How can I help during the virus outbreak?
Here are some suggestions for helping our community during the outbreak:
- Donate Blood: Immanuel is scheduling a blood drive. It is clean and safe to give and there is a desperate need. We should know by early next week when it will be. If you can give blood, go to redcross.org to sign up. If you can volunteer to sign people in or offer them snacks, speak with Pastor Cindy (age 18 and older).
- Buy groceries for Safe House, the teen homeless shelter near Immanuel. They are open 24/7 during the outbreak and need meals. At this time they prefer groceries that the staff can prepare. Call the church office to get the grocery list and the address.
- Contribute to Keystone Food Shelf. (It’s still Minnesota Food Share Month!) A financial donation is the most effective way to help right now – they can use it to buy food in bulk. Go HERE to make a donation, then be sure to let us know – Immanuel’s foundation is still matching gifts to Keystone during March up to $2000.
- Contribute to Interfaith Action. During the Outbreak, Project Home Shelter is moving from churches to the Day Center site where families will shelter in place. That will require hiring staff instead of using volunteers. Go HERE to make a donation to Project Home.
- Volunteer to run errands for Immanuel elders or those in quarantine. If you can help, call or email Pastor Cindy or the church office.
- Call or send cards to people you know at Immanuel. Anything that helps us be together is good! HERE is a link to the church directory. If you don’t know how to log in, call the church office.