1. What are the greatest needs?
- Food insecurity
- Access to technology and quality healthcare
- Domestic Violence increasing
- Housing instability
This is will continue for a while – it may take a year to play out. We will be mindful of those who are not tech-savvy and will continue to engage older individuals.
2. We are blessed with many assets that we can leverage to make a difference.
- Benevolence Fund: over $120,000 raised
- Partners: Outreach Inc., Family Promise, major event relationships
- Crooked Creek Food Pantry
3. We have several initiatives that have made A real impact during the pandemic.
- Signed Sealed & Delivered – 224 volunteers writing over 1,400 letters to the homebound
- Homebound Helpers – 57 volunteers delivering groceries or necessities to 138 homes
- Drive through food pantry - 178 families have received food boxes
- Delivering Hope – 58 volunteers delivering food to Washington Township students and their families
- Virtual Tutoring - 35 tutors working through Luke’s Leaders
- Sew in Love - 1,000+ masks sewn and delivered to essential workers
4. What's next?
Our team members and volunteers will continue to reach out to assigned partners and organizations to assess their needs and our ability to respond. We will also be readjusting our priorities based on recommendations from the Worship and Facilities re-entry teams. For information on how you can be involved with any of these projects please visit our Luke’s Online page of the website.