Mission and Outreach
during COVID 19
Golf Tournament - Virtual Fundraiser
We are in the third week of our Virtual Golf Fundraiser, and to date we have raised $1,125 of our $3,500 goal. A sincere thank you to all those who have already donated! If you have not yet donated we ask that you prayerfully consider making a contribution to support our Mission and Outreach discretionary funds for the coming year. Donations can be made by sending a check to WFPC and writing "Golf - Mission Outreach" in the memo area or by using this link: https://wfpc.breezechms.com/give/online and selecting "Golf - Mission Outreach" from the drop down menu.
Finally, we encourage you to view a special video presentation (above) of how your contributions are put to good use to help those in need in our community, country, and around the world.
Virtual Veterans Day Food Drive
This Veterans Day honor our veterans and our men and women actively serving overseas by donating to WFPC's virtual Veterans Day Food Drive.
Last year our WFPC Veterans Day Food Drive at Lowe's Foods netted thirteen shopping carts of food and $353.50 in cash donations. That drive enabled our Veterans Ministry to help stock the Durham VA Emergency Food Pantry for six months, and it enabled Mission2Military to send care packages to our men and women serving overseas who would not otherwise receive packages from home.
This year, because we cannot hold our Veterans Day Food Drive at Lowes Foods, we are asking for financial contributions to help our ministries purchase what we need to continue to support our veterans in crisis and our deployed armed forces during these difficult times. Please follow this link to donate online and select Veterans Ministry from the drop-down menu: https://wfpc.breezechms.com/give/online
Thank you with all our hearts!
Mission2Military and Veterans Ministry
Successful Sweet Potato Harvest!
A big thank you to all the volunteers that showed up last Saturday to help with the sweet potato harvest in our WFPC Giving Garden! Together we harvested, cleaned, sorted, and weighed 725 lbs of potatoes that will be donated to local food pantries. It was a great morning of fun, fellowship, fresh air!
Glory Tabernacle Food Pantry Project
We did it! Over the past three weeks, eleven volunteers from WFPC worked to build a driveway and a covered area to make it easier and safer for the Glory Tabernacle Food Pantry to distribute food to those in our community who are food insecure. Thank you WFPC volunteers who dug holes, poured concrete, hammered nails, cut wood and installed metal roofing -- a job well done! This is an example of a valuable mission project that was funded using Mission and Outreach discretionary funds.
Our local Tri Area Ministry in downtown Wake Forest is currently requesting donations of wipes, cereals, rice, and pasta in addition to the ongoing need for egg cartons that hold one dozen eggs. Donations are accepted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and the third Saturday of the month from 10:00 am to 1:00 pm at 149 E. Holding Avenue. Thanks to your generous donations, TAM was able to serve 931 families in September. That is over 130 families more than they had been averaging prior to Covid-19.
Keep the Kids in Mind
The Backpack Buddies continues to serve kids at our Wake Forest Boys and Girls Club on a weekly basis. If you are interested in dropping off your plastic shopping bags or making food donations, please contact Ed Tharrington at email@example.com for specific information on what items are needed. Your ongoing support through financial donations can be made by mailing a check to Wake Forest Presbyterian church noted for "Backpack Buddies." If you would like to volunteer your time to help with packing bags or meal deliveries to the Boys and Girls club, please contact Heather Wheeler at firstname.lastname@example.org. These volunteer activities require an hour or less of your time each week. Thank you for your support!
Gleaning at First Fruits Farm - The Great Harvest at First Fruits Farm (Jason Brown's farm) is taking place on October 24th. Unlike our typical gleaning events, First Fruits invites volunteers to harvest their entire field of sweet potatoes instead of gleaning what isn't considered marketable. Last year over 76,000 pounds of sweet potatoes were harvested and indications are good that this year will be just as bountiful!
To keep all gleaners safe and have an efficient harvest, the hosting farmers, Jason and Tay Brown, plan to divide their field into quadrants where 50 people can safely social distance within each quadrant. This will allow a total of 200 volunteers working at one time. Because this event typically attracts more than 200 volunteers they will be working in two shifts. First shift is from 8am-10am & second shift from 10:30am-12:30pm. Volunteers will be given more directions about splitting up into quadrants when they arrive at the field. Click this link to register: First Fruits Harvest Registration