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The Heartwarming Story of Hands in the Community, Visalia CA

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty DRE# 01997670

A nonprofit organization can support local needs by identifying the community specific challenges, collaborating with local stakeholders,izing volunteers, raising funds through donations and grants, and implementing programs that address those needs effectively. This can include providing essential services, advocating for policy change, and fostering community development.

Collaborating with local stakeholders is essential for a nonprofit like Hands in the Community, as it ensures that programs align with community needs, builds trust and credibility, leverages local expertise, resources, and networks, and fosters a sense of ownership and sustainability within the community.

Recently Linda Peltz realtor Clovis CA held a warm discussion with Lester Moon, Founder of Hands in the Community. They covered the story behind the nonprofit organization and how they impacted the local needs. Tune in to zoom interview below for more:


The Story Behind Hands in the Community

Fifteen years ago, in the heart of Visalia, Hands in the Community was born out of a simple yet profound idea: to connect volunteers and groups with people in need. Lester Moon, the driving force behind this nonprofit, recounts the humble beginnings and how the organization has expanded to serve communities across Visalia, Kingsburg, and lower Fresno counties.

A Network of Compassion

What sets Hands in the Community apart is its versatility. From minor tasks like changing a light bulb to major projects such as building ramps or painting entire houses, no job is too big or too small. Lester Moon proudly shares anecdotes of the diverse services provided, illustrating the breadth of impact this nonprofit has achieved, which made Linda Peltz, Fresno real estate agent impressed.

Challenges and Growth

As Hands in the Community grew, so did the demands. Initially sustained by donations, the organization now faces financial challenges. However, Lester remains undeterred, highlighting the power of small monthly donations that fuel significant community transformations. Realtors and business owners alike are encouraged to join hands in supporting this worthy cause, not only as a tax write-off but as a meaningful investment in their local communities.

Join and Contribute with Hands in the Community

Join us in making a tangible difference in the lives of our neighbors through Hands in the Community. Our events are not just about fun and games; they are about rallying together as a community to uplift those in need. Whether you're a seasoned cornhole player, a sharpshooter, or a golf enthusiast, there's a place for you in our events. 

Your participation and donations directly support vital projects, from building ramps for the disabled to painting homes for the elderly. Together, we can transform lives and foster a stronger, more compassionate community. So, come join us, lend a hand, and be a part of something truly meaningful. Your support makes all the difference.

Here's a glimpse into the upcoming events:

  • 8th Annual Backyard BBQ & Cornhole Event (April 27, 2024):
    Location: Private estate in Visalia

  • 11th Annual Golf Event (June 3, 2024):
    Location: Kings River Golf & Country Club in Kingsburg

  • 5th Annual Sporting Clays Classic Event (April 4, 2024):
    Location: Sun Mountain Gun Club in Coarsegold

  • 15th Annual Celebration Dinner/Silent Auction (October 24, 2024):
    Location: Visalia Convention Center

  • Christmas Advent Raffle – Online Drawing (December 5, 2024)

  • Valentine’s Day Raffle – Online Drawing (February 8, 2025)



Contact and Support:

Lester Moon, Founder
AMP Ministries and Executive Director of Hands in the Community



Call me for further details:
Linda Peltz, eXp Realty | DRE 01997670

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Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

Wow what an awesome organization.  Keep it up, you should be very proud of your involvement. 

Mar 16, 2024 03:26 AM
Linda Peltz Realtor - eXp Realty

Isn't that a great non-profit! It's incredible that they've been able to put their network together and help our older generation. I'm afraid they kind of fall through the crack and their family doesn't really help where needed some days.

May 16, 2024 09:36 AM
Linda Peltz

Thank you Michael! Yes indeed really proud of it

Mar 22, 2024 10:57 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

That sounds like an amazing non-profit to be involved with. Thanks for sharing!

Mar 16, 2024 05:11 AM
Linda Peltz Realtor - eXp Realty

I think it sounds incredible. I'm so happy to see a network out there that can help some of her older generation. I see some of the aftermath of how they had to live trying to make ends meet. I get a lot of the homes to list after they pass and then the loved ones come in to clean out the home and get it put on the market. And so many times that they need so many maintenance caught up just to get it livable for the next buyer. It's a shame we can't do that for that older generation while they're living there.

May 16, 2024 09:38 AM
Linda Peltz

Thankyou Kat really appreciate it!

Mar 22, 2024 10:57 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

This program sounds terrific, well done with your efforts to all. Thanks for sharing, make it a great Saturday and enjoy your


Bill Salvatore, Realtor- Arizona Elite Properties

Mar 16, 2024 05:19 AM
Linda Peltz Realtor - eXp Realty

Thank you, yes I agree it is an incredible community assistance effort. 

May 16, 2024 09:39 AM
Linda Peltz

Thankyou Bill!

Mar 22, 2024 10:57 AM