These are opportunities for our church family to serve others in our community during the pandemic. If you need help, let us know.
In times of uncertainty, pulling together to help is crucial to the health, well-being, and stability of our local communities. As the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has shown, some of our communities need help more than ever. Although it may seem daunting at first, there are plenty of ways to lend support, funds, or even a helping hand in these trying times.
Not sure where to start? Here’s a few ideas to get you going. Be mindful of your own health issues and do not leave your house if you feel ill or you are at risk in anyway. If you do go out to minister, make sure you take all the precautions suggested to stay healthy.
We will be gathering in limited numbers to pack food boxes to be distributed by Primera Iglesia Bautista in the neighborhood near Midway and Royal. Many of these families have been laid off or are unable to work due to child care issues. All precautions will be taken for the health and safety of our volunteers. Everyone will maintain a six foot distance from each other. Both gloves and masks will be worn be everyone. For safety we are asking that our volunteers be between the ages of 12 and 65.
Sign up for a shift for food distribution
Do you know those that are essential workers? Let them know you are leaving a meal or a special treat on their doorstep. Order a meal to be delivered to their home.
If you have elderly, immunocompromised neighbors or friends, offer to bring them groceries or a meal. Ask if they need help with lawn care or small home repairs. Give them a call or send them a note to let them know you are thinking of them and praying for them.
Look for those in your community you might not know but could reach out to. You might be able to do a grocery pick up or assist in other ways.
Send an encouraging note or a meal to those with kids at home that may be struggling to balance working at home and caring for their family.
We have a number of members that are in the 75+ demographic that are struggling with being unable to get out or even have family visit them. Send a card to them. Have your kids draw pictures or coloring sheets to send along with a note. I would like to assist with sending cards and notes
Help out in the food pantry (ages 18–59): Volunteers have the opportunity to restock the food pantry on Mondays or help with the new drive-thru pantry on Wednesdays and Thursdays. (FYI–volunteers will have their temperature taken on arrival. If your temperature is over 99.6F, you will be asked to go home.) Send Me Info on Brother Bill's
Help stock, organize food boxes, and load clients’ cars (ages 16–59): Volunteers must be able to lift heavier items, bend, and be on their feet for an extended time. Shifts are 4 hours every Monday–Thursday. Send me Info on Aunt Bette's
Work in the Gardens (ages 10–59): Help harvest and organize food that will be sent to the local mobile pantries.
Mobile & School Pantry (ages 16–59): Stock, unload, and serve to families who will receive food. Send me info about the North Texas Food Bank
Volunteer with the Red Cross on site or from home: The need for volunteers is constant and continues to evolve as we navigate this coronavirus health crisis. Volunteer opportunities include supporting blood donations and delivering much-needed disaster services to your community. We even have a wide variety of remote (work-from-home) opportunities available. Volunteer with the Red Cross
Donate Blood: Due to the coronavirus outbreak, there is a critical need for blood. Please schedule an appointment to donate. We need to make sure patients need a sufficient blood supply throughout the many weeks of this crisis and beyond.Give Blood