Sew fabric masks for healthcare workers and ER patients, OR cut fabric for others to sew. (We have had direct requests to us from assisted living facilities and from hospital personnel.) We have fabric at Pierce Chapel ready for you to pick up and sew or ready for you to pick up and cut and return for others to sew. (Cutting fabric for others to sew is a huge help because it's time-consuming.) There are labeled bins outside Pierce Chapel's east doors (facing Blackmon Road, under the porte cochere) which contain fabric and instructions. Put finished masks in the labeled bin, or pick up fabric to take home to cut and return. Contact Michelle at email@example.com if you have questions.
Donate these items for immediate distribution to a local nurse and her colleagues who are assigned to a quarantine unit caring for COVID-19 patients. Please bring items to the blue bin which is located at Pierce Chapel under the porte-cochere (east entrance facing Blackmon Road). These nurses are in desperate need of three items:
• Clorox (or other brand) wipes
• Hand sanitizer
• Laundry sanitizer (not regular detergent – it’s specifically called laundry sanitizer)
Thank you for whatever you can contribute to help our healthcare workers who are on the front lines working on behalf of all of us.
Hattie's Home (a ministry near MercyMed) and Open Door are in need of the following items:
Antibacterial hand stuff (sanitizer and soap)
Please bring items to the blue bin which is located at Pierce Chapel under the porte-cochere (east entrance facing Blackmon Road).
Writing notes to residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities
We have had a specific request from a Pierce Chapel member who is employed at Spring Harbor: “If we could have cards written to the residents of Spring Harbor, it would help them tremendously. They are scared and feeling confined, forgotten and depressed during this lockdown. We have approximately 200 in independent care and 125 in other units.” I am confident we could bless residents of any facility with these notes and cards. You can address them to “a friend at Spring Harbor” or “a friend at Magnolia Manor,” etc. Please deliver them to the church office via the black mailbox outside the office door OR through the new mail slot on the side door (marked with an orange sign).
Mercy Med is in need of healthy, young individuals (volunteers) to help screen patients before entering the clinic. Volunteers would serve as follows:
4-8 hours per week (1-2 days)
Screeners would be taking temperatures and basic information for patients approaching the clinic.
Screeners would be wearing masks.
Screeners would need to be able to spell and write clearly.
Screeners need to be able to take charge of a situation.
Contact Billy Holbrook at Mercy Med 706-326-6125 if you can help.
Food donations for families in the Highland Community
Donate items for families in the Highland Community and take them to Harvest Coffee Co (2910 2nd Avenue, Columbus, Mon-Sat, 8am-5pm). Items MOST NEEDED are listed below:
∙ microwavable mac & cheese boxes
∙ boxed rice
∙ boxed pasta & sauce
∙ peanut butter
∙ toilet paper
∙ antibacterial soap
Help distribute meals to school children in the Midland Academy parking lot weekdays around 11:30 beginning again the week of April 6. Please contact Amy Kellum at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn if we already have enough volunteers for any given day.
If you need the assistance of a helper who could run errands, pick up groceries (if they can find them!),
go to the post office, etc. --- we've got helpers standing by and ready to assist you!
Please contact Lynn@piercechapel.com or call 706-464-6231.
An anxious and hurting world is watching!
Let's help them see the love of the God we serve and give praise to Him:
“You are the light of the world—like a city on a hilltop that cannot be hidden.
No one lights a lamp and then puts it under a basket. Instead, a lamp is placed on a stand,
where it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your good deeds shine out for all to see,
so that everyone will praise your heavenly Father." Words of Jesus, recorded in Matthew 5:14-16