The Apopka Area Chamber of Commerce welcomed Christian HELP into its new satellite office at the Inspire Center in Apopka this morning with a ribbon-cutting ceremony attended by members of the Chamber, Christian HELP and Mayor Joe Kilsheimer.
“We are pleased to announce the grand opening of a satellite location in Apopka,” said Vickie Martin, Executive Director of Christian HELP. “We are partnering with Inspire Church. They have graciously donated the office space, and free donations of paint and furnishings have been provided by others in the community to this worthy cause. This site will be able to deliver the Christian HELP services of resume reviewing, interview and network training and career guidance for job-seekers in the Apopka area.”
Christian HELP is a nonprofit ministry that is devoted to preventing homelessness by helping people find jobs while providing for them materially and spiritually. Over the last 23 years, Christian HELP has equipped and empowered over 120,000 people for their next career in Central Florida.
Kilsheimer is pleased to have them in Apopka.
Mayor Joe Kilsheimer: “We welcome the Christian HELP Employment Resource Center to Apopka. Clearly their mission is to help connect job seekers to employment opportunities. That is great for Apopka’s future.”[/caption]
“We welcome the Christian HELP Employment Resource Center to Apopka. Clearly their mission is to help connect job seekers to employment opportunities. That is great for Apopka’s future.”
And Inspire is delighted to have Christian HELP at the Centre as well.
“It was one of those partnerships that was meant to happen,” said Denise Badger, Lead Pastor at Inspire. “We want to help meet real needs of our neighbors — Christian HELP offers a service that does just that, and they wanted a satellite office on this side of town. We had space we could offer. They had a counselor who lived in Apopka. It made sense to join together to make a difference more effectively, not reinvent the wheel, and honestly, it’s a lot more fun doing something like this together.”
The Apopka office will be staffed by a volunteer Care Manager who will be seeing new and existing clients on Thursdays and Fridays from 9am -1pm by appointment only. Job seekers should call 407-834-4022 for scheduling.
To schedule an interview with Vickie Martin, please call Tracie Searles at 407-834-4022, ext. 229 or email Tracies@christianhelp.org. For more information on their organization, go here.