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A 501c3 Nonprofit Public Charity
Founders: Randy Kakumei, Josh Seal
Phone: 985-267-HAND (4263)
Areas of expertise:
Community Outreach & Support
Nonprofit Executive Summary:
"Together, We Can”
To encourage community improvement through community involvement by connecting people to resources, each-other on our facebook group, and boots-on-the-ground community initiatives to bolster the relationships of constituents and organizations.
STP HELPS is a central resource and connectivity hub within St. Tammany Parish for the purpose of allowing the citizens, nonprofits, government, and other organizations an outlet for “Community Improvement Through Community Involvement” in order to address, together, the areas and aspects of our lives, as a whole, that are required for the betterment of this parish and its constituents so they might flourish as well as encourage systemic changes. The resources and information provided on our website, as well as the facebook group which has near 13,000 local members, acts as the connecting web to bring the people that need help to the people or organizations that can help. This gives those who are able to assist others an avenue to direct their efforts towards the areas and/or people that require that assistance.
This connectivity is furthered offline with boots-on-the-ground actions, initiatives, meetings, and projects used to strengthen the togetherness of all involved to advance the goals of the nonprofit and the community in bringing about the changes that will benefit us all, and to provide an outlet and recourse for people to find and receive assistance from the existing nonprofits, organizations, individuals, and other avenues of help that are already in existence here. Our goal is to help build up the existing organizations, to empower the individuals, to encourage participation of businesses in community ventures, and to culminate all of this into a driving force that allows for the betterment of all those involved through the principle of working together to achieve success in all areas of our life here in St. Tammany Parish.
In this day and age, things are getting harder and harder for people to handle alone and frankly, they shouldn’t have to. The seek help from extensions found throughout the area which rely on the community for support to get people the assistance they require. These outlets are then crippled from the thousands of dollars a month that go to help all throughout the parish and further. These organizations are having trouble sustaining their own agendas, much less helping people with every day necessities.
What sets STP HELPS apart from other extensions of help in the community is that we empower people and challenge them to make an impact. Through the use of socially communicative connectivity technologies, namely Facebook and the internet, we are able to extend our reach and connect on a level that has never been attempted.
Since January 1, 2015, our mission has been to connect the St. Tammany parish community in such a way that the citizens would feel a sense of responsibility to be actively involved in wanting to make a difference in the local area. Throughout the process of trying to make active differences, individuals and families can uncover major points in the population that need the most attention. By allowing different minds to approach the problem(s) from different angles, finding diverse solutions will not just bring our citizens together, but we will also become interconnected, empowered and invested in the successes and victories of one another all at the same time..
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