VOLUNTEER WITH CAREPORTAL AT BLUE GRASS CHURCH!
In the past year, 36 children have been helped with a financial impact for these families of nearly $19,000, through generous donations from our Blue Grass community.
We’d love for you to join us as we continue to grow this ministry. CarePortal volunteers are needed at Blue Grass to help out with seeking donations, delivering donations to families, assembling beds, providing ongoing correspondence with families, and more.
Please join us for an informational meeting Tuesday, May 24th at 6:30 pm in the Hospitality Room at our Main Campus (14200 Petersburg Rd).
You may also contact Rachel Riggs with any questions.
Our Mission Focus for the month of May is CarePortal.
CarePortal is a ministry that brings together local churches and the Department of Child Services to help strengthen families in our community and build relationships between them and the Church.
In an effort to address the foster care crisis in our state, CarePortal seeks to keep kids with their biological families where such a situation is safe. They do this by working with DCS to learn of specific needs among families in Vanderburgh County, and making church partners aware of those needs. Whether it’s beds, clothes, food, or help with a utility bill or rent, churches then join together to respond to those needs that would otherwise have the potential to lead to the removal of children from their home; supporting the family and taking pressure off the foster care system.
Financial donations collected this month will help us respond to these needs right here in Vanderburgh County as we share our love for God by blessing these families.
You can give in person at the Main Campus, or online at bluegrassumc.org/give. However you give, thanks for being a congregation that cares about missions, and cares about families.
As needs arise, you’ll have the opportunity to respond to specific requests for items and other forms of aid. And if you’d like to get involved with the CarePortal Response Team here at Blue Grass Church, contact Rachel Riggs.