WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) - The Hope Center of Wilmington is a place for some of the neediest to take a load off, wash up, get a haircut and a hot meal.
Founded by Randy Evan's in 2015, it helps anywhere from 50-70 citizens a week.
It took Evans more than 6 months to renovate the basement of a church built in the 1880's.
Mary Baisden was previously homeless for three months and she finds comfort in the Hope Center.
"You don't have much when you are homeless, but having a place to put your stuff in a safe spot takes a weight of a person," Baisden said.
Randy Evans started the organization to help needy individuals gain self worth and confidence, and now the center is offering them a way to make money.
The Hope Center is partnering with an organization called Hammocks for Hope, where participants can make hammocks all while earning $15 an hour.
The Hope Center of Wilmington is located at 409 South 5th Avenue under the United Methodist Church and is open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.