Feeding the 804
Point of Contact: Faye Manson
Brief Description: Providing Food to those in need or to show appreciation.
Examples include: Feeding Hospital Staff, School Teacher, Homeless, those low income living in Hotels.
Contacts have been established with all area Hospitals and some free-standing clinics. There are contacts with Police, Fire Departments, School Principals, those living in hotels near the church. As need arises with our contacts this group steps in to serve.
Projects can require different time commitments from 1 to 6 hours. For example, food preparation and serving for an event may take 6 hours. However, individuals could serve just in food preparations for an hour or two as their time permits.
Donations are project specific: Items such as baked goods, sandwiches, Sodas, water, snacks. May need monetary to purchase food.
Team Members Needed: Onsite for the feeding 5-10, food gathering up to 25
LOVE804 Builders provides opportunities to help build wheelchair ramps or do minor home repairs for people in need in the local communities. Repairs range from installing grab bars to repairing stairs, railings and decks. We partner with Project Homes, a non-profit dedicated to improving lives through home rehabilitation and weatherization. Project Homes provides the funding for the materials, so all you need to do is volunteer! You do not need to know how to do any of this – we’ll teach you! We can also provide smoke detectors if you want to provide these to a community area or street. You can take on a project with your life group or simply volunteer to work with another team from our Church. The money is provided by grants, so there are income limitations, but it’s really very generous. There is a short (5 minute max) 2 page form that you and the home owner need to fill out – we can do this for you if you prefer. We do the assessment with you and help you with the materials list – or you can do this yourself after you’ve done a project if you prefer. We provide the tools if needed, and of course, all of the materials needed to complete the work. These projects offer opportunities to pray with families, share the gospel, to be present and listen, and to show God’s love through your caring and loving the people you are serving. It is extremely rewarding!
Greenleigh Mobile Home Park
We are partnering with the Chester Family YMCA and with Feed More of Richmond as they are hosting a food distribution to the residents of Greenleigh Mobile Home Park. Food vouchers will be handed out to residents prior to the food distribution dates. The duties for volunteers will be to bag up the items and place them in the trunk of the cars for those coming through the line. They will need approximately 12-15 volunteers for each month’s food distribution.
If you, your family, community group or life group would like to assist in this effort, please contact: Jamal Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org to let him know how many will be helping so that he can ensure there is enough help with this project each month. Please let him know you/your group is from the Heights Baptist Church.
DATE: Every 3rd Friday of the month
TIME: 10:30 A.M.-12:30 P.M.
PLACE: Greenleigh/YMCA Learning Cottage
14006B Stevenhurst Drive, Chester, VA
“Hello Neighbor” Cards
We know many of you have already reached out to neighbors to help in the ways that you can. Feel free to download this card to be filled out and given to those neighbors that live around you or others that you may know may be hesitant to go out or need a call.
Bless Every Home
We may not be able to physically gather together as the church, but we are well equipped and have plenty of opportunity to “be” the church to those around us. The Southern Baptist Convention of Virginia has developed this tool which allows you to pray for your neighbors by name. We want to encourage you to use this resource so you can be praying specifically for your neighbors, by name, during this time. To sign up visit blesseveryhome.com.
Chesterfield Food Bank
Those that would like to volunteer, need to call 804.414.8885 the day BEFORE they want to volunteer in order to make sure the food bank needs volunteers that day. The Chesterfield Food Bank is located at 12211 Iron Bridge Road, Chester, VA 23831.