Ways to Serve During the Coronavirus Pandemic
It’s easy to feel helpless right now…unsure of how to help or what’s even safe to do. The good news is that there are still ways to model Christ’s love in our community, even while at home.
Here are just a few suggestions. We will continue to update this list as the situation evolves and new needs arise, so please check back often!
La Iglesia Metodista Unida La Trinidad
La Iglesia Metodista Unida La Trinidad, one of our fellow United Methodist Churches, has taken up the call to serve people and families in need of food and supplies at this time, and need volunteers to help! Masks are required. The program is run out of Zion UMC, 1603 Union Rd, St. Louis, MO 63125. For more information, contact 314-922-0040 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Distribution: Every Thursday, 4pm – 6pm. Help hand out food and other supplies to people/families in need.
- Donations: Every Saturday, 11am – 1pm. Help receive and organize donations.
Bridge of Hope
Bridge of Hope is a day shelter helping families in crisis out of poverty and addiction serving The Ville and The Greater Ville neighborhoods in the City of St. Louis. While the pandemic has impacted their normal operating hours, they are still serving their clients and others as they can. You can find out how to help on their website. Many opportunities would be great for families and Core Groups to do together, some you can even do from home!
The Gathering is deeply invested in supporting education in St. Louis through The Literacy Project. To support our TLP students and students across the region, we’re focusing on the following.
Meals for Kids
Right now, the best way to help is through monetary and food donations to Operation Food Search and the St. Louis Area Foodbank to support families who need meals. There are also a few opportunities for volunteers.
School districts are working to provide access to technology and WiFi for all students. If you or your company have wireless hotspots or other equipment you’d be willing to donate, contact Beth McClure.
TELL US WHAT YOU’RE DOING!
We’d love to know how you’re being the Church during this time. Send your stories, pics, and videos to Beth McClure, or share and tag us on social media!