Yes we are in the midst of a crisis and the safety of all is paramount. May I also say that in times of crisis, people of faith rise to the occasion to the best of their abilities. We DO have some needs in our community and your help is needed if at all possible... Take your time reading this as there is a lot of information to share....
LOVE INC NEEDS PERSONAL PANTRY ITEMS From Michele Kaiser, Parishioner and LOVE INC Volunteer
Baby wash, baby wipes, band-aids, bar soap, body wash, conditioner, shampoo, dental floss, deodorant, diapers need especially size 3 and larger, diaper rash ointment, dish soap, feminine products, incontinence products, laundry soap, liquid hand soap, lip balm, lotion, paper towels, razors, tissues, toilet paper, toothbrushes, and toothpaste. I’ve bolded the items that we are most in need of at this time. We are also in need of volunteers to help deliver items. We have orientations every month and will have one the first week in April (it will be an online one). If you are in ANY need or know of anyone in need they call the Love INC clearinghouse at 587-3008 Mon-Thurs 10-2, if they call outside of those hours they will be able to leave a message. Here is the website https://loveincgc.org. There is also an online assistance request form they can do on it if that is easier. Donations can be made at LOVE INC office 141 Discovery Dr, the church or can be sent to LOVE INC office from any delivery site (like Amazon, walmart, target etc). Thank you to parishioner Michelle Kaiser!Thank You
Gallatin County Food Banks
The Gallatin County Food banks will move to a drive-thru model with prepacked food boxes, as follows: - Gallatin Valley Food Bank operating 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday thru Friday. - Belgrade distribution will operate out of our truck with prepacked food boxes, Mondays, 5-6 pm - Big Sky Community Food Bank will move to prepacked food boxes and a drive-thru and will have additional hours of operations: pick-ups from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:00 am-3:00 pm Wednesdays and Fridays. - Headwaters Area Food Bank will also move to prepacked food boxes (but not a drive-thru). At this time, our food banks will not be able to accommodate substitutions. Food Banks need volunteers to make up food boxes ready for folks to pick up during their drive-through hours. Here is the link to the volunteer website. https://hrdc9.galaxydigital.com/ Thank you to parishioner Scott Malloy!
FORK AND SPOON (FORMERLY COMMUNITY CAFE) The Fork & Spoon has transitioned to a take-out only model effective Tuesday, March 17. Operating hours will stay the same, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. The lobby, eating area, and bathrooms will be closed to the general public. Patrons will use the front entrance to pick up food-to-go. Please sign up with Will Wright below if you are HEALTHY and able to pick up and deliver meals from Fork and Spoon to those in need.
WHO NEEDS HELP?
We need your input to identify ANYONE who may be in need due to the isolation required and restrictions on travel outside the home. You can email me any name and phone number at firstname.lastname@example.org. I will call them and ask for an address and also assure them their information and request is confidential. We will deliver not to a name but an address to ensure the same. This can be of great assistance to the elderly, those families with new babies etc. No person will be denied regardless of their faith or not faith tradition. HOWEVER, we MUST have the volunteers to make it happen, especially those wishing to shop, deliver, pic up food boxes etc for our folks
. Driver Volunteers-Will Wright
Consider being an "angel with wheels" to do some driving and delivering to folks unable to drive and pic up provisions. A few of our folks are near giving birth or have small children who need care during the day. Volunteers are needed to run the errands. If you are HEALTHY and are willing to shop and deliver to the same, please contact parishioner Will Wright at (208) 739-5836 OR email@example.com Will has offered to coordinate and match up drivers with requests. How great is that!