"Bringing people & resources together from around the world."
To improve the quality of life for people in developing countries through teaching basic life skills, training on leadership, providing educational scholarships and giving help to those in need.
Financial Aid for Orphans
Medical Supplies & Equipment
Leadership Training Seminars
HELPS is an acronym for Health, Education, Leadership, and Planning Services and was organized in 2006 as a 501 (c) 3 humanitarian non-profit corporation.
OUR FOCUS AREAS
Perú, India, Kenya,
Nepal, Jamaica and Romania.
Chuck & Connie Coggins
For over 40 years Chuck and Connie Coggins have been taking the “Song of Joy around the World” ministering in music, teaching and reaching the nations. They are also directors of HELPS a non-profit 501c3 humanitarian organization that has outreaches in Romania, Peru, Kenya, and India.
In 2009 the HELPS board of directors appointed Chuck Coggins as Director of International Development. Chuck worked under the direction of Bob Buse the Vice President of HELPS at that time. By 2010 the HELPS Board of Directors voted to appoint Chuck Coggins as the new President, Joel Gonzales as Vice President, Connie Coggins as Treasurer and Claudia Gonzales as Secretary.
Chuck and Connie have 6 children and 13 grandchildren and are called mum and dad by countless ones who their lives have touched over the years.They have pioneered 3 churches and built a successful construction company along the way. They led the community group "The Carpenter's Workshop" at Asbury United Methodist in Tulsa, OK for 9 years. As they have traveled around the world for the last 14 years their heart is to answer the call to GO! There is much work to do, yet the laborers are few.
Joel and Claudia Gonzalez are pastors at Salvation Church in Muskogee, Oklahoma. In their two decades of ministry, they have traveled on missions trips and evangelized Latin America.They started their ministry in California and moved to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma in 1999. They both are graduates from Rhema Bible Training Center. Joel and Claudia have four children, Angelina, Elias, Natali and Joely. They have also traveled on missions trips and evangelized Latin America bringing good news with enthusiasm and joy. Joel has also lead many medical teams in several Latin american countries.
Joel & Claudia Gonzalez
Vice President/ Secretary
Emily French has sat on the board for the HELPS organization for 8 years and serves in the area of Educational Development. Emily is also the founder of The Priceless Project, a program teaching girls self-worth in public school systems and small group settings. Emily has a Master's Degree in Human Relations and did her research on programs for girls. The Priceless Project Curriculum has been used by Chuck and Connie Coggins, HELPS Directors, in areas around the world for youth retreats. Emily's passion is inspiring women and girls to embrace their infinite value and unrivaled uniqueness and discover the gift they are to the World.