Images of the devastation and need continue to bombard our tvs. Long lines at the gas stations, neighborhoods still overrun with natural gas fires, hurting people still wondering when their power will be restored. Well, there may not be much we can do about the gas lines, fires or power outages, but there is a tangible way that you and your church can offer hope and assistance.
Long before Sandy, Metro Baptist Church in New York worked to embrace its local community. Through outreach programs, summer camps, a food pantry and other activities, this congregation has been the very presence of Christ in this place. As Sandy reaked havoc, their mission never faltered. If anything they sought new ways to meet needs within their community. Although they have been able to offer hot meals, snacks and cell phone charging stations, they are quickly exhausting their own resources.
Fellowship Baptists are invited to begin a collection project for Metro Baptist. There are three types of projects for you to consider- a toiltries collection, a snack collection and a clothing collection.
Toiletries- travel size shampoo, conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, lotions, tissue, and Chapstick
Snacks- portable snacks like breakfast bars, granola bars, raisins, packs of crackers, chips, juiceboxes, etc
Clothing- heavy coats, gloves, socks, hats, sweaters, scarves, and men’s pants ( please be sure that these are either gently used or new items.)
All items should be mailed to: Metro Baptist Church, c/o Tiffany Henkel, 410 West 40th Street, New York, NY 10018