Ways to help others in need during the crisis.
- (new!) Parishioners in Need: Help parish families impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. Many have been laid off from their jobs. And some families are not eligible to receive the government stimulus check, or to receive unemployment compensation. Will you help them with your donation?
- (new!) Act to Protect All of Oregon's Workers. Many contributing immigrant Oregonians have lost their jobs because of the pandemic and have no access to any wage replacement program such as Oregon's Unemployment Insurance program. You can help. Learn more.
- (new!) Community Resources. NAYA knows that Indigenous people have a long history of resiliency in times of uncertainty. Even so, we hope that providing information on community resources is helpful for those families making rapid adjustments in routines and behaviors due to COVID-19.
- Inform Yourself: For information that you can trust, go to the World Health Organization and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) websites. You can pass along information on how to protect yourself from the virus by visiting this CDC page.
- Staying Connected. Many of our parishioners do not have email or internet access. And so they can't make use of the Sunday Page or stay connected with us digitally. We are looking for volunteers who would be willing to call these parishioners once a week while we are not able to gather for worship. Would you volunteer to make a few calls each week? If so, contact Leif at 503-351-9889 or email@example.com. No one should be left isolated.
- SVDP Food Calls. Extra help is needed delivering food boxes to our SVDP Food Pantry patrons. During the virus crisis we cannot allow them to enter the pantry, so boxes are prepared and delivered to those who request. Care to help? Contact Marianne Mauldin at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Options curated by CNN: How to feed the hungry, protect health professionals, aid refugees and support service workers during the pandemic.
- St. Charles Social Justice Ministry: contribute money to social justice efforts of the parish. Our Social Justice Ministry is currently working on (or identifying) several projects to help others in need during the crisis.