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Serve Opportunities During COVID-19
July 07, 2020

Serve Opportunities During COVID-19

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How You Can Help

We want to give you an update about how New City is engaging in serving our region as we respond to the spread of COVID-19. 


(updated 7/7/2020)
 

New Opportunities
 

MEDASSIST

NC MedAssist is a nonprofit pharmacy providing access to lifesaving prescription medications, patient support, advocacy and related services to vulnerable and uninsured North Carolina residents. Click here for opportunities to volunteer with MedAssist. 

New City has an 8-person shift that we will fill this week. If you would like to serve by sorting and organizing over-the-counter medications, click here to register. Masks and gloves will be provided upon arrival.

Upcoming shift:

Thursday, July 9, 1:00 - 4:00 pm

Volunteers should wear comfortable, closed-toed shoes and comfortable clothing. There will be light to medium lifting, some bending over and long periods of time on your feet.

COMMON HEART

Visit Common Heart's Amazon Wish List if you would like to help provide items they need and use regularly.

Volunteer Opportunities
 
 

If you are healthy and want a way to volunteer, below are some of the area's most immediate needs.

CONGREGATIONS FOR KIDS

CFK is renovating several visitation rooms at Department of Social Services offices throughout the city. These rooms are currently not being used due to COVID-19 but the goal is to have them renovated and ready to go by the time families are allowed to use these spaces again. CFK will need materials, toys, books, paint, furniture and volunteers to make this happen. If you would like to be a part of this project, please email Info@CFKnc.org and you will be sent more details in the coming weeks.

CHARMECK RESPONDS COALITION

FORCLT has been honored to build and lead the CharMeck Responds Coalition, bringing together local churches along with many other nonprofits and organizations to serve our community during these unprecedented times. The coalition of over 200 organizations has been working tirelessly to ensure no one in our city goes without, but even as the phased reopening begins, the needs are as great as ever. CharMeck Responds provides a great avenue to demonstrate God's love to fellow community members in need. Find opportunities to serve here.

VOLUNTEER WITH COMMON HEART 

ABOUT: Common Heart is a grassroots organization in Union County that serves neighbors in need.
NEED: Common Heart has an emergency “on-call” system for delivery drivers and food pantry volunteers. In the event that a scheduled volunteer cancels, an on-call volunteer will be called to see if they are available to fill in, sometimes at the last minute. Click here to register to volunteer. When registering, check the box to indicate you are volunteering for community service and list New City Church in the “other” option. Once you’ve registered, you will be sent a link to list dates and times that you are available.

SUPPORT FRIENDSHIP TRAYS

ABOUT: Friendship Trays delivers nutritious meals to elderly and infirm individuals in the Charlotte community who are unable to obtain or prepare their own meals.
NEED: You can help by purchasing items from their Amazon wish list. Items purchased from this wish list will be shipped directly to Friendship Trays. 

CLASSROOM CENTRAL

ABOUT: An organization that helps equip Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools students in need.
NEED:  Various opportunities to volunteer from home. 

Volunteer from home with Classroom Central

SECOND HARVEST 

ABOUT: A distribution warehouse providing food to charitable organizations in the Charlotte Region.
NEED: Volunteers age 17 and older are needed to inspect, sort, and pack donated products so that they can be distributed to 700 partner agencies including homeless shelters, emergency pantries and soup kitchens.   

 

LOAVES AND FISHES 

ABOUT: An organization that provides outlets for people to get food.
NEED: Volunteers are needed in their warehouse and to stock the mobile pantry. 
Volunteer with Loaves and Fishes 

 

HELP A FAMILY IN NEED

There are families in the Gladedale Community who can use some assistance due to the COVID-19 crisis. If you would like to help, contact the New City Serve team.

