* Please support our local charities, especially those that provide food and emergency services, including DEAM and DCM. Also support local restaurants and businesses, as most every restaurant in Decatur and beyond is now providing takeout, curbside service or even delivery.
* Update on our sack lunch ministry – teaming up with others to help more people
Holy Trinity Parish outreach is helping Neighbors Helping Neighbors, a Decatur-wide campaign to feed those who are experiencing homelessness and those who are food insecure.
Three local churches – Holy Trinity Parish Episcopal Church, First Baptist Church of Decatur and Threshold Ministry of Decatur Presbyterian Church – began providing additional food seven days a week.
Volunteers distribute food at Decatur library each day at noon. This consists of two sack meals, with churches providing one meal and private individuals providing another. Those needing food approach the food table one at a time, and all precautions are taken to protect everyone’s safety. If you would like to contribute to this worthy cause, sign up here.
Special thanks to HTP outreach members Ellen Gallow and Pete and Charlotte Pfeiffer for their efforts in getting HTP involved in such a vital ministry.
* Many places are asking for people to make masks for medical professionals and scientists working on the front lines.
Here are two places:
From Jan Gable: Clairmont Place in Decatur is a retirement community with an assisted living facility, Montclair. They have an urgent need for simple cloth face masks for staff and are seeking donations. Patterns and instructions are widely available online for those sewing at home. Jan and Joseph Gable can pick up and deliver masks whenever they’re ready. Or they can be delivered directly to 2100 Clairmont Place, Decatur 30033 (across from the VA Hospital,) labeled for Activities Director Lynn Mayer. For more information, please contact Jan at 678-637-8686 or email.
CDC Workers Need Masks: Contact Scott Miller
Can you or anyone in your circles sew and is willing to make some masks? OR do you have fabric/elastic/ribbon you are willing to donate?
Elastic is sold out everywhere, but since researchers are not in direct contact with patients, the masks don’t need to be hospital grade level. Ribbon or fabric strings will do.
I have some fabric and I have some ribbon and I can bring them to you.
Below is a video with instructions or you can find your own all over the web
How to Make a Mask Video
* You can make a donation to El Refugio to assist detainees by buying them phone cards. Due to the pandemic, visitation has been suspended.
* Making paper cranes to wish for the speedy recovery for the COVID-19 victims
While we’re unsure of the rules for delivery to hospitals and the senior care facilities, we can think of another place to display if we can’t get them there. We have a lot of time on hands and kids and adult can make them together.
Have fun and pray to make COVID-19 pandemic end soon. Here are some links with instructions on how to make the paper cranes:
- Information on Senbazuru (One Thousand Origami Cranes)
How to Make an Origami Crane Video
How to Make an Origami Bunch (Senbazuru) Video