Grace Covid Support Fund
Your donations to the Grace Covid Support Fund are helping meet the most urgent needs of people in our city right now. We’ve set up a Covid Support Team made up of staff and volunteers from Grace Vineyard Church and our own church trusts; Kairos Freestore, Compassion Trust, Youth Alive Trust and Strengthening Linwood Youth Trust. This team is assessing current community needs and directing support to where it needs to go. The needs will change over time but currently, the four areas that we’ve identified as priorities are:
Emergency Food Parcels
Since the beginning of April, emergency food parcels have been delivered to homes around the city. Kairos Freestore, Compassion Trust, Strengthening Linwood Youth Trust, Youth Alive Trust and Grace Vineyard Church have combined resources to collect the bulk food and make up the food packs. Click here to watch a video of what we've been doing.
The lockdown period has been hugely stressful for many people. Anxiety, depression and domestic violence are putting many households under immense pressure. We’ll be supporting people by paying for counselling and referring them to others that can help.
Data and Connectivity
Isolation and loneliness is a big issue right now, especially for those who can’t connect to content online. We’ll be assessing what’s needed on a case by case basis to help people stay connected to friends and family as well as good content online. Sometimes simply paying for data is a barrier. For others, all that's needed is confidence and a little bit of training.
Our business community are under huge pressure right now with reduced or no turnover. We’re looking at a whole bunch of initiatives to support business owners and leaders. We’ve started a Business Support Group where you can find helpful resources and Zoom interviews with industry experts. Click here to access our group.
To Donate to the Appeal
Bank Account: 06 0821 0579769 00
Code: Your giving number (if you have one)
Swift Code (if needed): ANZBNZ22
Thanks for your support!
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