Village of Hope Haiti
UPDATE FROM HAITI, VILLAGE OF HOPE: VOH has a
new goal in our sights. They’d like to resume classes at the Village of Hope
School on Monday, August 3, 2020. As of today, the Covid-19 death toll in Haiti
is 123. The Ministry of Education is proposing a continuation of the 2019/2020
School Year in August. We are communicating closely with their team and
following all recommendations. Principal Clovis and his teachers are making the
appropriate plan to reopen and the health of our students and staff is their
top priority. They are focusing on proper social distancing, number of children
per classroom, sanitation, mask wearing procedures, etc.
is how you can help the Village of Hope School reopen:
● Pray that God’s hedge of protection around Haiti continues to keep our staff,
students and their families healthy and safe.
● Prayerfully consider providing the gift of hope and education to a child by
becoming a student sponsor.
● If you are sponsoring a student, ensure your sponsorship is up to date and
even consider sponsoring another child.
● A special financial gift to the school, guaranteeing it will be safe for the
students to return, will provide sanitizing alcohol, disinfectant, and
● Partner with congregations around the country who are making 2500 cloth masks
that will be given to the students and teachers. Please contact Marni at email@example.com if
you are willing to make masks. You can use your favorite pattern or we will
Please contact HSLC
Member Julia Soistman to help at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 561-247-7352. Thank you.
Care Ministry Needs
GAS CARD DONATIONS: The Food Pantry has a cargo van that picks up donations from generous donors almost daily. Gas cards are needed to keep the van running. You may send cards to Harry Drier, 5380 N. Ocean Dr. Apt. 6D, Singer Island, FL 33404.
FOOD AND CLOTHING PANTRY: Each week the Food Pantry distributes food to families in need in Lake Park. Due to the pandemic, we are reaching new highs in the number of families needing items. Click the link to see what the food items needed are: Community_Food_Pantry_Needs.pdf. While we have community partners, including Whole Foods, Publix, Seacoast Bank, and Palm Beach Harvest, we still need your help with donations. If you do not feel safe shopping, you can make a donation to the Care Ministry at HSLC and designate it for the Food & Clothing Pantry, or donate gift cards for food. We are in need of volunteers on Tuesdays from 8 to 11 am to safely distribute food. Contact Harry Drier for details at 561-601-8211 or email@example.com.
HOMELESS MINISTRY: Items needed for the Homeless at St. Anne's and St. George's: rolling suitcases, shoes, belts, hats, cloth shopping bags, men’s jeans/pants (sizes 28-38) and ladies pants. Small size toiletries, band aids, sunscreen, bug spray and vitamins are needed. Inexpensive watches are needed. Please place in the patio storage room. We need laptops or iPads for families in transition from homelessness. If you have one to donate, please contact Harry Drier at 561-601-8211.
DIAPER DRIVE FOR HOMELESS MOTHERS: Children’s Home Society cares for young homeless mothers and their infants. CHS provides a 2 year program that teaches these young moms how to care responsibly for their baby, educates them and finds them work. HSLC is collecting diapers. We have also begun collecting baby clothes up to 24 months. If you knit or crochet, we are taking donations of baby booties and receiving blankets. Please bring them to church. Please contact Evelyn Lyerly with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org or 561-308-1292.
GLASSES FOR HAITI: We will continue to collect reading glasses and non-prescription sunglasses to be sent to the Village of Hope in Haiti. We will have a shipment going in Spring 2020. Please continue to donate and thank you for your support.
SANDWICHES FOR THE NEEDY: Hard boiled eggs and sandwiches are needed each week for the hungry. Please bring individually wrapped sandwiches with no condiments and boiled eggs in a container and leave in the church kitchen refrigerator by 9:00 AM on Wednesday mornings.
There are many volunteer opportunities within the Care Ministry. If you have time and a passion for giving back your time, please join the Care Ministry team of volunteers by contacting Harry Drier at 561-601-8211 or email@example.com.
If you would like a copy of the most recent Church Council Meeting minutes or copies of any past meetings, please contact the church office at 561-624-9663 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Your 2020 Church Council is Peter Randolph (President), Joann Ventzek (Vice President), Wendy Elder (Secretary), Jason Ballard (Treasurer), Stephanie Dana, Josh Koenig, Matt Marsom, Cyndy Ryan, and Pastor Frank Wagner.