RESTORE ST. CHARLES
Please note that we are holding our next Restore St. Charles workday Saturday, July 16th.
Scheduled work for this Saturday includes the following:
1. Emmaus Homes Support: We plan to support our friends at Emmaus Homes with interior painting at one of their community homes.
2. Handicap Ramp: Fabrication of a new handicap ramp to help a client that had a brain tumor in 2016 and currently suffers from ataxia.
3. Cleaning a picket fence: in preparation for staining at the home of a client on disability for whom we installed custom stairs last month.
4. Repair siding and pressure washing: of a home to address code violations for a disabled client.
5. Sub-floor Repair: repairing damaged flooring for a disabled client that is wheelchair bound.
6. Sub-floor Repair: replacing and repairing the subfloor in the mobile home of a client that is currently living with a neighbor until repairs can be made for her to move into the mobile home.
We gather at Dardenne Presbyterian Church (7400 South Outer 364, just east of Bryan Road). We begin at 8:00AM with safety instructions, continental breakfast, and work site selection.
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.
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.
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.