Mama J’s Helping Hand moves from Sneads Ferry to Wilmington

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) — A well-known non-profit in Sneads Ferry is moving to Wilmington to help an even larger community.

Jeanette Lopez started Mama J’s Helping Hand out of her house seven years ago. She said that at first, she wanted to help pregnant women and children in Snead’s Ferry.

Then, she was able to acquire her own building to help everyone in need of food and clothing.

Recently, Lopez met with the pastor of Visions of Hope, a Wilmington community outreach organization, and they teamed up to get a bigger space in Wilmington.

“We both have the same ideals,” Lopez said. “We’ve both dreamed of working under one roof. Now, we can have a church. We can have spiritual counseling. We can help people that are living on the streets. We can do a soup kitchen. We can do a food pantry, clothing, household, and diapers– just everything that you could possibly want under one roof.”

Lopez said they will still have a mobile unit to help their Sneads Ferry community. All Sneads Ferry residents need to do, she said, is call.

Lopez said the first church service in the new space will be hekd on January 8. She said that organizers have already started operating their soup kitchen and food pantry, but they can always use more donations.

You can also help them re-stock their food pantry and household items by donating via their website.

Or, you can visit Mama J’s Helping Hand in person, at 1611 Castle Hayne Road, Suite C. Their space is at the end of that road. The Visions of Hope sign is in the window.


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