Open hearts and helping hands
here are some of the ways our congregation reaches out to the community providing to those who need assistance.
If you are interested in volunteering with any of these ministries or would like more information, please contact Debbie Brown at: (540) 344-6225 ext. 3
We provide diapers, wipes and baby bath products to struggling parents quarterly. We receive requests from our local agencies for the orders and we deliver the bags to the agencies for the parents to pick up.
HIGHLAND PARK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
A cooperative effort with other Old Southwest churches (Congregations in Action) to provide school supplies, weekend snacks, a Fun Day, and other support to the staff and teachers at the school.
ROANOKE CITY SCHOOL SUMMER PROGRAM
A six week summer enrichment program of the Roanoke City Schools. We provide pack-a-snacks for the elementary school children for the six weeks. Approximately 600-700 bags are delivered weekly to the school locations.
After school literacy program for disadvantaged children in Roanoke City. We provide meals and volunteers.
DONATION NOOK AT GREENE MEMORIAL
We collect needed items for RAM, Turning Point, Samaritan Inn, Highland Park Elementary and LOA Soup for seniors. We designate monthly needs for the agencies on a rotating basis.
RAM (Roanoke Area Ministries) provides lunch daily and other services to those in need. Our members prepare lunch at RAM House the 4th Saturday of every month. We take up a collection at our Wednesday Noon day Services to go to RAM House and we sponsor a First Sunday food collection for them collecting specific needs upon their request. We also provide monetary support to RAM House as well as diapers and wipes for their clients.
FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER ROANOKE
We are a support congregation for the Family Promise of Greater Roanoke. We provide volunteers for meal preparation, hosts, and overnight hoses on a quarterly basis.
We team annually with them to do minor renovations and home repairs as a part of Youth Group Workcamps
REACH OF ROANOKE
We provide volunteers to help rebuild and renovate local homes for families