Grace strives to serve our immediate and larger community through partnerships with established organizations. There are many ways to serve our neighbors! Here are a few. For more information on any of these, or to get the contact information for coordinators, please contact the church office at email@example.com or 612-331-8125.
OPPORTUNITIES TO GIVE & VOLUNTEER
Southeast Seniors is a neighbor-helping-neighbor program utilizing volunteer and professional staff to help neighbors 65 years and older remain safely in their homes (house/apartment) with enhanced quality of life. SES assists with simple tasks and provides life-changing resources to support clients. Volunteers are needed for many roles: to provide transportation, companionship, and some outside chores, such as raking leaves. Visit https://www.seseniors.org/volunteer to learn more and to find contact information for volunteering.
COMMUNITY EMERGENCY SERVICE (CES) https://cesmn.org
CES seeks to strengthen families and individuals with the goal of moving them beyond crisis to financial stability, emotional health, personal growth and spiritual depth, and doing so through direct service to people in need: relief, advocacy, referral, guidance and prayer support, if desired. CES houses a food pantry and a home delivery program for those in the Phillips area. Contact Linda Velez, Volunteer Engagement Director, firstname.lastname@example.org
MEALS ON WHEELS
Eastside Meals on Wheels volunteers deliver meals that make a difference to our older adult neighbors, help to combat social isolation, address safety hazards, and provide holistic care. Want to volunteer? Pick up is at 11:00 am at Waite Park Wesleyan Church (1510-33rd Ave NE, Mpls). Meals are delivered Monday through Friday and we can be flexible with your schedule. Contact Jessie for more information: (612)277-2529 or Jessie@eastsidemeals.org.
CALVARY LUTHERAN CHURCH
Calvary Lutheran Church (NEW LOCATION: 3553 Chicago Ave, Mpls) has an emergency food shelf on by appointment on Wednesdays 11am-2pm & Saturdays 9am-12pm. https://www.clchurch.org/food-shelf or call 612-827-2504 ext. 3 for more information.
GARDEN PANTRY NEEDS
Grace’s garden pantry is for any passerby in need of food or basic hygiene supplies. We stock the pantry with items purchased with grant funds, monetary gifts, and donations of easy-to-grab items. To contribute to our supply of items, you may send a check to Grace with “pantry” in the memo line, or bring items to the pantry bins in the kitchen at Grace.
LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE
The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA, the church body to whom Grace belongs) responds to disasters whenever and wherever they strike. Please consider a gift to help alleviate suffering and begin the healing process wherever LDR can make a difference. https://www.elca.org/our-work/relief-and-development/lutheran-disaster-response
SUPPORT FOR UKRAINE
There are several faith-based organizations in place to offer tangible support to Ukrainians: