Heritage Helps is an umbrella program that includes various elements of our ministries coming together to meet the needs of the community. It is the fulfillment of Pastor Sullivan's vision of the Unstoppable Church. Each month we come together to pack boxes in a socially distanced manner for the food insecure in our community. As the pandemic continues, the need has increased each month. We are now serving more than 500 families, seniors and others in the Reston-Herndon area. As a part of this program, we also see to provide personal protection equipment, in the form of masks and gloves to these families.
For the month of October, the Lord has made a way for us to distribute 1,200 boxes of 32 pounds during weekly distribution sessions on Saturdays in October. We will be partnering with the Fairfax County Food Access program and the US Department of Agriculture Food Delivery program to give away more than 4,800 boxes, or more than 153,600 pounds of food this month!
Inside each box is everything needed to bless a family with nutritious meals: produce, dairy and meat.
Please consider how you might join in this ministry.
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Click here to Volunteer to Serve with Heritage Helps one or more Saturdays in October, 2020
Volunteers will gather at Heritage Fellowship Church to distribute the boxes to families in need. The volunteer shifts will start that day as early as 8:00 a.m., and all volunteer shifts will be over by 12:00 p.m. (noon). Each shift requires 30 volunteers. Volunteers will serve 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 and 10/31. The sign up link allows you to pick the shift or shifts that work best for you!
We observe the guidelines of the CDC and the Virginia Health Department to ensure both our volunteers and the families we serve remain safe. If you have questions about the precautions, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Cannot do it in October? Consider joining us November 21 and December 19. Just let us know which Saturday works for you and your family!
- Click here to Commit to Provide Masks and other Personal Protection Equipment to Families
We have learned most of these families also need masks and gloves. Volunteers are needed to sew and/or purchase masks to donate to these families. When you click the link, put Heritage Helps in the message and let us know how many masks you plan to contribute.
Click here to Donate funds to Heritage Helps
Your contribution of $50 will feed two (2) families with boxes of food weighing 22-25 pounds each! If you are able to give more, or if you are unable to make that financial commitment, please give what the Lord has placed on your heart to give. Select "Heritage Helps" so that your donation will go directly to this program.