"For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me. I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me." Matthew 25:35-40
What is the Licking County Coalition of Care? It is a faith-based emergency-assistance organization whose purpose is to offer support and resources not available or not known to be available elsewhere in Licking County for individuals and families in crisis. Crisis is defined as being in immediate need of one or more of the following: food, shelter, clothing or an immediate need of assistance with one or more of the following: paying for housing, utilities, transportation, repairs, childcare, medical or dental needs, or job/home/school related supplies. Support may include spiritual and practical as well as financial assistance. Referrals to Licking County service agencies, churches and programs will be recommended and facilitated as needed. If you or someone you know needs help please call 740-670-9700 or visit www.coalitionofcare.com
Community Helpline: Simply dial 211
To help defray the expense of food items that are purchased for the once-a-month community meal we put on with the 1st United Methodist Church, both churches sell gift cards. A portion of each gift card sold is refunded by that business to offset the cost of providing these monthly meals. You will find the gift card display in the lobby between the church and education building. Gift cards are sold on the first Sunday of each month.
If you would like to join in this outreach program, you may do so in a variety of ways.
1) You can help by serving as a volunteer during mealtime
2) You can provide a dessert and drop it off at St. Paul’s on the second Wednesday between noon and 1:00 pm
3) You can treat yourself or others by purchasing a gift card for Bob Evans, Giant Eagle, Best Buy, or many others available.
Just leave your name with the church secretary at the back of the church as you leave.
The Coalition of Care Needs Office Volunteers! The Coalition of Care needs help answering the phone, filing and doing general office work. Volunteers usually work from 9-1 or 1-5, but the hours can be flexible. If you are interested in helping out in the office, please stop by at 105 Jefferson Street, or call the Coalition at 670-9700.