Serve A Senior

We’d love your help in serving the senior members of Grace Community Church as they navigate the challenge of being homebound due to the Coronavirus.  If you are under 60 years of age and healthy, please join us in running errands for and encouraging our more vulnerable senior population during this difficult time.

How does this work?

Just click HERE to sign up to be paired with a senior individual or couple who attend Grace Community Church. Once we have a match for you, we will email you contact information for your senior(s) as well as guidelines regarding the best and safest ways you can serve them.

What will be expected of me? 

There are 3 main ways you can serve your senior:

  1. Run errands for your senior so he/she doesn’t have to leave his/her home.
  2. Check on your senior with regular telephone calls to see how they are doing and to cultivate an authentic friendship with them.
  3. Send encouraging notes, cards, scriptures, etc. to your senior in the mail to remind them that they are not alone, and that they are loved by you, by the church and most importantly by God.

If you have any questions about this initiative, please don’t hesitate to contact Brittney Hood, brittneyh@gcc.org.

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

Medical Workers

Opportunities to serve our local medical community on the front lines of the coronavirus pandemic: Providing encouragement through snacks, gift baskets, and thank you notes. You can serve them with a monetary donation to contribute to the purchase of gifts, help with delivery, letter writing, and praying for the doctors, nurses, and ancillary staff (including housekeeping) AND their families during this time. Please contact Jamie Kirby, jek.kirby@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

The Mentoring Alliance

The Mentoring Alliance is coordinating with the East Texas Food Bank to provide meals to as many of the students from Tyler ISD who need them this week. The East Texas Food Bank needs healthy volunteers to pack and distribute lunches each day. If you want to volunteer please contact Matt Edwards, medwards@thementoringalliance.com. 

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

(Food: At the East Texas Food Bank Location)

 

Carter BloodCare

Due to the precautionary measures the nation has taken over the COVID-19 pandemic, the local blood supply has depleted. Patients simply will go without the products that help save their lives, if the community does not replenish the shelves. There is no option to import blood from any other blood bank.

Tyler Donor Center

815 South Baxter Avenue
Tyler, TX 75701
(903) 363-0400

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

St. Paul’s Food Pantry

“Young and healthy volunteers are needed… One of our ministry partners, St. Paul Food Pantry, served 284 families at their drive-thru food pantry on Friday. They need volunteers to help with food distribution and packing of food boxes at the St. Paul Pantry location (1358 E. Richards, Tyler, Texas). They need 4-6 volunteers each Wednesday / Friday from 9am-12pm until families are able to return to work and demand decreases. If they can volunteer please contact Betty O’Maker, bettyo@gcc.org.”

Volunteers Needed? Yes | Donations Accepted? Yes

(Food: At the St. Paul’s Food Pantry Location)