Mama J's Helping Hand - A Hand up not a Hand out
About Us


How it all began....
How it all began....
Mama J’s Helping hand was started in 2010 in Jeanette Lopez’s living room. As a mother to two young adolescents, Jeanette started by helping young pregnant women by collecting donations in her home. The more involved in the ministry she got, the more diverse groups of people came to her for help. Jeanette saw the need for an outreach program in the Sneads Ferry area and took action. Jeanette started by taking donations and organizing them in her living room. Eventually it became a full time job, and Jeanette moved Mama J’s into our building on 172. In 2012, we became an IRS tax exempt 501c3 Non-profit Organization.
Jeanette Lopez-Founder and President
Jeanette Lopez is a respected leader in Community Outreach. As president of Mama J’s Helping Hand, she has worked in the Sneads Ferry community for the last two years to help feed and clothe men, women and children in need. Since opening Mama J’s Helping Hand in 2011, Ms. Lopez has expanded the organization to help provide food for families, diapers, wipes, formula, and household items. Ms. Lopez received her Associates and Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice, became a Guardian ad litem for Onslow County and Pender County, received her certificates from the VA in PTSD 101, certificate in Domestic Violence 101 and is currently completing her Masters in Psychology. A valued leader of the The Edge Church of Snead’s Ferry, NC, Ms. Lopez, passionate about domestic violence awareness and PTSD, leads support groups for both. Ms. Lopez is an ordained minister
Jeanette Lopez-Founder and President
Sabra Marshburn- Executive Director
Sabra Marshburn- Executive Director
Sabra Marshburn was born and raised in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She has lived in North Carolina since 1982, where she attended college, started a family and a career in Interior Design. She has operated her own interior design business since 1994. Her hobbies include gardening, SCUBA diving, sailing and community outreach. She is happily married to Eric Marshburn and thoroughly enjoys their large family of 5 children. Sabra is excited to be the Community Missions Coordinator for Mama J’s Helping Hand. If you would like to be a part of a local mission, please contact her via email : smarshburn@edge-church.net.








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