GivingTuesday

Contact:Dulce JonesNew Life Evangelistic Center314-421-3020djones@nlecstl.org New Life Evangelistic Center Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with #GivingTuesdayNow Help for the Homeless during the Covid-19 Crisis, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity Overland, Missouri May 5, 2020 – New […]

Contact:
Dulce Jones
New Life Evangelistic Center
314-421-3020
[email protected]

New Life Evangelistic Center Responds to Urgent COVID19 Need with #GivingTuesdayNow Help for the Homeless during the Covid-19 Crisis, Joining #GivingTuesdayNow in Global Day of Giving and Unity

Overland, Missouri May 5, 2020 – New Life Evangelistic Center is responding to meet the needs of people experiencing homelessness by supplies for people experiencing homelessness in the St. Louis and Springfield area.

#GivingTuesdayNow is a new global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 – in addition to the regularly scheduled Dec 1, 2020 #GivingTuesday – as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.The day is designed to drive an influx of generosity, citizen engagement, business and philanthropy activation, and support for communities and nonprofits around the world.

At a time when we are all experiencing the pandemic, generosity is what brings people of all races, faiths, and political views together across the globe. Generosity gives everyone power to make a positive change in the lives of others and is a fundamental value anyone can act on. It’s a day for everyone around the world to stand together and give back in all ways, no matter who or where we are.

Many cities, including the City of St. Louis and St. Louis County are under a necessary shelter-in-place order along alongside strong social distancing recommendations.

But our unhoused neighbors living in congregate settings like shelters, transportation centers and encampments can’t stay home and effectively socially distance. If we don’t allow all of our residents to socially distance, it’s not just a risk to the unhoused, but it’s also a risk to housed people and our health care systems.

There is a shortage of masks, gloves, sanitizers, thermometers, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and other items at New Life Evangelistic Center. We are purchasing face masks, gloves, sanitizers, thermometers, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and other items needed to protect our Safe House guests and the staff members and volunteers that meet the needs of the homeless in the St. Louis and Springfield area daily, so they can continue to meet those needs.

We need face masks, sanitizer, personal hygiene items and other items to pass out to the homeless.

We also need prepackaged food, sandwiches and water to hand out.

WE NEED HELP!

Unfortunately, our funds were already low before this crisis started. We are struggling to keep up with the demand.

How can you help?

We ask that you consider making a donation to contribute. Every dollar counts no donation is too small. If you want to help our homeless first responders, chip in $25, $50, $100, or whatever you can afford.

If you’re a business owner and you have the means to take action, make a large tax-deductible donation.

If you can purchase new masks, gloves, sanitizers, thermometers, personal hygiene items, cleaning supplies and other items for us, please do so. You can drop them off at 2428 Woodson Rd., Overland, MO or 806 N. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, MO. Call (314) 421-3020 if you have any questions.

This is a link to our Amazon Charity List. However, we know how hard it is to find these items, so look anywhere you can. https://smile.amazon.com/hz/charitylist/ls/3B7BQUC2H9I23/ref=smi_cl_wl_rd_cl

Simply sharing about this could have a large impact on the livelihood of these individuals.

It is urgent that we protect the homeless and those meeting their needs. They do not have a home to shelter-in-place in. They do not have the means to purchase items for protection from the virus.

The pandemic is growing and we need to stay ahead of what is yet to come.

People can show their generosity in a variety of ways during #GivingTuesdayNow, whether it’s helping a neighbor, advocating for an issue, sharing a skill, or giving to causes, every act of generosity counts. The global movement will emphasize opportunities to give back to communities and causes in safe ways that allow for social connection even while practicing physical distancing.

“As a global community, we can mourn this moment of extreme crisis while also finding the opportunity to support one another. We each have the power to make an impact with acts of generosity, no matter how small, and to ensure the sustainability of organizations and services that are crucial to the care and support of our communities,” said Asha Curran, CEO of GivingTuesday. “#GivingTuesdayNow is a chance for us to stand united and use grassroots generosity to show that we are all in this together, beginning to end. Even as many face financial uncertainty, generosity is not about size. From calling an elderly neighbor to chat to offering translation help; from showing gratitude to our healthcare workers to donating to your local food bank, every act of kindness is a beacon of hope in this crisis. We all have something to give, and every act of human consideration and kindness matters.”

Those interested in joining New Life Evangelistic Center’s #GivingTuesdayNow efforts can visit https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/givingtuesdaynow-help-for-the-homeless-during-the-covid-19-crisis.

For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit the GivingTuesday website (www.givingtuesday.org), Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/GivingTuesday) or follow @GivingTuesday and #GivingTuesdayNow on Twitter. For youth interested in joining the movement, visit GivingTuesdayKids.org for inspiration and project ideas.

About New Life Evangelistic Center

New Life Evangelistic Center is a non-profit 501c3 church center composed of over 50 staff members and countless volunteers, all dedicated to providing effective support for the poor and homeless in Saint Louis and beyond. Founded by Rev. Larry and Penny Rice, NLEC has been headquartered in Saint Louis since 1972, with other centers in Missouri, Illinois, Arkansas, and Kansas.

About GivingTuesday

GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past eight years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.

#GivingTuesdayNow is organized by GivingTuesday, in partnership with its global network of leaders, partners, communities and generous individuals. GivingTuesday is a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.