A couple of weeks ago I applied for funds from the Federal CARES Act by Livingstone College and the NC Department of Health and Human Resources, Office of Minority Health. The program was an invitation to apply to be reimbursed for money spent during a specific time period on alleviating food insecurities resulting from the COVID crisis. As you know, since early March FCC has been giving out bags of groceries weekly to seniors who are Home Delivered Meals clients (Pitt County Council on Aging).
Wednesday we were notified that First Christian Church has been awarded $2,702.91! The money is meant to continue our mission. Basically, we get to buy groceries TWICE with money that was so generously donated in 2020. How exciting is that!??
MANY thanks to Bishop Melvin, our Regional Minister because I would not have known about this opportunity if she hadn't mentioned it in the Regional Update I read just a few days before the deadline. (Moral of the story: always read the Regional Updates)
And thank you to everyone who has helped to support this important mission during the past year. Your generosity then is being doubled now!
Gratefully, Kim Griffiths
Bags of Love for our homebound seniors
Since very early in this COVID-19 crisis, First Christian Church has been working with the volunteers who deliver for Meals on Wheels every week day.
Meals on Wheels homebound seniors are some of our community's most vulnerable citizens, and during this crisis they are unable to leave their homes for basic necessities.
FCC, in order to help fill this need, has been utilizing the delivery system already in place - weekday stops from a Meals on Wheels volunteer. These volunteers have been including an extra "bag of love" from us that contains a variety of things such as some extra food, toiletries, cleaning supplies, etc. twice a week.
All of this is made possible through donations from our members and friends of our church. We hope to be able to continue this vital ministry throughout this entire crisis.
YOU can help by either dropping off shelf-stable donations, or by donating money to First Christian Church to support us!