The OHEART (Oceanside Homelessness Ecumenical Advocacy Response Team) society are working behind the scenes to find solutions for a future winter shelter and also alternative solutions to homelessness. Diane Jones is updating us as progress is made and we will report news to the congregation. We are determinded to continue to work with other like-minded organizations to alleviate the suffering of our most vulnerable sector. We invite anyone interested in these concerns to join us in supporting Knox's Discrectionary Fund, which provides food coupons and crisis relief for church members and people who walk in off the street. We also support the following organizations and societies with their ongoing relief efforts:
Kairos; SOS, Manna; The Salvation Army; Springwood School Lunch Program; Our local Foodbank.
Knox has decided to continue supporting Manna monthly, giving the $75.00 usually used to provide sandwiches, to buy canned goods and other necessities. We will restart the sandwich making twice monthly when it is safe to do so.
We are all in this together, think of ways you can help the less fortunate. Grow a bigger garden-donate your surplus, fruit and veggies when they are ready; support local farms; knit or crochet for the church bazaar, or donate items to Manna. Talk to your neighbours (6 ft. apart) and most of all Stay Safe and Healthy.
Charity addresses and locations:
Manna Homeless Society , Box 389 Errington, B.C. VOR1V0
Thankyou, from SJO and God Bless
Salvation Army donations , P.O Box 1874 Island Highway, Parksville B.C. V9P2G5 or online:
Ministers' Discretionary Fund: Knox United Church 345 Pym Street Parksville , B.C; V9P1C8 or online