Hometown Hero: Rocky Phillips & Steve Brooks

Amy’s House of Hope is located at 320 Thorn Street
Published: Feb. 25, 2022 at 2:37 PM EST
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PRINCETON, W.Va. (WVVA) - The non-profit on Thorn Street in Princeton is filled with joy and in the middle of it all is Rocky Phillips and Steve Brooks who we met as they were preparing meals for folks over at Princeton Towers and our community in need.

“It’s very fulfilling to see some of the people and get to know them and their circumstances and to see how close any of us could be to being homeless,” said Brooks.

“Some of them say if it wasn’t for us they wouldn’t last the night sometimes,” said Rocky.

This charitable act is all done through the non-profit Amy’s House of Hope in Princeton.

Phillips and Brooks are the right-hand men of the founder Fred Kinder.

God has always provided even growing up in Wyoming County,” said Brooks. “We were considered poor, but I’ve never needed anything and this is just an opportunity for me to give back to my community.”

Phillips has the same sentiment.

“God put me here. I was in a bad accident in 2009 almost lost my life and the community helped me and I’ve always wanted to give back.”

Kinder said it takes a team to pull this off.

“I would also like to acknowledge Rick, Allen Kim Hicks, Linda, Alice, Janet Shrewsbury and our community” said Kinder of additional volunteers adding they all make this ministry so easy.

Phillips and Brooks often on their own dime make multiple trips to various venues to pick up the food and materials for the volunteers to prepare.

On the day we met up with them lasagna was on the menu and in the course of an evening they fill up nearly 200 boxes.

“These people we give the food to they are so grateful for our help and to see the smiles on their faces like that is why I’m going to keep on doing what I am doing” said Phillips.

The mission of giving back doesn’t end with Rocky, Steve, Fred and the volunteers. It’s just the beginning.

“I have a 12-year old daughter and I want to show her what we need to do in each community,” said Phillips.

“We live in this community we need to do whatever we can to help our fellow man. We’re here because God wants us here and I’m so blessed to be here to do this.”

These two men are part of the blessing that makes up Amy’s House of hope and that’s what makes Rocky and Steve, Hometown Heroes

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