MASKS: Are you making or willing to make masks? If you would like to contribute them to a local healthcare agency please let us know. email@example.com
THRIVE: Crooks to Support Thrive Peninsula in their effort to assist those in need. In the coming weeks Crooks will be sharing financial support to Thrive as they provide food distribution, assist with utility and rent, offer financial coaching, and much more. To learn more about Thrive: http://thrivepeninsula.org/
Thrive is meeting a crucial need in our community: “Between March 16 – April 10, THRIVE’s food pantry served 639 people, distributing nearly 12,818 pounds of food. 38% of recipients are children and more than half of have not visited us in at least 8 months.”
There two ways for you to serve (outside and inside your home):
1. Write notes or create cards that have encouraging words and prayers for the families served. The notes will be slipped in the pantry bags. So many people are going through added stress during this pandemic and these notes can provide some support. You may also take them yourself or mail them directly to Thrive.
2. Volunteer at Thrive! Volunteers are needed to help pack groceries and provide administrative support.
Contact: Mary: 877-6211 x2; firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes of Encouragement are one way to be the church in our community and share Christ's love and peace. Consider writing generic notes of encouragement and send them in one large envelope to be delivered to residents at one of our local nursing homes.
How We Are Supporting Local Food Banks
Please know your practice of generosity through your regular offering to the church is helping to support missional giving to THRIVE, Virginia Peninsula Area Food Bank, and York County Food Pantry during the pandemic. At the last meeting of the Crooks MUMC Leadership Board they voted to designate over $1800 to be given to support the crucial services of these agencies. All three agencies are serving local residents by providing food in weekly distributions. It is because of your faithful generosity that we are able to share this blessing with others and help meet a need in our community. If you wish to offer something “above and beyond” your usual giving and directly to this effort, indicate “food pantry” on your check.