CURRENT  MISSION PROJECTS
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DCPC is involved in many projects across the surrounding area.  Whatever your skills, resources, or physical abilities, your help is needed!

 

Tornado and Storm Response

The loss of life and destruction of homes, businesses, and communities is heartbreaking. Presbyterian Disaster Assistance is assessing the damage and involved in relief and recovery efforts. To learn more go to https://pda.pcusa.org/situation/december-tornadoes/) You may make a gift to DCPC with Tornado Response in the memo or you may send a gift directly to Presbyterian Disaster Assistance through this link. We will be looking for opportunities to go to Kentucky in person for the long term relief and rebuilding efforts.  

Ten Cents a Meal

Ten Cents a Meal DCPC, through it’s Community Missions Committee, participates in The Presbytery of Charlotte’s Ten Cents a Meal program. Offerings collected are shared with local nonprofits whose mission it is to reduce hunger and end poverty. The first Sunday of each month is designated as Ten Cents a Meal Sunday. If you were to participate as designed you would consider a donation of $9.30 per person in your family per 31 day month (.10/meal x 3 meals a day).  Of course, any amount is greatly appreciated. You may also give online. Simply note Ten Cents a Meal in the memo line. Thank you for helping us achieve a Matthew 25 initiative – to eradicate systemic poverty. 

 Help with Refugee Support

As we continue to look for ways to support Refugee Resettlement we want to let you know of a few ways you can be involved right now. Please consider the following ideas and reach out to Robert Alexander at ralexander@dcpc.org if you have questions.

  1. Consider a contribution to DCPC for Refugee Support. Place “Refugee Support” in the memo line.

  2. Look for housing options and think about creative ways to provide housing.

  3. Provide storage space for furniture and household supplies.

  4. Provide furniture and household supplies.

Pray for refugees to be safe, to find welcome, and to be provided with what they need to thrive.

 

We Still Collect Food and Hygiene Items 

When you are at the store, consider picking up a few extra items for our neighbors in need and drop them in the bins on the Congregation House porch. Any non-perishable food items are welcome. Here is a list of immediate needs at FeedNC (This list changed periodically): Canned Potatoes, Chicken Broth, Beef Broth, Mixed Vegetables, Spaghetti Sauce, Ketchup, Black Pepper, Lysol Disinfectant, Mustard, Baked Beans, K-Cups, Coffee Creamer, Grits - Large Boxes, Rice, Sauerkraut. Hygiene Items are taken to Ada Jenkins: Items needed are toilet tissue, shampoo, shaving razors/cream, deodorant, and soap.

 

Amigos Reading Tutors Needed

Reading Tutors Needed You can make a difference in the life of a child through reading.  The DCPC Amigos tutoring program works with elementary school Latino children at Huntersville Elementary.  Latinos are some of those most severely impacted by the pandemic, and they are in great need of help getting back on track to succeed in school.  The program will resume operation at Huntersville Elementary on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 beginning on January 10.  Tutors may choose one or both days to volunteer.  If this is something you would like to be a part of, contact Rosemary Klein at 704-439-7864 or rosemaryklein924@gmail.com.  

 

Math Tutoring at Blythe Elementary

Support a Student at Blythe Elementary! Want to support a child at Blythe Elementary with only 1 hour per week? Heart Math Tutoring trains and supports volunteers as tutors to work one-on-one with a student who needs foundational math skills and confidence! With the support of an on-site coordinator, volunteers use an easy-to-follow, proven curriculum featuring hands-on activities and games. Volunteers work with the same student all year building a relationship and strengthening skills. You can sign up to volunteer at https://heartmathtutoring.org/volunteers/ become-a-volunteer/ and select your day and time for Blythe (8-9 am or 1:30-2:30 pm). Please email Padgett Vaughn at padgett.vaughn@heartmathtutoring.org or reach out to your fellow DCPC member and experienced Heart volunteer Rosemary Klein at rosemaryklein924@gmail.com with questions.

 

Volunteer at The Pines

The Pines at Davidson is seeking volunteers for its Health Care Center. Volunteers would spend time with the health care residents and help them with small tasks. This is a wonderful opportunity to spread love and to serve others. If you are interested, please click here to learn more.