Caring for One Another
If you need help or are looking for ways to be a good neighbor, our Care Ministry Team has assembled a number of helpful resources for you. Let’s use this time to love and serve one another well.
While caring for others, take a look at our list of Best Practices for Serving During the Pandemic below.
CARING FOR THE ELDERLY AND THOSE AT-RISK
Simple things like grocery shopping or stopping by the Post Office are a little harder for all of us right now. But for our dear seniors and for those with chronic medical conditions, doing these things puts them at greater risk. We want to help by coming alongside the elderly and others at risk during the pandemic.
Can you help? We’re looking for friends who are willing to check up on an elderly or at-risk member of our congregation, pick up and deliver their groceries (and in some cases even help to pay for things, as needed) and check up on them regularly while we weather this storm, together.
OTHER WAYS TO SERVE OR HELP
Critical Need at Children's Hospital
Akron Children's Hospital has a critical need for the following items to keep their staff, patients and visitors safe during the pandemic.
- Hand sanitizer
- Cleaning disinfection wipes
- Exam gloves
- Surgical masks and N95 masks
- Disposable splash gowns
Please contact COVID.firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible, if you have any of these items.
Many local blood drives have been canceled due to workplace and school closures, but there is still a great need for blood donors at this time.
Click HERE to find a Red Cross donation site near you.
Our friends from Summa Health are looking for volunteers to sew homemade masks to help with the potential mask shortage in our area.
JOANN Stores has assembled mask-making kits for use in hospitals all over the country. Detailed information and tutorials are available on their website, linked HERE. Masks can be dropped off at any JOANN Store location.
DO NOT BRING MASKS TO THE CHAPEL.
Deadline: Friday, Apr. 24.
Business Owners: Help Our Hospitals
Our hospitals are looking for a PORTABLE U/V LIGHT to help sterilize used PPE. Looking for that equipment for loan, rent or purchase. If your company or a company you work with can provide this, please contact Steve Millard at 216.401.0935 or at email@example.com.
The Greater Akron Chamber is looking for companies to retool or refocus efforts on increasing personal protective equipment production. Swabs for test kits, face shields, N95 masks, surgical masks, gloves, goggles and medical gowns. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more or get connected to the right people.