These requests come to us from a variety of sources. Sometimes individuals call us and other times we receive calls from Social Services, Churches, or Missions asking for help. This will be listed as they come in, the oldest requests will be at the bottom. The newest requests will be at the top. To verify that these are still active requests, please verify with the contact listed in each section.
FORTH OF JULY SOUP KITCHEN…
Volunteers are really needed to cover our Soup Kitchen this Fourth of July.
**Fourth of July** We really need someone to step up and take this date, come and celebrate our nations birthday with those who may not have a family or every experienced a fellowship around a gas grill…That’s right we have a gas grill waiting for your Fourth of July hot dogs or hamburgers. Make this day a special day for our homeless, many who are veterans.
These are the other holiday’s we need coverage.
Labor Day, September 3
November 11th & Veterans Day November 12th
Thanksgiving November 22 & 23
If interested, call Mitzi at 704-732-0383.
*Please be aware that the Missions Center is a drop-off location for any gently used coats and jackets for our New York Mission. As you clean out your closets for spring cleaning –please consider donating to this mission. Also, be on the lookout for gently used coats in the upcoming yard sales and thrift shop sales. We have shoeboxes with a list inside at our office—They can easily be filled for $10 each. Can you fill some of them for our NY Mission? Thanks!***
*The United Church Directories Company has agreed to partner with us (South Fork Baptist Association) by returning $2 per portrait package sold to photographed families in our churches. This will provide funds that we could use for all types of missions opportunities. They are also going to photograph all our pastors free and create an AP for us to access their pictures and contact information. I hope you will consider using them with your next pictorial directory. They offer all the state-of-the-art publicity tools to improve your website and social media presence, too. My prayer is that this partnership will be a “win-win” scenario for all of us. Please feel free to contact Faith or me with any thoughts or questions.
*Coalwood Community Meal-Mission Opportunity---Contact Jane Crouse to choose your month and menu and plan delivery (Cell) 704 473-1503 or (Email) firstname.lastname@example.org Subject COALWOOD MEALS
*Bethel Baptist is in need of about 20 chairs for their expanding choir. If you can help with this need please let us know. Thanks! (They received an almost new baby bed which they had previously requested. Praise the Lord!)
*The Annual Free Prom shop-Anyone in need of a prom or formal dress, all are welcome! ** You may call (828) 368-1740, to set up an appointment to browse through the week from now until May 4th.
*2018 VBS : (The Association will receive a 15% commission on all orders placed through our Association up to 2 weeks after our VBS Clinic---will you consider ordering through our Association? Also, free shipping is available to all those located less than 20 miles from the Gastonia LifeWay store. Also free shipping to our Association Office—for you to pick up if greater than 20 miles away.)
**Calvary Hispanic needs your help...From now until they are able to get into their new church building—they will be hard at work every Saturday on the needed renovations. For the next two Saturdays (July 29th and August 5th beginning at 8 AM) (they especially need as much help as they can get. They will be busting up the roof over the Sunday School Room section (It is similar to asphalt) and putting it in a dumpster to prepare the way for the new roof. If they get enough help this Saturday they could possibly get all the old roof material removed and hopefully be ready to begin the new roof by next Saturday (weather permitting). We only have a few tools on the Disaster Trailer, so if you can come help and you have any—please bring picks, mattocks or axes to bust up the asphalt. Also, it would be greatly appreciated if anyone could come and make sandwiches, etc. for the workers for lunch each Saturday. The Hispanic congregation has been working their hearts out each Saturday—it would be a great blessing if we could come alongside them and help! If anyone could bring an ice chest full of ice to keep the bottled water (that was donated) cool—that would be great! Also, if you care for something besides water such as Gatorade, you could bring that along as well. After this roof work is done, there will be a need for help in cleaning up inside. Men, Women, Youth, ---ALL HELP IS GREATLY APPREICATED! Please contact Lamar Lewis (704)472-0727 for more info.