This is an unprecedented time for our communities, our nation, and our world. As followers of Jesus, many of us wonder what we can do to support our neighbors.
Church of the Resurrection’s CommUNITY Response Team has created a system to connect people in need with volunteers who can help. We are also keeping in close contact with local organizations, so we can share their needs with you.
Please see below for ways you can get involved:
Sign up to support our congregants and community members in need of a helping hand:
- Volunteering: run errands, deliver worship materials, and share your skills
- Childcare: add your name to a list of available childcare providers for church families in need of extra help
- Church Buddies: intentionally connect with another individual/family from church to keep connected and help with feelings of isolation
- CommUNITY Response Fund: your donation helps us provide these services free of charge and to provide resources to those in need
Sign Up: https://forms.gle/yRsjL9cwQzKgRHgB7
Please consider donating to the CommUNITY Response Fund (in addition to your regular church offering). Your donation helps us provide the services above free of charge and to provide resources to those in need.
Donate to the CommUNITY Response Fund: https://bit.ly/2J2nykC
Are you in need of support? Do you need groceries but can’t leave your home? Would you prefer to have worship resources delivered to your door? Are you feeling isolated?
Contact the CommUNITY Response Team
Phone: (262) 696-9157
Please also think of your neighbors, family, and friends who might be in need of extra support, and share our information with them!
Serenity Inns Financial Relief Fundraiser
Serenity Inns is committed to providing quality housing and supportive health, educational, and vocational services for persons seeking to move from addiction and homelessness to continued recovery and independent living. They are currently fundraising to provide additional support to help alumni and residents remain in recovery during these difficult times, including:
- Rent relief/support for Alumni House occupants and Serenity Inns residents
- Increased hourly counselor staffing
- Funds for ongoing food and consumables needed
They have a short-term goal to raise $5,000 by the end of April.
Donate Here: https://www.gofundme.
Family Promise is hosting a donation drive this Saturday (March 28).
- Gift cards of $25 to $50 each to: Pick N Save, Piggly Wiggly, Aldi, Walmart
- Toilet paper
- Disinfectant wipes
- Diapers (size 5)
- Hand soap
Date: Saturday, March 28 from 9:30 AM to noon
Location: 543 AJ Allen Circle, Wales WI 53183
Volunteers will be in the parking lot so you can donate without leaving your car and maintaining social distancing.
There is currently a critical need for blood and platelets. Right now, eligible and healthy donors are strongly urged to make an appointment to provide these lifesaving blood products to patients.
AMERICAN RED CROSS/WAUKESHA BLOOD DONATION CENTER
2220 Silvernail Road, Pewaukee
VERSITI BLOOD CENTER OF WISCONSIN
2111 Springdale Road, Pewaukee
Hartland Food Pantry
As of this week, the Hartland Food Pantry is in need of canned fruit and jelly.
Location: 555 S Industrial Dr, Hartland WI 53029
Hours: Wednesday 1:30-3:00 PM and Saturday 10:00 AM-11:00 AM
The Hope Center
While a majority of their programs are currently suspended, there continues to be a variety of volunteer needs at The Hope Center.
Connect and learn more: https://hopecenterwi.org/please-read/
LifeStriders is a non-profit organization that provides life-enhancing, physical and psychological experiences and services, to individuals with special needs. Currently the organization is planning on recording a variety of videos for their clients, some which will be recorded outside with the therapy horses. They are specifically looking for video recording equipment including microphones. Actual equipment or monetary donations to the program are welcome.
Lifestriders is also looking for volunteers to help care for the horses during this time period.
Connect and learn more: https://www.lifestriders.org/
The CommUNITY Response Team is keeping in touch with Care Cabs so that our volunteers can meet the needs of the people they serve as needed.
Do you know of a local organization in need of volunteers and/or support?
Please contact the CommUNITY Response Team at firstname.lastname@example.org or (262) 696-9157 so we can spread the word.
CommUNITY Response Team
This is an unprecedented time for our communities, our nation, and our world. As followers of Jesus, many of us wonder what we can do to support our neighbors. A few congregants with the same questions came together to form the CommUNITY Response Team, with the goal of creating avenues through which we can do God’s work during this unique time.
Pastor Kim Jordan
Phone: (262) 696-9157