Yes, I will help him.’
He went down and dragged the man out of the abyss and carried him to the nearby village and came back completely revived from that act of charity. When he returned he found his friend, who had refused to aid the neighbor, frozen to death.
Therefore, the first way to escape the anxiety of life is to find your neighbor.