RESTORE ST. CHARLES
PLEASE NOTE that on our next Restore St. Charles workday, Saturday, May 21st , we will NOT be meeting at Dardenne Presbyterian Church as we have a special day planned to support our brothers and sisters in Christ at Strong Tower Ranch.
Please see the Special Notes below for additional details.
Scheduled work for this Saturday includes the following:
We will be conducting three special projects at Strong Tower Ranch, as they prepare for their summer camp programs. These projects include the following:
1. Installation of seven (7) ceiling fans at the check-in, dining, and food service areas
2. Construction of a new platform to assist young riders in mounting the horses
3. Construction of a new horse shelter
Strong Tower Ranch features horsemanship and day camps with the goal of providing quality, Christ-centered programs that are engaging, character building, and rehabilitating. “Strong Tower” reminds us that we have a mighty fortress in Christ. We want children, teens and adults who come here to find love and refuge from a harsh world. Strong Tower Ranch is a non-denominational and non-profit ministry with a priority to help those who are at risk or less fortunate (https://www.strongtowerranch.org/)
We pray that you will consider joining us for these special workday projects. We are blessed to be helping a sister ministry and look forward to having all teams working together on the same site/campus. There is much work to do, so your assistance will be greatly appreciated. No special skills necessary as our leadership team is gifted in on-the-job training.
We will be meeting at Strong Tower Ranch this month at 08:00am (as opposed to meeting at DPC as we normally do)
Strong Tower Ranch is located at: 600 Sunshine Lane, Wright City, MO
Lunch will be provided by Strong Tower Ranch
Please contact the Restore St. Charles Leadership Team at firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to carpool and we will help make arrangements.
Thanks in advance for your contribution to our work. Without you, we can do nothing!
If your objective is to change the world, what better place to begin than to help your neighbor in need?!
Restore St. Charles is a faith based program that focuses on serving through restoring the community around us. Their mission is to restore lives, hope, and faith by restoring homes and properties. We organize volunteers, churches, and sponsors to make a real difference. Find more information on their website.
LINKS WEEKEND FOOD PROGRAM
WE WANT TO ensure that some of our neediest students have access to nutritious, kid-friendly, and easy to prepare food on the weekends throughout the school year.
BECAUSE students whose families rely on free breakfast and lunch served at school may struggle financially to provide healthy food for their students on the weekends.
CONSEQUENCES of hunger and poor nutrition can lead to:
Weaker immune system
Shorter attention span
Lower academic achievement
HELP BY donating either food items or money (which is converted into food). Your donations are taken weekly to the schools' counselors who pack a variety of food items into a bag then, confidentially, pass these weekend bags to the identified students on Fridays, prior to dismissal.
Your support, as always, is truly appreciated! Below are the items we consistently need. You can purchase them and drop them off at church, or order them at the links provided:
Camp Penuel in Ironton, MO, on Lake Killarney was established to bring joy, hope and the fulfillment of knowing the love of Jesus to under-privileged and at-risk children. They provide a free week of Christian summer camp to children 7-11 years old from cities as far away as Oklahoma City, Memphis, and Chicago. For more information on their mission, visit their website.
O.A.S.I.S. FOOD CHALLENGE
February 27 – March 20
We will be participating in the food challenge for OASIS food pantry again this year. We will be collecting any and all food items from the list below for the 4 weeks of the campaign. We will then deliver all the items to OASIS on the last Sunday of the challenge. Each Sunday of the challenge we will be looking for a volunteer to count the items collected for that week. We will then need volunteers to load and deliver items to OASIS on Sunday, March 20. Please let Paul Morr know if you would be interested in helping out with the challenge.
FOOD ITEMS WE'RE COLLECTING
-Canned Pasta Sauce
Thanks for being the hands and feet of Christ for the neediest in our community.