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Perry Volunteer Outreach is a non-profit charity established in 2000 to assist those in the Perry and south Houston County, Georgia area with emergency financial assitance for housing, utilities, and medical needs.  Over the years our ministries have expanded into offering transportation to medical and social service appointments - a used furniture and appliance ministry - a home repair ministry - a weekly BINGO day for area senior citizens - Christmas celebrations, food boxes and toys programs -  and offering spiritual and financial guidance.

We partner with various other ministries in our community to assist those in need.  Some of those include: Loaves and Fishes - a local interfaith food bank; Thee Lord’s Table - a local soup kitchen offering weekly meals to the hungry (hosted by Christ Lutheran Church of Perry); and Samritan’s Closet - a local used clothing thrift store and service.

January 4, 2010 saw the dawn of a new ministry as Grace Village, a women’s homeless shelter and rehabilitation center, opened to offer women and their children a 90 day refuge of encouragement and training to help them face the challenges of life.

Our passion is to reach out to those reaching up - extending the grace of God to those in need not only of physical relief but also of spiritual restoration.

We are supported by donations from area churches, civic organizations, businesses, schools, and individuals.  PVO is a leaglly recognized 501 (c) 3 non-profit corporation and gladly gives tax receipts for all donations.

The Staff of Perry Volunteer Outreach includes:

Frank Shelton - After many years  of success in business, Frank Shelton sold his business, Utility Service, based in Perry, GA to retire from the business world and stepped into a world of giving to those in need.  His heart’s desire was to reach out to those caught in the desperation of life’s challenges.  Along side several others from the community, Mr. Shelton established PVO in 2000 and thus began an incredible journey of ministry to the poor and elderly.  This visionary faithfully tends to the day-to-day administration of all the activities of Perry Volunteer Outreach.  His vast business experience and his heart of compassion guide an organization with a passion to serve Christ by tending to the “least of these” as directed by the Lord in Matthew 25.

Alvalyn Pope - Mrs. Pope, a retired educator in Houston County, Georgia, has served as the Chairman of the board of Directors for Perry Volunteer Outreach since it inception.  She has been a long-time faithful servant of the community.  Among the many, many, many service and organizational energies she spends, Loaves and Fishes, a local charitable food bank is also blessed by her leadership and hard work.

Riley Hunt - Mr. Hunt is also a retired businessman from Perry.  He served faithfully for 40 years as co-owner/director of Watson-Hunt Funeral Home in Perry. Besides being a faithful servant at his church, Perry First Baptist, Riley also serves as a City of Perry Councilman.  He has given 40 hours of volunteer service each week to PVO for years.  You’ll find Riley calling for our weekly BINGO for senior adults at Rozar Park.  He most recently has taken on the task of Business Administrator for Grace Village, where he will be in charge of facilities maintenance, resident intake, and records.