We are still helping others!

During this challenging time, when we would all love to be helping others but we aren’t sure how to do that, know that WGPC is still reaching out! Thanks to the generosity of our current members, as well as our long-standing endowment funds, we have been able to help in the following ways:

  • A donation of $5,000 was made to both Webster-Rock Hill Ministries and Isaiah 58 Ministries to help purchase needed food and personal care items for their food pantries. We are so grateful to the faithful staff and volunteers at both of these organizations who continue to show up to serve their clients. To find out more about their work and how you can help visit their websites: Webster Rock-Hill Ministries and Isaiah 58 Ministries.
  • A donation of $1,000 was made to St. Patrick Center to help them purchase food for the sack lunches that they distribute through their lunch program as they are able.
  • A donation of $4,000 was made to Urban Sprouts Child Development Center (one of our Meyer Grant partners) to help them continue to provide at home learning kits for their students. Providing enrichment materials, books, and a connection to their teachers is crucial during this time when students are at home.
  • A donation of $3,000 was made to St. Louis Internship Program (another of our Meyer Grant partners) to help provide online learning platforms for the training programs for their high school interns. Students began working on their job skills before the pandemic hit our region, and these programs will help them continue to learn the skills they need to enter the workforce.

In addition to these donations, we have a dedicated team of members who have been hard at work sewing masks for our community. Led by Diana Likely and Betsy Wacker, the team has distributed 265 masks in the last week and a half.  Manor Grove received 165 masks, helping bring their total of needed masks up to 500. Home Sweet Home received 100 masks for themselves and some of the partner agencies they work with. They are now concentrating their energy on Beyond Housing, beginning with masks for 95 residents of their low income housing for seniors.

We seek to live Christ's love, welcome all people and joyfully serve God.