Provide encouragement and/or support to New City foster/adopt families. If you would like to help, contact the New City Serve team. 
Email for details

GIVE BLOOD 

The American Red Cross faces a severe blood shortage due to an unprecedented number of blood drive cancellations during the coronavirus outbreak. Healthy individuals are needed to donate now to help patients counting on lifesaving blood, platelets or AB Elite plasma.  The US Surgeon General has asked healthy adults to consider giving blood to increase the available supply. Visit OneBlood.org or RedCross.org/give-blood to schedule an appointment to donate blood.
Learn More about Donating Safely 

SPANISH SPEAKERS

We have a group of Spanish speaking volunteers who we contact when we have serve opportunities that require Spanish speakers. If you speak Spanish and would like to be added to the list, please email us.

 

Financial and Supply Needs
 

BEDS FOR KIDS

ABOUT: Beds for Kids is an organization that provides beds and essential furniture to children and their families in need.
NEED: Beds for Kids is currently collecting face masks for their staff members and client families. If you are making face masks from home and have any extras you would like to donate, contact Beds for Kids at (980) 422-1192 or info@bedsforkids.org

CHARMECK RESPONDS COALITION

ABOUT: CharMeck Responds Coalition is a unified response to the COVID-19 crisis. New City Church is part of this network of churches through ForCLT, which is connected into the larger coordinated effort under the umbrella of Charlotte-Mecklenburg Emergency Management. 
NEED: Due to the critical shortage of Personal Protection Equipment for medical workers and first responders, the CharMeck Responds Coalition is collecting donations of needed items. If you have extra items you can spare, please consider donating to this coordinated effort.
Click here for a list of needed items and drop off locations.
NEED: Right now, the most effective response is giving to the larger coordinated effort. You can do that here through the ForCLT Coronavirus Response Fund.   
Donate to the ForCLT Response Fund 

ROOF ABOVE, FORMERLY URBAN MINISTRY CENTER/MEN'S SHELTER

ABOUT: Roof Above provides support to Charlotte's homeless community.
NEED: Due to COVID-19, Roof Above has shut down their dining facilities and are handing out to-go meals. Many pre-bagged meals filled with prepackaged items are needed.
Roof Above has put together an Amazon Wish List of their greatest needs during the COVID-19 crisis. This list is updated daily to reflect current needs. You can purchase items from the list and have them sent directly to Roof Above. You can find other ways to help on their website.
More Information on How to Support Roof Above

URBAN PROMISE

ABOUT: UP provides support for local youth with spiritual, academic, and social support to become Christian leaders who are determined to restore their communities.
NEED: Many of the UP street leaders are teens who help support their families. Also, many street leader parents will be affected by the economic impact of the service industry downturn. In response to the COVID-19 disruption, Urban Promise has opened a Family Stability Fund specifically to support the needs of Urban Promise students and families during this uncertain time. 
Donate to the Urban Promise Family Stability Fund

CONGREGATIONS FOR KIDS

ABOUT: CFK is a bridge organization that provides pathways to support youth in foster care.
NEED: CFK is preparing to re-start their Weekend Miracles Mentoring program, hopefully in July. When this face-to-face event is approved, masks will be needed to ensure the safety of all participants. If you have masks you can donate for youth and mentors, please contact Taylor@CFKnc.org.
NEED: To help in this trying time, CFK continues to collect gift cards for young adults who have recently aged out of foster care. They are specifically in need of Harris Teeter and Walmart gift cards. You can email e-gift cards to giftcard@cfknc.org or mail cards directly to the CFK office, 5835 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 101-J, Charlotte, NC 28212. 

MATTHEWS HELP CENTER

ABOUT: MHC is a central resource in the community where help and resources are provided to those in need.
NEED: MHC is in need of cleaning and disinfecting supplies, as well as monetary donations to help families who will need financial assistance in the coming weeks. 
Donate/more information

MATTHEWS FREE MEDICAL CLINIC

ABOUT: MFMC provides free, quality healthcare to low income, uninsured patients in Mecklenburg and Union Counties.
NEED: With many people losing their jobs during the COVID-19 crisis, request for services will increase. The clinic will need financial support to expand its services and meet the needs of its community.
Donate to help with increasing demands

 

NEW CITY LOCAL SERVE 

You may also designate your giving to New City into our Local Serve Fund to equip our Serve Team to channel support where/when it is most needed. Simply select "ServeLocal" from the dropdown on our giving page. 
Donate to New City Local Serve 

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