Central UMC supports almost 20 local missions and nonprofit organizations with our missions budget, but how can we, as individual church members, make a difference? To help, each month we will spotlight a ministry that we support and give you ways that you can get involved.
Missions to collect gloves
and socks for the homeless
-Kathy Littrell, Mission Chair
For the month of January, missions will be collecting warm socks, gloves and mittens for the homeless. According to Sue Terrell, executive director of Hands Across Decatur (HAD), the homeless population has more than doubled recently. Unemployment rates have skyrocketed due to covid-19 shut downs. Many have fallen on hard times. HAD offers meals three times a week, clothing and toiletries. However, they too have struggled during the pandemic. Donations are down, churches are not meeting, civic groups and fundraisers are not taking place.
With the coldest months ahead you can help keep a homeless person a little warmer by donating new white socks, gloves and mittens!! Bring your items to the church any Sunday in the month of January and place them in the bin marked “donations”.
If you would like to donate to HAD directly you can go to their website: https://handsacrossdecatur.com
Thank your in advance for providing help for those less fortunate. Together we can make a difference!