2017 is here, and we are excited to announce that HWH™ has reached its 25th Anniversary! This is a huge milestone, and we would like to express our gratitude to you – our partners for allowing HWH™ to serve others through your support! Also, we want to express our thanks to our founder, Dr. Ralph Sexton, Jr., and all of the fine men and women who have served and represented this organization through the years. As we look forward to the future, let us assure you that we remain committed to the original mission of proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the broken hearted and demonstrating the love of Jesus Christ by going to the entire world and helping with the spiritual and physical needs of those that have encountered poverty, natural disaster, disease, and famine.
While we review the many areas we served and recall the names and faces of the amazing people we have assisted this year, we are reminded that all of this was made possible as a result of your partnership and financial contributions. You have been and continue to be vital asset to the overall success of HWH™. From Buncombe County, to the eastern counties of North and South Carolina, West Virginia to Louisiana and many locations in between; your generosity helped to bring hope and much needed relief to thousands who were broken and hurting. We want to personally express our thankfulness and heartfelt appreciation from HWH™ and the families that were directly impacted as a result of your love and compassion.
HWH™ responded to two major wildfires in western North Carolina and eastern Tennessee. In North Carolina, we transported supplies to the firefighters on the fire line and were involved in helping to provide 1,000 meals a day for 2 weeks for the fire and rescue personnel. In Tennessee, HWH assisted in the coordination and implementation of the Smokey Mountain Christmas Event. This event helped to provide relief supplies and 850 Christmas toys to over 1,200 families that lost their homes to the wildfires that ravaged through the beautiful mountains of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee.
Over the past two years, HWH™ has been blessed to witness substantial growth. In 2015, we relocated from our previous leased warehouse of 7,500 square feet with only one dock to our current warehouse of 25,000 square feet with eight docks. Our new location (850 Warren Wilson Road) almost triples our previous warehouse and provides much needed storage space and extra room for volunteers to assist on various projects. After a year of praying and seeking God’s direction, we are thrilled to announce that HWH™ is in the process of transferring our lease to a purchase of the entire property and developing it into our main campus. The campus will include 40 acres of land and a 200,000 square foot warehouse in the Swannanoa Valley of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in western North Carolina.