Looking for ways to help your community during the COVID-19 crisis? We are conducting the following activities while doing our best to comply with safe practices and social distancing guidelines. Please only participate in these activities if you feel comfortable doing so. If you feel unwell or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not participate. If desired, ministry leads and volunteers may request a copy of our Mission Activity Health Procedures During COVID-19 Crisis by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Help Hurley, VA
This summer marks the first time in 21 years that Glen Mar has not sent a group of missioners to Hurley, VA for a week of relational ministry with construction on the side. Each summer, Glen Mar's team of adults and youth have repaired homes through Hurley Community Development, which has helped residents of Hurley stay warmer, safer, and drier. HCD also helps with food insecurity, feeding hungry neighbors and helping with the issues of poverty that challenge these good folks of rural Appalachia, many of whom have become like family to us. In this time of pandemic, needs are greater and harder to meet, so Glen Mar's support is particularly important. So, whether or not you've been to Hurley, we hope you'll consider helping.
HURLEY COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT, INC.
P.O. Box 693
Hurley, VA 24620-0693
For more information, visit: https://www.hurleycommunitydevelopment.org/
Mask-Making Efforts for Those in Need
Glen Mar continues to make homemade face masks to help those in need. Kits containing ready-to-sew materials can be provided to those who wish to sew. Help with ironing is needed from those who do not sew. To help out or get more information, please see below or contact email@example.com. Donations of mask-making supplies are needed. Please see below.
NOTE: If you feel unwell or think you have been exposed to COVID-19, please do not handle the mask materials. While we are not delivering a sterile product, we want to do all we can to protect the recipients.
SAFETY NOTICE: Do not leave a young child unattended with a mask.
Drop-off and pick-up is available on our coordinator's porch. Hand sanitizer or wipes are provided. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to get her address.
- Use 100% pre-washed woven cotton
- Use non-shiny ribbon/fabric head ties
- Thread, any color
- Sewing Machine Needles
- Elastic – Up to ½ inch through ¼ inch or narrower
- 100% cotton fabric
- Cotton blend fabric
- Grosgrain ribbon (1/4-, 3/8-, ½-, or 5/8-inch wide)
- Pipe cleaners or chenille stems
Donate Personal Care Kits for My Sister's Place Women's Center
Glen Mar is accepting donations for personal care kits to be provided to My Sister’s Place Women’s Center. My Sister’s Place (day shelter and resource center), located in Baltimore City, serves women and children experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Donations can be dropped off or arrangements can be made to have donations picked up. Email email@example.com for more information and drop-off location.
Additional Opportunities to Serve
Please visit www.daycenter.org for a list of needs and days/times to drop off. NOTE: No clothing donations are being accepted at this time. Please see their home page for COVID-19 updates.
Glen Mar's Current Contribution: As we have been doing for many years, a small team of Glen Mar members provides meat loaves and milk on the 4th Tuesday of each month.
What you can do: Many of Glen Mar’s team are in the 60+ age category which is considered an “at risk” group. While they want to continue to help, they are limited in their ability to shop. We need volunteers under age 60 to help with this ministry by shopping for supplies prior to the 4th Tuesday of each month.
Who to contact: Linda Hunt at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make an Online Donation to our Partner Organizations
- Board of Childcare of the United Methodist Church
- Bridges to Housing Stability
- Little Flowers Early Childhood and Development Center
- Grassroots Crisis Intervention Center
- Habitat for Humanity Chesapeake
- Help End Homelessness in Howard County
- HopeWorks of Howard County
- Howard County Food Bank
- Manna House Soup Kitchen
Contact our Mission Board
Do you have questions, or know of another opportunity? Contact email@example.com.
Youth & Mission Trip participants: Please find our Volunteer Forms here.