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
There is currently a critical need for donation of blood and platelets. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly encouraged to make an appointment to provide lifesaving blood products to patients. The Heights Colonial Heights Campus is hosting a blood drive on Wednesday, September 2. The Midlothian Campus is hosting a drive on Tuesday, September 8. You MUST make an appointment. Register here.
“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.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Project Volunteers
Volunteers are wanted for VCU Health-sponsored projects that are currently ongoing in Richmond, VA surrounding PPE manufacturing for VCU Health and other local health systems. Volunteer duties would mostly be related to assembling 3D printed face masks and other manufactured PPE. Register to help here.