Care for the Caregiver - The Story Project at Lotsa Helping Hands
Lotsa Helping Hands believes in a world where people give and receive help through the power of their community. With a network of caregivers and volunteers more than one million strong, the story of Lotsa Helping Hands is best told by the caregivers who benefit and the volunteers who support them.
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|Joe’s Army Angels
|Read about a Community using Lotsa to organize sending care packages to a platoon of soldiers in Afghanistan.
|Celine’s Helping Hands
|Read about a Community that came together to support Celine and her three young daughters while their father is deployed.
|Read about how local communities become networks of support when neighbors need it most.
|Women of Wilmington
|Read about an organization founded with the simple yet powerful purpose of helping, however possible, local individuals and families in need.
|Prayers for Patrick
|Read how a community of 200 supported Kelly and Patrick through a cancer diagnosis and his treatment.
|Read how Stephanie’s Community for her husband, "Jim's XL Blanket," surrounded their family with love.
|Sylvia Mackey is on the Board of Directors of The Association for Frontotemporal Degeneration and an advocate and speaker for people living with FTD. In 2006, John Mackey, Sylvia’s college sweetheart, husband of more than 40 years and Super Bowl champion, was diagnosed with FTD.
|Lotsa Helping Hands was founded out of a personal family caregiving experience. When Barry Katz’s wife Carole was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, he was overwhelmed with offers of help. When Carole lost her battle with cancer, he and his best friend Hal Chapel founded Lotsa Helping Hands to help family caregivers in similar situations.
|See what happens when a Community of 900 members organizes volunteer opportunities to come together to support a family after a tragic accident.
|Learn about a Community that provided daily support to a family during a medical crisis.
|Watch how a neighborhood rallied to help during a military deployment.