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