A Sign Of Hope In Lyndonville

jasonhopepicLYNDON- Volunteering to give back. That’s what one local man is doing. Jason Birch is a volunteer at H.O.P.E. in Lyndonville. Howewver, what people may not know is that before he was a volunteer for H.O.P.E, he was one of the people who was aided by the organization.



The journey for Jason has not always been an easy one. He has bounced around the country, has gone through recovery and relapse and has lived in his car for 2 years since finding a glimmer of “hope” in Lyndonville.

“If this place wasn’t available for me, I’m not sure how easily it would have been to get out of the situation that I was in, and just knowing that there were people out there that cared,” says Birch. Those people that “cared” were Helping Other People Everyday.

Birch helps out about three days a week with filling food bags, shelves and anything else to help others. “He came in, he needed help and a few months later he was helping us fill food bags.” said Dan Haycook of H.O.P.E. Haycook also says that this is not uncommon and that he sees a lot of people who are able to get stable and back on there feet, and the return to H.O.P.E to give back.

At the end of the day, Helping People Out Everyday is on everyone minds no matter where they are in their lives. 


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