Plugging in “Los Alamos County” and “millionaires” into any search engine yields results guaranteed to astonish.
“Los Alamos County tops nation in millionaires” reads one headline, “Atomic City USA: How once-secret Los Alamos became a millionaire’s enclave…”
Underneath all that though is another story – a story about the not-so-rich and the network of companies, charities and religious institutions that help support them.
One person who has seen this first hand is Helen Morris Bond, the executive director of Self Help Inc.
Bond has been a part of Self Help, Inc. for 18 years. Self Help, Inc. is a Los Alamos organization that helps Los Alamos residents who are down on their luck get back on their feet. Self Help does so by connecting people to the funds and resources they need to make a new start.
Bond spoke to residents at the Trinity On The Hill Episcopal Church in Los Alamos Thursday about what Self Help does to combat hunger in Los Alamos.
A United Way agency, Self Help employs Bond and one staff member, and numerous volunteers who help members of the community get the help they need.