This is just a short list of organizations various ones of us are individually involved in supporting in the wake of the violence following the death of George Floyd, and during this time of global pandemic, and economic uncertainty, when so many are out of work and in need of support.
- Sanctuary Covenant Church in Mpls: https://sanctuarycov.churchcenter.com/giving
Select “Care & Support Fund” to give support for the food and household items that they’re providing to Mpls neighbors
- The Sheridan Story in Roseville, collecting food, diapers, wipes tomorrow and Saturday. They already have great partnerships in Minneapolis and St. Paul and are able to distribute quickly! Monetary donations also welcome https://www.thesheridanstory.org/
- Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in Minneapolis, is collecting items and accepting donations to support their neighbors experiencing food insecurity, now more than ever. they are also in need of volunteers. Anna Reimann and Sarah Lanners are both actively collecting and delivering donations, and Anna is volunteering regularly. https://www.htlcmpls.org/
- Broadway Family Medical Clinic in NE Minneapolis. Our own, Michelle Sherman, works there. “The emphasis now is the community resource program set up in our parking lot – the need is great & will last a while, so great to be able to support our community in this way. If folks want to make donations, they can do so in person – or via the gofundme page.” https://www.gofundme.com/f/broadway-family-medicine-medical-supply-drive
- Christian Cupboard Emergency Food Shelf , https://www.ccefs.org/ serves our local area. They have seen the number of individuals seeking support quadruple in recent months. They accept financial as well as food donations, and are a terrific local place to volunteer.
- Sewing Masks: several of our members have been busy sewing masks for Woodbury Health Care Center, St. Therese of Woodbury, Catholic Charities, Gillette Children’s Hospital, Children’s St. Paul, and other organizations. . . this is an ongoing need in all these locations.