In this global pandemic one of the best things we can do is continue to "love our neighbors as ourselves" (Mark 12:31) This is the time to check on your neighbors and help meet any needs you're able to. Check on your friends from school and work. Give people a call that may be spending time in isolation completely alone. Be on mission where ever you go and remember that you are the body of Christ (1 Corinthians 12:27). Seek out ways to care for and love those around you so that the love of Christ may be known to the ends of the earth.
Here are some practical ways we are seeking to care for the community at large.
Food and Supply Donations
The Winter Park Housing Authority is a non-profit organization that owns and operates affordable housing for low income seniors, individuals, and families in the city limits of Winter Park. They own 6 properties in Winter Park, housing over 700 residents. While they are always collecting food and supply donations to help their residents, they are in particular need at this time.
Some of the needed items include:
-Non-perishable food items
-Household cleaning items
-Personal care items
You can donate in two ways:
1) By dropping items off in the bin in front of The Branch (1335 Howell Branch Road, Winter Park, FL) Monday through Thursday between 8am and 4pm.
2) By sending items via websites, such as Amazon, to:
The Meadows at Margaret Square
Attn: Tarena Grant
718 Margaret Square
Winter Park, FL 32789
All donations will go directly to people in need in our community.
Blood donations are always a need but in this time there is a desperate need for more donations. Find the One Blood location nearest you and schedule an appointment to donate today.
Sewing Cloth Masks
Our partners in ministry, the Winter Park YMCA, will be providing childcare to select essential employees during this global crisis. The childcare workers and YMCA staff are in need of cloth masks. Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to sew masks and we will send instructions.
Give to our Benevolence Fund
If you would like to give to our benevolence fund to support church members financially impacted by the pandemic, please click below. Once at the giving platform, use the drop-down menu to select Benevolence.