8 Creative Ways Other Faith and Community Organizations are Serving
In an effort to promote safe and healthy communities, Faith and Community Organizations have developed creative ways to continue serving others, all while adhering to local, state, and federal public health guidelines. Here are just a few unique ways Faith and Community Organizations throughout Florida are serving their communities...
Sending Cards of Encouragement – We have heard of many organizations sending cards of encouragement to veterans, seniors, people with special needs and many others in their communities!
Offering Daycare – We have heard of several faith institutions that have utilized their facilities and staff/volunteers to offer free daycare to the children of first responders, health care workers, foster parents and more. Of course no more than 10 people should be together in a sanitized room.
Creating Hotlines – We have heard that many faith and community organizations have opened hotlines staffed with volunteers, staff and trained counselors to help people with mental, spiritual and emotional challenges during this time.
Creative Ways to Gather – We have heard of some innovative ways that you are gathering while still honoring the CDC guidelines for large gatherings. From online services and conference calls to drive-in services, you have certainly found creative ways to meet.
Grocery Shopping for the Elderly – We have heard of many organizations utilizing healthy volunteers to do the grocery shopping for the elderly in their community and then deliver the items in a safe, sanitized manner.
Food Drives – We have heard that many organizations are offering food drives for their local food banks or vulnerable populations.
Prayer Chains – We have heard that many organizations are setting up prayer chains via phone and digital connection that can be called upon for prayer requests as they arise.
Sidewalk Chalk Messages – We have heard that many organizations are encouraging their membership to write encouraging messages in chalk on their sidewalks to bless those who come after them.
Please share with us how and who you are serving in your communities both during this time and throughout the year.
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