The mission of Impact Ministry is to engage the Blackhawk Church community in joining God’s restorative and redemptive work through relational service and missional partnerships in local neighborhoods and global communities. We long to develop generous hearts where Christ’s commitment to love and serve is valued by everyone.
Many organizations are offering emergency care, medical supplies, shelter and food for the people displaced and affected and you can help. Blackhawk Church’s response is to pray and to connect you directly to relief organizations that are tangibly responding so that you can give to emergency relief efforts as you feel led. This is most direct way of getting the funds to where they are most needed. See links below for organizations.
- for those who’ve lost loved ones
- for families without homes
- for children who are in distress
- for rescue efforts and assistance, shelter and support
- for the local church to bring spiritual hope
- that the Holy Spirit turns hearts towards God
- Boys & Girls Club (include “Hurricane Irma efforts” in the comments section of your donation)
- Salvation Army
- Habitat for Humanity
Donate Needed Items Locally
The following items are being collected in Madison and shipped to Florida: water, diapers, toiletries, flashlights, batteries, garbage bags, snacks like granola bars and peanut butter. Please donate only these items as these are what’s being requested. Clothes, furniture, etc., will not be accepted. Please drop items off at Lighthouse Christian School at 6400 Schroeder, Madison between the hours of 8:30 am and 5:30 pm, Tuesday, September 12 through Friday, September 15.
Volunteers Needed Locally for Shift Sorting and Loading Donations:
Go to volunteeryourtime.org. United Way is coordinating the volunteer shifts needed at Lighthouse Christian Schools warehouse. People are needed between 8 am and 6 pm to sort, manage and load donations.
South Asia Floods
- Save the Children – South Asia Floods Relief Fund
We have many ongoing opportunities to serve in each passion area. To see current opportunities, click here. Select your Passion Area and click Search.
IMPACT SERVING OPPORTUNITIES
IMPACT PASSION AREAS
Homelessness & Hunger
Help at a food pantry by serving individuals, stocking shelves, organizing a clothing closet; get your hands dirty in Blackhawk’s food pantry garden; cook or serve a meal for those without a home who are seeking sustenance; help build houses for families looking for affordable housing options.
Tutor students or be a reading buddy; support local schools by interacting with children or by helping teachers and staff with tasks; provide meals for families of adult students taking classes; support local school food pantries.
Incarceration & Post Prison
Mentor incarcerated men or come alongside children impacted by parental incarceration; help clean, paint or set up apartments for formerly incarcerated men.
Racial Equity & Immigration
Tutor and mentor children; build relationships with children and their families; provide administration help for organizations whose mission is to interrupt the cycle of racism.
Babysit for survivors of local trafficking so they can attend counseling sessions; help at a food pantry or clothing closet that provides food for survivors.
Employment & Economic Stability
Mentor or tutor individuals who are taking their next steps to sustainable self-sufficiency; help seniors with outdoor & indoor chores; prepare gift boxes of clothing for unprepared first-time parents.