Thanks for helping Strike Out Hunger!!!
What an incredible night we had this past Monday at Strike Out Hunger! This event is always the highlight of our LifeSongs Days of Summer Fun, and because of you, it was another huge success! Thank you so much to everyone who came out to donate non-perishable food for Second Harvest Food Bank.
I love how our listeners are always willing to give back to the community and help those in need, and it got me thinking: What other ways can we give back and volunteer, and what are some other organizations that we can support?
Maybe you have a little more time on your hands this summer, and you would be able to spend an hour a week volunteering at the following organizations:
The mission of Second Harvest Food Bank of Greater New Orleans and Acadiana is to lead the fight against hunger in south Louisiana through food distribution, advocacy, education and disaster response.
You can help Second Harvest Food Bank by volunteering to assist with a variety of projects that include sorting, boxing and repackaging donated food for distribution, warehouse assistance, administrative work, gleaning (seasonal), agency assistance and mobile pantry outreach.
The New Orleans Rescue Mission is the Largest, full service Christian charity in the Gulf South. Established in 1989, the New Orleans Mission is a private 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization that was initially created as a service provider for a growing population of homeless men living in our city. Today, the Mission is the largest faith based private service provider among 60 shelters catering to the homeless population of New Orleans. Their overnight shelter capacity has grown from 80 men to 244, including 22 women.
Volunteers are needed to help cook and serve food at the mission, sort clothes in the clothing closet, provide assistance in community outreach, and much more.
Since its inception, NOAHH has been working in partnership with hard working, low-income families in New Orleans to build and finance new, safe, affordable homes. The program makes homeownership possible for families who are unable to qualify for traditional home loans but have a stable job, good or no credit, and the willingness to contribute 350 hours of sweat equity to the building of Habitat homes.
Habitat For Humanity invites volunteers to help build homes, work in the ReStore, serve on committees, and help with special projects that benefit the organization.
Helping others is something that every Christian is called to do, and it can have a huge affect on the life of a believer. Each month, my church goes down to Woldenberg Park to help feed and minister to some of the homeless people downtown. This has made a huge impact on my life and on the life of my church.
There are a variety of opportunities for us to give back to the community and help those in need. Would you consider stepping up to the plate and doing what you can to help others?