ABOUT PEOPLE IN NEED

Mission Statement

PiN exists to provide food, clothing, shelter, and free medical care for people that are either homeless or extremely poor. The ultimate focus is to help the homeless of Hampton Roads transform their lives by meeting them where they are and sharing a God that loves them and wants a relationship with them.

 

Value Statement

PiN values prayer and creative approaches to helping the homeless of Hampton Roads. We value relationships with Christ that build the body of believers. We value partnerships and unity that result in tangible, repeatable outcomes. We value accountability, which enhances our ability to minister to the people God has entrusted us with.

 

Vision Statement

PiN envisions former homeless people who are no longer bound by addictions and habits of their past. PiN is a Christ-based non-profit that believes Christian principles can lead individuals and families from dependency toward financial and personal independence. PiN envisions generational brokenness healed and lives changed by a God who loves and heals people completely.

 

Beliefs

True greatness is achieved through serving others.

“Sitting down, Jesus called the Twelve and said, ‘If anyone wants to be first, he must be the very last, and the servant of all.'” 

Mark 9:35 NIV

 

We should be willing to share with people in need.

“Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn. Live in harmony with one another. Do not be proud, but be willing to associate with people of low position. Do not be conceited.” 

Romans 12:13-16

 

We should show God’s love through our actions.

“Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue, but with actions and in truth. This is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence.” 

1 John 3:18-19

Our History

It all started in June of 2002, when Anne Stamper served twelve sandwiches to five homeless people, and by the beginning of 2003 PiN was providing food to 60 people every week...

Our Future

PiN has had dreams of establishing a permanent shelter for the homeless of Virginia Beach. A shelter would be a safe place for the homeless to sleep at night to keep them out of the weather and away from the dangers that come with living on the street...

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