September 7, 2020

Faith in Action: Virtual Volunteerism

**updated 1/12/20**

Because of our compassion and love for the community, our St. John’s COVID-19 Task Force has decided we are only comfortable having parishioners volunteer on a limited basis at this time. Whatever benefit is realized would be outweighed by the possibility of spreading the virus. Please rest assured that St. John’s intends to continue to support the groups and organizations within our community as we always have, and understand that this is temporary. Once the storm passes, we will mobilize volunteers to safely assist those in need. 

Please see our church calendar for limited in-person volunteer opportunities. In the meantime, our outreach and compassion care teams remain busy identifying new, creative ways to give.

VIRTUAL (or limited contact) OPPORTUNITIES:

Big Bend Hospice: This organization has identified a specific need to obtain Ensure ready-to-drink shakes for patients who are experiencing life-limiting illnesses. Please drop donations at the Big Bend Hospice office.

Grace Mission: Despite closing its doors to the public due to the pandemic, Grace Mission has continued to love God and our neighbors by partnering with the Kearney Center to serve daily meals. Email Want to donate? click here

Capital City Youth Services (CCYS): CCYS works with homeless, runaway, and at-risk youth to alleviate issues and strengthen families and are in need of your support. Visit their website to donate or purchase their most needed items on their Amazon Wishlist.

Shared Grace Tallahassee: For a comprehensive list of ways to help in Tallahassee, visit the Shared Grace Tallahassee website. This site is organized by area clergy and community volunteers living out love for neighbor through support of local human and public services providers.

Support for Healthcare Providers: TMH is accepting donations of hand-sewn masks and commercial-grade personal protective equipment (PPE) at two drop-off locations: TMH Marketing & Communications, 1308 Hodges Drive, and the TMH Foundation, 1331 East Sixth Avenue. Click here

Masks for Tally: Are you looking for masks or would like to create them for our community? Visit the Masks for Tally website to learn more about who in our community needs masks or even how to procure one yourself.

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