“Need a Neighbor” initiative begins in Evansville


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) — Volunteers from local Evansville churches have come together to help those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Need A Neighbor initiative matches a person with a need to a person who wants to meet a need. Needs can include a meal, groceries, essential supplies, prayer, a friendly phone call, or a referral for financial assistance related to coronavirus.

“Anybody with a need in the Greater Evansville Area is welcome to go and post that need and we are looking forward to serving those needs. It really is a church mobilization tool though. Through our work at Community One we do a lot of work with local churches already and that’s the natural group of people that we have a connection to,” Eric Cummings, Community One Executive Director, said.

You can share your need online , and organizers will try to connect you with a neighbor that can help. You can also submit a need on behalf of a family member or neighbor who may not know about Need A Neighbor or who may be unable to fill out the form. Need A Neighbor says they cannot guarantee every need will be met or how quickly it will be met.

If your church is not yet participating in the Need a Neighbor outreach and would like to, go to www.needaneighbor.org and scroll to the bottom to learn more about joining the neighboring movement.

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(This story was originally published on March 31, 2020)

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