Just wrapped up a video conference with city and county officials, folks from Emergency Management, hospital administrators and local clergy and we’re being told that right now there is very little need for volunteers to help out with the COVID-19 crisis locally. The CEO at Genesis did say they are gearing up to be able to receive and sterilize home-made mask for the patients and staff there. He will be sending out information regarding how to make them and how to get them into the hands of those who need them As soon as I have that information I’ll pass it along.

There is and will be a continued need for food items for our Churches United food pantries. To that end – as we are likely to still be practicing social distancing on Sunday April 5 which is our “food pantry Sunday” – I’d like to invite you all to use the church as a drop-off site for canned food items and other non – perishables. The church staff continues to be here from 7:30 – 4pm Monday – Thurs, and 7:30-12:30 Friday. You can drop off your food or give us a call and we’d be happy to come pick it up from you!

There is also an increased need for blood donations at this time. If you are able to give please give the Blood Center a call and schedule your donation. You must call ahead and schedule, however, as drop-ins are no longer allowed. The phone number for the Mississippi Valley Blood Center on 53rd St. is 563.359.5401.

I’ll be sharing more as I get more information. Thanks for doing what you can to help!! Stay safe and stay well!

-Pastor Troy