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COVID-19.

updates.

"Let us not love with words or tongue,

but with actions and in truth."

(1 John 3:18)

 

sunday. gatherings.

In this unprecedented time, there's a lot of questions about when we will be able to gather together again. The truth is that there's still a lot we don't know. Below is our phased approach to worshipping together in this pandemic—from continuing to worship at home to gathering together once again. We are leaning on the guidance of medical experts and government officials as we attempt to care well for people—especially the most vulnerable among us—to determine when the appropriate time is to move into each next phase.

love in action

act

Volunteer for, give to, or use the services listed below. Each represents a tangible effort to help support people across the High Country.

ask

Perhaps you or your family is in need of assistance? If so, please fill out this simple form. Someone from theHeart will be in contact with you.

love

In every way possible, we want to be a church family that puts our love into action by embracing people in their time of need. It's that simple.

 
 

response. efforts.

Hunger and Health Coalition
Volunteers Needed

Hunger and Health Coalition is in need of more volunteers. Each year Hunger and Health is normally able to receive the support of 12 college interns from App State.  With so many things up the air, they are looking to fill these roles with local residents and resident students. They have adjusted their methods for serving clients —all services are provided in a drive-thru format and no clients enter the building. All those interested in volunteering must have a negative COVID Test within a week of starting their volunteer work.  

 

  • They are currently looking for Pharmacy Volunteers able to serve some or all of a shift from 10am-3pm Tuesdays and/or Thursdays. 

  • They need lots of help in the Food Recovery Kitchen which can be done at any time during the week.

  • They are also in need of Food Runners at many various times throughout the week who can bring food and other items out to the cars of clients in their touchless drive-thru system.

  • For more information, please contact Terri Niederhammer, Volunteer Coordinator, volunteeringhhc@gmail.com or 828-262-1628

Music Therapy Opportunity for Older Adults with Dementia

The Music Therapy Program at Appalachian State University will be offering free, weekly telehealth music therapy sessions for older adults with dementia and a caregiver from September through November 2020. Sessions will include opportunities for socialization, movement, and cognitive stimulation through music involvement. No music experience is necessary. Volunteers will need home internet access plus a computer or tablet to access services. A caregiver will need to participate in each session. 

 

Prepare a Hot Meal at Hospitality House

Join a team of 5-6 volunteers who prepare a hot meal for 100 shelter- and food-insecure individuals in our community. Meal ingredients and recipe provided by theHeart. Second Sunday of the month, 3:30-5:30pm.

COVID-19 Resources and Support Groups

At a time when we all need support and connection more than ever, the Children's Council wants our community to know that while our offices are closed to the public, we are still here for you. The following programs are available to families free of charge either over the phone or on Zoom.

  • Diaper ConnectFree diapers, wipes and infant formula to Watauga County residents on Monday-Friday from10:00-3:00. Temporarily relocated to the Health & Hunger Coalition.

  • Mother's Connect—Thursday’s at 2:00 pm. Pregnancy support circle for expectant mothers via Zoom.

  • Moms for Moms—Support group for moms experiencing symptoms of perinatal and postpartum depression, anxiety, and distress. Thursday’s 8:45-10am.

  • Circle of Parents—Three different interactive, fun & supportive parent meetings.

    • Tuesday Circle: 6:30-7:30 p.m.

    • Wednesday Circle: 10:30-11:30 a.m.

    • Planeta Mamá (Planet Mom)

    • Bilingual group: Every Tuesday at 12:30-1:30 p.m.

  • Parenting Support (Triple P)—​Simple & practical strategies parents can adapt to suit their own values & beliefs about what their child needs.

  • Family Connects—Virtual home visits for parents of newborns by a caring nurse who can answer questions, offer support, and share resources.

  • For more information about any of these programs, please email Robin: robin@thechildrenscouncil.org or call at 828-355-5118. Visit www.thechildrenscouncil.org for more information.

Donate to theHeart's COVID-19 Response

Our response to COVID-19 is fully funded by your generosity and is above and beyond our ongoing personnel and operating expenses. 

#KeepBooneHealthy

In a responsible way, help #KeepBooneHealthy by supporting businesses that are making their products and services available. The Town of Boone will allow downtown restaurants to each designate a parking space for their use for curbside/takeout transactions.​​

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