Loving Our Community in Uncertain Times
No one can do it all, but each of us can do something to show the love of Jesus to our family, friends, and neighbors during these challenging times.
Ways to Love Our Community
- God to provide his healing and peace during this time of illness and anxiety
- Healthcare professionals, first responders, essential workers and anyone else serving on the front lines
- Neighbors who are experiencing financial hardship or loss of employment
- Local, national, and world leadership
- Learn how to protect yourself and others by following the guidelines outlined by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). As restrictions are lifting, take precautions when going out including wearing masks, washing your hands frequently or carrying hand sanitizer, and social distancing.
- Keep tabs on your own possible COVID-19 exposure and symptoms to make sure you aren’t inadvertently exposing others, or being exposed, to sickness before you offer to help. Free COVID-19 testing is available at the Alliant Energy Center.
- Stay up to date on how the virus is affecting our area and the Forward Dane plan, the phased reopening plan Dane County through Public Health Madison and Dane County.
- Blackhawk Centro Hispano Garden Team
Join our Blackhawk Centro Hispano Garden team as we come alongside our community partner Centro Hispano of Dane County’s efforts of growing food for the community. The team will cover the weekly tasks of maintaining the Centro garden beds and compost bin throughout this garden season. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- Forward Garden – Garden Volunteer
Volunteer at Madison Area Food Pantry Garden’s newest garden, Forward Garden. Produce is given to local school food pantries, Middleton Outreach Ministry, and Badger Prairie Needs Network.
- The River Food Pantry – Pantry Volunteer
Volunteer to help with the pantry curbside pick-up operations such as food packaging, food distribution, client registration or prepare/distribute meals for the MUNCH mobile lunch program.
- Badger Prairie Needs Network – Pantry Volunteer
Volunteer with curbside service or package and label food.
Show appreciation: Share encouragement, hope, and appreciation to those people helping on the front lines.
- Say thank you.
Call or text a frontline or essential worker you know. Create a sign for your yard or window or write a note with chalk on sidewalks or driveways so that local workers will see when they walk or drive past your home.
- Send food.
Pay for a meal through Feed the Front Lines and Blue Plate Catering will prepare and deliver meals to hospitals, area police and firefighters, first responders and all other frontline workers.
Support local workers: Purchase a gift card or goods from a local business or order take out from a local restaurant.
Questions? Contact us
God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.