Helping Hands Ministry


Hello, my name is Sonja Autry and I am the director of the Helping Hands Homeless Ministry here at CBC. I am a native of Hope Mills, NC and continue to live here with my husband and two beautiful daughters.


Let me now introduce the Helping Hands Homeless Ministry. This ministry is based on our Lord’s words found in Matthew 25:40--- “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’

This ministry’s sole purpose is to reach out to those who are struggling in life and need a Helping Hand. We work to meet the basic needs of our neighbors who live in extreme poverty. We are partnering with several local aid organizations to meet this growing need. Together we serve the whole of Cumberland County and beyond.


We collect a wide variety of items and then package them into what we call “Care Packets.” The completed CPs are then delivered to our partners for distribution to the Homeless.


The CPs contains items such as: chap stick, comb, conditioner, lotion, poncho, razor, sanitizer, shampoo, soap, sunscreen, tissue, toothbrushes, toothpaste, washcloths, and wet wipes. Most of these items can be purchased at the Dollar Store and are a travel size which is perfect for the Care Packets. We also include food items such as cereal bars, crackers, fruit cups, granola bars, pudding cups, tuna pouches, water, and other non-perishable type foods.


If you would like to learn more about our ministry or would like to donate any items please feel free to contact the church office at 910-425-0816 or EMAIL me.