GEDCO NEEDS FOOD DONATIONS — cereal, soup, spaghetti sauce, canned veggies, rice, pasta, and produce. Food items can be taken to GEDCO (5502 York Road Baltimore 21212 behind St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church) Mondays or Thursdays from 9 am – 12 pm and Saturdays from 10 am – 1 pm.
T-shirt bags are needed at GEDCO for groceries. If you are spring cleaning and find some extra t-shirts, follow the directions here and bring them to GEDCO or drop them off at Second Presbyterian during a food drop off. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zgpaM3u2zng&t=3s
Donate to Amazing Grace to help with their feeding program. They are serving over 600 families per week (up from their usual 20-35 families per week). They really need proteins: peanut butter, tuna, canned chicken. Financial donations can be made here at the First English Giving link (just scroll down to Amazing Grace.)
Support Mar-Lu-Ridge by joining their walkathon: September 27: 1-4 pm. This event will be in-person, with plenty of space to spread out and be safe. Walk the 5 mile camp road to raise gifts to support our year-round ministry. A box supper and community worship will wrap up the day. OR register online for the VIRTUAL 5K Cookie Run or 1 mile Fun Run to support MLR from the comfort of your own neighborhood. You can walk, jog, or run the 5K anytime in the month of September. Register online to receive your race packet then share your photo using #mlrcookierun!
Consider a donation to Lutheran World Relief at lwr.org to help those in developing countries
Write letters for Prison Ministry – If you looking for something to do at home, write a letter to a prisoner. There is specific information on how to do that and where to send letters below. Mail prisoner letters to Community of St. Dysmas 905 Frederick Rd. Catonsville, MD 21228. NOTE: The letters have to meet certain DOC parameters: Generic expressions of thinking and praying for them are great. If you have a Bible verse or prayer you think would be an encouragement, please include it. You can sign with a first name only, or “Your brother/sister/sibling in Christ.” Write only on plain white or lined paper with black or blue ink. No color or imprinting. Simple line drawings (in the pen ink you use to write it) are fine. No information that could be used to locate or identify you.