Ways To Serve During Covid-19

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!

 

OUR COMMUNITY


 

American Red Cross Blood Drives

The Gathering is partnering with the American Red Cross to host four days of Blood Drives in May. With more than 20,000 Blood Drives cancelled nationwide over the last month, the need is greater than ever, and we’re happy to use our facilities to help collect life-saving donations. The Red Cross is taking extra precautions to minimize risks and help everyone donate as safely as possible. Please sign up to donate or volunteer below. Thank you!  Details can also be found here.

*APPOINTMENTS ARE FULL*
Tuesday, May 5, AND Wednesday, May 6, 2020

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM each day

McCausland Site (Multipurpose Room)

 

*APPOINTMENTS STILL AVAILABLE*

Tuesday, May 12, AND Wednesday, May 13, 2020

10:00 AM – 04:00 PM each day

Clayton Site (Sanctuary)

(YOU MUST PRE-REGISTER TO DONATE!  SPOTS FILLING QUICKLY)

SIGN-UP TO DONATE

VOLUNTEER AT A DRIVE

 

Education

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.

Virtual Learning

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.

Healthcare Workers

PPE for STL is working to find donations to combat shortages of critical Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for healthcare workers. If you have masks or other items, they will get them to the right place. They also need help reaching out to find more PPE, which you can do from home! And, if you have basic sewing skills, check out the Greater St. Louis One Million Mask Drive.

Consolidated Community Response

The St. Louis Community Foundation, along with a coalition of philanthropic and chamber organizations, has created the COVID-19 Regional Response Fund to direct resources to regional nonprofits working with local communities disproportionately affected by the coronavirus crisis and its economic fallout.

 

OUR CHURCH


Join the Need Responder Group, to be notified of needs within our community and help respond as they arise. If you have a need, our Care Team can help.