Below are ways we are can help our Partners in Ministry. Check back here for updates on how to love our community through COVID-19.
Mission Hope for Kids - With kids out of school and some families out of work because of COVID-19, things look a lot different. Mission Hope is providing meals to the 100 families they service throughout the school year.
Pray that donations will continue to come in of both funds and food items. They are in need of non-perishable food items - spaghetti noodles or other pasta, macaroni and cheese boxes (with the sauce included), spaghetti sauce, canned vegetables, canned chicken or Spam, jars of peanut butter and jelly, bread, instant oatmeal, cereal boxes, canned chicken noodle or other soup, saltine crackers, packages of brownie or cookie mix, granola bars, and fruit cups. Food items can be dropped off at 401 W. Poplar St., Monday through Thursday until 4pm.
Pray that volunteers will step up to help deliver the food boxes to the families.
Helping Hand of Hope - Due to the current situation, Helping Hand has closed for the time being. They are hoping to reopen their doors April 6, 2020. Pray that donations will continue to come in to SV for them and that they will be able to open in a timely manner.
They are asking for Bibles for adults and children, hygiene items (shampoo, body wash, toothpaste, feminine hygiene), sheets/comforters (twin and queen - new only), canned/non-perishable food items (tuna, chicken, vegetables, fruit, soups, etc.), packaged snacks, make cards/draw pictures, coloring books and crayons, and monetary donations. Donations can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday through Friday, 9am - 5pm.
Warm Blessings - In light of COVID-19, Warm Blessings has had to make changes in the way they help our community. While they are no longer able to have people in their facility, they are still providing meals and crisis food bags to those in need. Pray that their workers will stay healthy. Pray that they will continue to receive the donations needed to continue their work.
They are asking for donations of bottled water, canned meat (vienna sausages, chicken, tuna, pork & beans), cup of soup, individual peanut butter, individual crackers, and bread. Food donations can be dropped off at 609 E. Dixie Ave., Monday through Friday, 1-5pm.
PPE Masks - In response to the rapid spread of the COVID-19 virus and the gross shortage of PPE masks, we are constructing and distributing homemade masks to medical professionals.
If you choose to serve in this way, here is a tutorial video (please note that there is no obligation to follow this particular pattern). Once completed, masks can be dropped off at Severns Valley, 1100 Ring Road, Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Thank you for your prayers and support during this time!
Hardin County Schools - Serving the Elderly - Pray that healthy, low-risk individuals, will join in to deliver meals to the elderly in our community. Pray that monetary donations will continue to come in to supply the needs. Pray that through this program, individuals will see the love of Christ.
Donations can be made through Give 270. A donation of $3 provides one meal.
There is a need to for volunteers to pick up meals at the school site and deliver them to homes in certain areas of the county. New Highland has been designated as the elderly meal site after spring break. Interested individuals can also reach out to John Wright at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.