Helping During Crisis (updated)

by Meredith Snoddy

UPDATED NEEDS (April 1, 2020):

How can we help?
Reach out to people. Listen. Share. Show Kindness. Give. Pray.

A list of needs and ways to help or give to "helping" ministries is available below. As well, there is a critical need for blood so, give, if you can.

1. The American Red Cross are taking available precautions. You can sign up to give (make an appointment) by clicking here.

2. BackPack Ministry provides food for children in need. Green Street has been providing 40 backpacks to Oak Hill Elementary and is still providing these backpacks to help with food poverty. They are in need of these particular items which can be shipped to Green Street (303 N Rotary Dr, High Point 27262) or you can drop them at Entrance A (call the number on the door to notify us of the delivery):  

  • Oatmeal Packets, Milk Boxes (8oz), Pop Tarts, Macaroni & Cheese, Spaghettios, Vienna Sausage, Vegetable Soup, Tomato Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Beanie Weanies, Beefaroni, Ravioli, Fruit Cups, Applesauce Cups, Corn, Lima Beans, Peas & Carrots, Green Beans

3. Updated: New Life Family Outreach provides Christ-centered mentoring, practical support, and prayer for those experiencing challenges related to pregnancy, abortion, or abuse. They are in need of diapers (particularly sizes 4-6) and baby wipes. You can ship to them directly at 416 Gatewood Avenue, High Point 27262, drop them in their breeze way or you can, instead, donate to them directly by clicking here.

4. Updated: Open Door Ministries provides a men's homeless shelter and also provides daily meals (to-go boxes now) for those in need as well as other ongoing programs and services. They are in need of donations to support additional operational needs. They opened additional areas to meet social distancing guidelines.Give online by clicking here

5. Updated: West End Ministries provides a women's transitional shelter program (Leslie's House), a women's emergency winter shelter (now closed, made arrangements for women by March 31), Senior Services, Food Pantry, feeding on Thursday night (to-go boxes now), Tutoring (Leap Program), Thrift Store & more. Their current needs for the Food Pantry and Leslie's House are:

  • Clorox, Disinfectant Wipes/Spray, Hand Santizer, Gloves, Masks, Dish Washing and Laundry Detergent
  • Toilet Paper, Paper Towels
  • Paper/Styrofoam Cups and Plates, Plastic Utensils, To-Go Styrofoam Containers
  • Body Wash, Ladies Deodorant, Lotion, 
  • Juice Boxes, Snack Cakes, Pouches of Tuna or Chicken, 2 for $1 Lunchables, Bread, Bottled Water, Cereal, Instant Oatmeal/Grits, Poptarts, Ravioli/Beefaroni, Noodles in a Cup 
  • Or, instead, you can also donate to them online by clicking here.
  • Also, they need volunteers to "staff" the food pantry which is helping many more in the community.

6. Meals on Wheels Needs delivery volunteers, call Gloria for details and to sign up 336-689-7248

Last, we wanted to provide a link should you or someone you know need food. Click here for the Greater High Point Food Resources listing or here for the High Point Food Alliance. And, as always, please contact us if we can help. Click here to submit a prayer request or email us.

As Pastor Brandon shared with our church family, through email, 

Ministry doesn’t stop in times of crisis. If anything, crisis only amplifies ministry and gives us more opportunity. Those opportunities include providing meals, picking up groceries for the elderly, checking on people by phone call or giving to our ministry partners.

During a recent webinar training, I heard the term "missional listening." Listening is absolutely missional so practice good listening, with Christ's ears, during this time of crisis and bear witness to someone's anxiety, concerns, fears or pain. Times of perceived crisis can trigger prior trauma or unrealized fears so gently encourage, love, show grace to others and to yourself. People who feel heard are often more open to Jesus. Look for opportunities that He is providing.

We are joining you in prayer and in reaching out to our family, friends and neighbors through phone calls and messages. Pray for leaders; medical personnel; the sick and vulnerable; first responders; teachers and students; grocery store, gas station, pharmacy, restaurant workers; all helping; all with fears and needs; all who don't know Jesus.  

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