Grace Presbyterian Church 113 Hargrove Road, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401 205-758-1193

COVID-19: How Can I Help?

I love hearing from you that you want to help the community during the pandemic. Here are some resources and requests we've collected from community organizations in West Alabama. As you hear of additional volunteer efforts please post them on our Facebook page or share them with the office.

Blessings,

Cathy

 

Text to Help the Census!

If you would like to help Alabama improve our census participation you can contact Mike Nicholson at  [email protected].  He will provide you with information which will allow you to help with the census via texting.

Presently Alabama is at 61% participation in the census.  This is below the national average. 

Financial Assistance

The Matthew 25 Fund is used at the pastor's discretion to aid community members in need of financial assistance. It helps with things like utility bills, rent, etc.

Pastor Cathy's ability to help those who ask is dependent on donations to this fund. Click here to donate to Grace and designate your gift for Matthew 25.

 

Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl

Tuscaloosa Community Soup Bowl needs drop-in volunteers.

Come to the back door at 10:30 a.m. on weekdays. Taking first 4-5 volunteers.

Weekend service has been suspended.

1711 23rd Avenue
Tuscaloosa, AL 35401

 

Meals on Wheels

The United Way is coordinating weekday deliveries for Meals on Wheels. They need drivers for these weekday shifts. Contact the United Way of West Alabama at  205-345-6640

 

Letter Writing Campaigns

Each month, the Mission, Peace and Justice Committee identifies an issue around which we can raise our voices together to advocate for change. We believe that a life of faith requires us to stand up for justice.

While you are stuck at home, we invite you to join us in our current letter writing campaign.

Current Campaign:

Our current campaign is a campaign on behalf of the United States Postal Service.

Click here to participate.

Emergency Food Bags

Each emergency bag includes a breakfast, lunch, and dinner for two adults. We distribute these bags to anyone who needs them at any time that the office is open.

Demand for these bags has increased, and we appreciate your help. Click here for information about what goes in an emergency food bag.

 

In-Kind Donations Needed

DCH is in need of touchless thermometers.

Julie Mann at The United Way of West Alabama is coordinating in-kind donations for United Way partner organizations. Spray the donations and collection box with disinfectant and then deliver to the door of an agency in need. You can also deliver to the United Way office and Julie will distribute the items. If you have any questions, call Julie at 205-345-6640.

The Alabama Appleseed Center for Law and Justice is collecting soap and hygiene products for people in Alabama's prisons. There are three ways to donate: 

 

Research Participation

UAB is tracking symptoms and the spread of COVID-19 across the deep South. To help, check in daily at helpbeatcovid19.org whether you feel sick or not!

The Henne Group (a Market Research company in San Francisco), in collaboration with the Vanderbilt Center for Medicine, Health, and Society, is studying the impact of COVID-19 on LGBTQ communities. Participants must be 18 years of age or older. Participation is voluntary and strictly confidential. Take the 10-15 minute survey here: https://redcap.link/LGBTQcovid19.

Alabama is lagging behind other states in census completion. If you have not already completed your 2020 census, please do so at 2020census.gov.