To Support Highrockers Facing Financial Hardship
Money will be collected for Highrockers who find themselves out of work or facing financial difficulty in this season. Gift applications will be reviewed by our Board and given on a case-by-case basis to meet emergency needs. For more information, email Eva.
Whether school resumes online or in-person, many local families, and probably many more than usual this year, will need help providing their children with the supplies necessary to get their schoolwork done. You can help them by participating in the Back-to-School Back-pack program's Virtual School Supply Drive. Start these kids out on an even playing field by shopping from the comfort and safety of your own home at https://www.roongacom/beverlybackpacks
Drive ends August 3rd.
And Send it to a Healthcare Professional with a Note of Gratitude
Sign up to buy an online or physical gift card off our list of local businesses and we will send you the name and contact information of a Highrock healthcare professional to encourage with it!
This group finds themselves in particularly vulnerable positions for lots of different reasons. They need to know and be reassured that they matter. And that in and through it all, the resurrected Jesus -- the one who defeated death -- is with them.
If you are able and willing to be the hands and feet Jesus to our most vulnerable community members, please sign up on this form and we’ll email you with more instructions. We will make sure the gift cards and notes of encouragement you send get distributed to our immigrant friends in the ODIS network.
Fresh Harvest Mobile Market
Volunteers are needed to distribute fresh food to residents experiencing food insecurity. Also looking for 1-2 Spanish speakers per event. Please contact: Samantha Johanson: firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
Delivering Meals or Groceries to Seniors - Weekdays
To minimize the elder populations’ exposure to the coronavirus, the Salem Council on Aging is compiling a list of available volunteers. This would be a pick-up/delivery service for seniors in the community. Volunteers are not expected to pay for these items.
Interested in helping? Call 978-744-0924 or email Teresa Arnold, COA Director at email@example.com.
A CORI check will be required of all volunteers. Click this link for a CORI form.
Please complete the CORI and scan it along with a copy of your license to firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for volunteers to help with an expanded meal delivery program for seniors beginning Monday, July 20th through the end of August. We need 3 delivery drivers on Mondays and 3 meal deliverers to hang the meals on apt doors on Mon/Wed/Fridays. The City of Salem has received state funding to continue the meal delivery program with Root that began in March and expand it to add a third day of meals each week. Root will continue to prepare meals on Mondays, and local caterer Ferreira Foods will take on preparing and delivering meals on Wednesdays and Fridays.
On Mondays, we will need 3 delivery drivers to bring the meals to the housing sites. Drivers will pick up meals at Root in Shetland Park at their loading dock and deliver meals for 3-4 housing sites each in Salem and then return the empty coolers back to Root. Additional volunteers will meet the drivers in front of the housing sites to deliver the meals to each apartment.
Learn more and contact Kerry Murphy if you can help out.
On the second Wednesday of every month, members of our church family help serve people with food insecurity in the Beverly area.
Connie Linscott and her crew have been spending the second Wednesday of the month at the Methodist church on Dane Street with our neighbors who depend on a network of local churches and organizations for a reliable evening meal. This is a thriving ministry that is more needed than ever in our current situation. We'd love your help to provide food for our next meal. Please see more details here and sign up when we post our next event!
Daily Meal Service
My Brother's Table is in high need of volunteers during all of their meal service. Sign up for a shift by calling the office during business hours: 781-595-3224.
My Brother's Table will be open for free meals EVERY DAY:
- Monday - Friday: 12pm-4pm Sandwiches and Soup
- Monday - Friday 4pm-6pm Serving Hot Dinners
- Monday - Friday: 12pm-6pm To-Go Coffee
- Saturday and Sunday: 2pm-4:30pm Hot Meals and Bagged Breakfast
Essex County food pantries and hunger relief organizations are in crisis. They are experiencing a steady increase in demand from families struggling to put food on the table due to a decrease in income, job loss and access to school-sponsored meals for their children. SPUR is actively collecting non-perishable items in the shed behind their office (6 Anderson Street, Marblehead) to distribute and also accepting financial support to help us meet increased community demands at a time when fundraising efforts and other revenue streams have halted.
(Or call organizations that might)
Rebecca Love, nurse practitioner and founder of www.sonsiel.org, is coordinating the efforts locally to alleviate shortage of PPE equipment in hospitals. The nurses are in desperate need of N-95 masks mostly, but will take anything else we can find. There is a collection behind the SPUR building at 6 Anderson St. Marblehead. Also, if you're willing to call any construction companies, churches, salons, spas, dentists, schools, labs, etc. to donate any PPE equipment they have on hand. If we all work together to make calls to local businesses, we can succeed as a community to collect the supplies needed to help save lives. Please spread the word.
There are currently 8 international students at Endicott who are not able to return to their home countries in this time. We're told that the biggest need they have is for cleaning supplies. If you are able to donate supplies, please drop them off at public safety on campus.
Do you have elderly or vulnerable neighbors? Do they know your phone number? SPUR has formatted this printable sheet to make it easier to connect.
Write to a Senior at Ledgewood Nursing Center in Beverly
Your family can make a tangible difference in the lives of our valued seniors residing at Ledgewood Nursing Center in Beverly. Please use the link above and the staff will facilitate a connection that will uplift our seniors & allow you/your family to practice compassion & empathy while making a real connection to the reason behind our mandated social distancing. Protection of our most vulnerable population.
Connect with Another Kidsrock Family from Across the Highrock Network!
One way we're hoping to keep our kiddos engaged and connected is through Kidsrock Pen Pals! All families with children birth through 5th grade are invited to sign-up to be connected with another Highrock family from across the Highrock Network.
The Salem Together Team will send out an email to all volunteers every morning M-F at approximately 9:30am
Please take a moment to review the needs reported in our community and sign-up in column "C," if your abilities, time, and assistance can match the neighbors' reported need.
If you are interested in volunteering your time or skills, please register using the link below. If and as volunteer opportunities present themselves, you will be contacted.
"Viruses Don't Discriminate and Neither Should We!"
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We know the impact of COVID-19 will have ripple effects in our lives—emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially. We want to help you with the challenges that will come your way and post opportunities to serve as they come our way. To connect with a pastor, please email us or request a pastoral virtual call by clicking on the Get Help button below.