FOREST, Va., Nov. 7, 2022— International humanitarian organization World Help celebrated the grand opening of its newly-built distribution center at its headquarters in Forest, Virginia, on Friday, Nov. 4. The new facility will bear the name of its previous facility–Louanne Guillermin Humanitarian Aid Distribution Center–and will increase and expand its current relief efforts likely by three times. The official ribbon-cutting ceremony follows seven months of construction. Noel Brewer Yeatts, president of World Help; Vernon Brewer, founder of World Help; Jagen Nzunguri, Burundi partner; and Lester E. “Skip” Taylor, chairman of the board of directors for World Help, all provided remarks at the ceremony.
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The more than 26,000-square-foot distribution center features expanded space for volunteers as well as increased storage space for lifesaving supplies and shipping containers, enabling World Help to further its mission to serve the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. The organization estimates that aid and relief efforts could be magnified by three times. This may directly result in an increase to 15,000 volunteer hours, some 200 containers filled with lifesaving essentials shipped and some $57 million worth of aid sent annually. All these numbers mean that World Help could provide help and hope to more than 3.1 million people domestically and around the world each year.
In addition to the distribution center allowing World Help’s team to pack and ship supplies more quickly, the space will also free up more than $100,000 annually, previously used on rental fees, allowing the ministry to dedicate additional resources to those in need.
“This building represents the next chapter in World Help’s history,” said Noel Brewer Yeatts, president of World Help. “Humanitarian aid and relief have always been central to our mission, and we are continually looking for ways to improve our efficiency and impact. This new space is a big step in providing even more help and hope for so many in need around the world.”
The distribution center is named in honor of Louanne Guillermin, who founded World Help’s Aid & Relief program and served as its first director of humanitarian aid.
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About World Help
World Help is a Christian humanitarian organization serving the physical and spiritual needs of people in impoverished communities around the world. Founded in 1991, World Help works to meet urgent needs in order to bring help for today and hope for tomorrow. To date, the organization has touched the lives of over 80 million people in more than 70 countries through lifesaving supplies, clean water, refugee relief, Bible distribution, freedom from trafficking, church planting, child sponsorship, and more.