During this moment in the life of our church as we face the COVID-19 pandemic, we are striving to stay connected to the larger mission of God in our community. Below is a list of ways that our church members are seeking to be a blessing to our city:
The Dorcas Brigade
The Dorcas Brigade was formed to enlist members of our church to help sew cloth masks in response to the CDC recommendation to wear cloth masks when in public. This ministry intends to first supply these masks to those in our own church and then to the surrounding community around us. Those interested in volunteering to sew masks can fill out this form.
Contact: Ellie Tow
The Shopping Angels project was launched to match volunteers to people who are at higher risk for severe illness in our community, helping them carry out grocery shopping/delivery needs. Those interested in volunteering or receiving this service can fill out this form.
Contact: Shaowen Hu
Masks for HCC and Our Communities
This project gives HCC members an opportunity to purchase surgical-quality masks for themselves and their families, as well as local community members (e.g., neighbors, grocery clerks, delivery drivers, restaurant staff, postal workers, etc.). Those interested in purchasing these masks can fill out this form (English congregation) or this form (Mandarin and Cantonese congregations).
Contact (English Congregation): Jordan Kho
Contact (Mandarin & Cantonese Congregations): Weidong Wu
1-Mask-at-a-Time for Houston Healthcare Workers
This GoFundMe campaign was started by several members of our church as a grassroots effort to raise funds to supply masks to healthcare workers in our city. If you are interested in helping support those on the frontline of the fight against COVID-19, we welcome you to visit this site.
Contact: Tiffaney Tran
Ways to Give to the Community During the Pandemic
Here are three organizations in Houston serving the homeless or those in need for you to consider donating financially to:
Star of Hope
Star of Hope is a Christ-centered community dedicated to meeting the needs of homeless men, women and their children. Positive life changes are encouraged through structured programs which focus on spiritual growth, education, employment, life management and recovery from substance abuse.
Coalition for the Homeless of Houston
This organization is also accepting donations of cases of water bottles that can be dropped off at The Beacon, located at 1212 Prairie St., Houston, TX 77002.
West Houston Assistance Ministries
This organization is also accepting donations of non-perishable food items that can be dropped off at 10501 Meadowglen Lane, Houston, TX 77042 during regular business hours without an appointment (Mon-Fri @ 9-4 pm; Sat @ 9-3 pm)