‘Social distancing’ is a phrase we never knew at the turn of the year but it has quickly become as much a part of our daily lives as eating and breathing. But we can’t allow the requirements of social distancing to drive us to become socially distant – ignorant to the cry of the poor and the needs of our neighbour.
Through our centres of mission we’ve seen first-hand how the COVID-19 pandemic has made it even harder for the marginalised and overlooked in our society to access basic human rights such as food, shelter and community. As lockdown brought many things to a screaming halt, we have not been standing still. Since Church Army began in 1882 we’ve never stood still.
We’re still supporting the homeless, the isolated, people living with mental ill health, the hungry, those with too much month at the end of their money; we’re still meeting the need wherever we find it and wherever we can.
While the Government has provided some financial assistance to individuals and businesses, and we’re thankful for that, there are many people still falling through the cracks of society and that’s where we can help to pick up the pieces but that also means we pick up the cost of providing support. For many of those we work with on a daily basis, life is really, really hard and when your position seems hopeless it can literally become a life and death situation. That’s where, together, we come in:
Would you do something amazing and stand with us by making a gift to Church Army today and help to bring hope in a changing world?
Of course, we understand that there may be reasons why you’re unable to make a donation and that’s ok. If that’s you, we have a CHALLENGE for you! Whether you’ve made a donation today or not we’d like YOU (and your friends) to take part in the 1882 Challenge
between 18 and 26 September.
Could you do some sort of fundraising challenge around the numbers 18, 82 or even 1882? Think 18 cakes for a cake sale, an 82 metre hopscotch, 1882 minutes of running during a week, or…well you get the idea! We’ve made it easy to set up a fundraising page on Just Giving. Help us to raise £82,000 this September to support three new centres of mission for a whole year. Find out more about the 1882 Challenge, and get involved!
A man once asked Jesus, “Who is my neighbour?” You can read Jesus’ reply in the Bible in Luke 10:25-37. We can’t afford to stand still or be socially distant. Time is short and we need to act now! Please help however you can. Thank you so much!
When you give, you're housing the homeless, feeding the hungry and serving the poor. Your donation makes a huge difference. Thank you!
Find our more about how our centres of mission have been supporting those in need by watching our COVID-19 Diaries
“'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbour as yourself.'"