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News, Trips and Events

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Take a look below at all of our upcoming events, stories from each of our locations and other newsworthy info!


Calendar - Open Trips and Events

Open Immersion Trips: Please join us on a life changing journey! These trips are open to the public. Learn more about our immersion trips and contact Allison Ridenour to register today!

Meet, Greet and Eat:  Tour our Louisville facility, followed by lunch at a local restaurant. These tours are a great way to reconnect and share our message of hope with others. All tours begin at 11:30am. All your questions will be answered! Contact Tandee Ogburn if you are interested.


February 5-11th Belize Immersion Trip
Open to Anyone
February 20th
4:00PM – 6:00PM


Auxier Fundraising Evening with Gail Spradlin
4:00-4:30PM: Networking and Drinks
4:30PM: Program Begins

University of Louisville Shelby Campus
450 N. Whittington Parkway
Louisville, KY 40222



March 16th Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
March 27th
4:00PM – 6:00PM

Nicaragua Fundraising Evening with Ed & Barbara
4-4:30PM: Networking and Drinks
4:30PM: Program Begins

University of Louisville Shelby Campus
Founders Union Building, Room 218C
450 N. Whittington Pkwy. Louisville, KY

RSVP to or call the office 502.459.9930

May 5th

SHERBY 11: A Derby eve neighborhood festival
3:00pm – 11:55pm

2091 Sherwood Ave. Louisville

*Hand in Hand will receive a portion of these proceeds. Live music, food trucks, family friendly event.*

May 18th Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
June 6th

Louisville Program Fundraising Lunch with Daniel, John & Luke
11:30AM: Networking
12:00PM: Program Begins

Hand in Hand
518 N. 26th Street, Louisville

RSVP to or call the office 502.459.9930

June 15th Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
June 25-July 1st Belize Immersion Trip
Limited openings available
July 20th Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
July 23-26th Appalachia Immersion Trip
Open to Anyone
July 23-29th Belize Immersion Trip – FULL
Open to Anyone
July 26-29th  Appalachia Immersion Trip
Open to Anyone
August 17th Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
September 21st Louisville Community Connectors
8:30am – 12:30pm
October 18th Annual Legacy Breakfast
8:00am – 9:00am
University of Louisville Shelby Campus: Founders Union Building
450 N. Whittington Pkwy., Louisville


RSVP to or call 502-459-9930

November 19-25th
Thanksgiving Week
Belize Immersion Trip
Open to Anyone
In the News


April 20, 2023 > Students help elderly in Eastern Kentucky

April 14, 2023 > Rocks Reach Out to Hand in Hand Ministries

February 23, 2023 > SHA Builds House with Hand in Hand in Belize

February 3, 2023 > A Tribute to Sister Elaine McCarron: A Home Built in Belize

January 27, 2023 > Alternative Winter Break Trip to western Kentucky hosts 10 Rutgers – Newark Students

December 6, 2022 > Belize City Family Receives New House

October 14, 2022 > Hand in Hand Celebrates the Big Twenty – Belize

April 7, 2022 > OCA Students work hand in hand with needy in Appalachia

September 13, 2021 > Meet the 2021 WLKY Bell Award Recipients

June 16, 2021Belize Live News: Heritage Bank Donates 2 Bedroom Home to Orange Walk Family

May 21, 2021 > Father Joseph Fowler Celebrates Golden Jubilee

April 21, 2021 > Heritage Bank and Hand in Hand Team Up to Help Families 

March 18, 2021 > Assumption Students take Senior Immersion Trips Virtually

January 22, 2021 > Starting at the 22:58 minute mark Heritage Bank Belize Limited 20th Anniversary

February 8, 2020Belize Bank, Hand in Hand Donates House to Ladyville Resident

December 28, 2020 > Starting at the 58 minute mark  Belize Electricity Limited: Community Spotlight Awards. 

December 23, 2020 > Paintsville Herald: Hand in Hand Ministries Making Change in EKY

November 2020 > Louisville Medicine Greater Louisville Medical Society: We Had to Go: Nicaragua Mission 2020

October 17, 2019 > A New Homeowner Courtesy Heritage Bank & Hand in Hand Ministries

July 6, 2019 > Love FM: Hand in Hand Ministries to host family fun day

May 31, 2019 > Courier Journal: Louisville shows this week

May 30, 2019 > Wave3 News: Wave Country playground now entertaining children in Belize

May 15, 2019 > Jesuit Volunteer Shares Experiences Working in Belize

April 18, 2019 > Northern Kentucky Tribune: NKU students ‘give back’ over spring break

March 11, 2019 > WAVE3 News: Playground equipment shipped to Belize

October 18, 2018 > Love News: Hand in Hand Ministries gives away 360th home

September 7, 2018 > WYMT: Local Ministry helps low-income families keep their homes

June 29, 2018 > WHAS11: Ulster Project on Great Day Live!

June 29, 2018 > WLKY: Program teaches teenagers about conflict resolution

June 12, 2018 > SXNews: Campus Ministry returns from successful service trip in Belize

June 11, 2018 > Arkansas Catholic: Seventh-grade service trip transforms students, teachers

June 6, 2018 > WAVE3 News: Hand in Hand Ministries celebrates 1 year in West Louisville  (video and article)

May 14, 2018 > Wicked Local: Dedham student joins house-building service project

May 7, 2018 > Wicked Local: BC High students build home in Belize

April 10, 2018 > Insider Louisville: Hand in Hand hosts “age-friendly Louisville” meeting

March 29, 2018 > LoveFM: Mother of Two Receives New House in Burrell Boom

March 15, 2018 > The Northerner: Northern Kentucky Leadership Institute students spring break in Appalachia

February 20, 2018 > Advance Local: Spring Hill College International Service Immersion Program makes annual trip



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