CARE AMIDST THE CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19)

In the midst of a global pandemic, we want to be a clear picture of God’s love across our city. One of the ways we can show God’s love is by participating in publicly endorsed strategies of containment, including social distancing. That’s why we’re not gathering together in person – because this is one of the best ways we can love others right now. At the same time, we don’t want to isolate people who are in need all around us. As a church together and as individual Christians, we want to care for others in any way that we can according to all the health and safety guidelines and recommendations made by government leaders and health professionals.

Therefore, we are coordinating a church-wide effort to provide help and deliver soap and food products to neighbors and communities in need. We have a network of relationships with schools and other churches, and they have shared with us about the need for food for children in light of them not being in school, and for families in light of various challenges at work. As a result, we are working closely with local officials according to CDC guidelines to pack and deliver helpful products to communities across our city. See below for more details about this church-wide effort.

In addition, we are also encouraging church members to reach out individually to people in your neighborhoods who might need help during this time. You can download and print this flyer to connect individually with your neighbors in order to care for them. Keep in mind that as you distribute these flyers to your neighbors, you are personally assuming responsibility for helping them as much as you can. We are working to have care packages with soap and food products available at MBC campuses so that you can come to one of our buildings, pick up care packages, and deliver them to neighbors, as needed.

Finally, if you are a member of MBC and you have specific needs for help, please contact us here.

How can I be involved in this church-wide effort to help communities in need?

Start by filling out this Interest Form, and we will reach out to you with opportunities to get involved, including packing and delivering products. Please be patient with us as we coordinate many moving parts amidst a constantly changing situation.

Food Donation *NO GLASS*

Please leave food donations at the Tysons Campus Clothing Shop donation cottage (in front of Door 2 on the lower level parking garage)

  • Canned veggies, beans, soups, fruit and tuna
  • Rice and potato flakes (starchy side dishes)
  • Pasta and pasta sauce
  • Mac & Cheese
  • Cereal/oatmeal
  • Granola bars
  • Peanut butter
  • Bar soap
Who can be involved in this church-wide effort to help communities in need?

We strongly encourage those who are more at-risk in light of the coronavirus (COVID-19), particularly the elderly and those with current medical conditions or compromised immune systems, to stay at home as much as possible during this time. In addition, if you have any symptoms of sickness or have been exposed to anyone who is sick, you are not permitted to be a part of this work. Please stay at home and contact a medical professional, as appropriate. Finally, for various reasons, we are requiring all who are involved in this effort to be at least 12 years old.

What kind of products are we packing and delivering?

We are packing non-perishable food items as well as soap into care packages for delivery.

Where and when are we delivering these care packages?

MBC has a network of relationships across all of our campuses and counties in the DMV with schools and churches in various at-risk communities. We are coordinating deliveries with local officials in each of these communities. We will post on this site the specific locations and times for deliveries. During these time windows, anyone who is in need or knows someone in need can come and pick up products that we have packed.

Upcoming Distribution Locations:

How are we ensuring safety when packing and/or delivering care packages?

We are working within CDC guidelines for safety and sanitation in all that we are doing. From hand washing and sanitizing to using gloves and following guidelines for social distancing in the packing process, we are undertaking these efforts with extreme sensitivity to sanitary, medical, and safety concerns for those who are packing, delivering, and/or receiving care packages.

I’m a member of MBC, and I would like to pick up care packages for people in need. How can I do that?

We will have designated pick-up times at MBC campuses. For locations and times, please see the schedule above under, “Where are we delivering these products?”

Can you deliver a care package to my home?

We are currently only coordinating delivery to certain communities at certain times (see above under, “Where are we delivering these products?”). However, if you are a member of MBC with a specific need and you are unable to pick up a care package at one of these locations or times, please contact us here.

How can I donate to this effort?

Thank you for asking…and donating! Please click here to give toward the MBC Church Fund, and on behalf of all those who are being helped, thank you for your generosity!

Upcoming Distribution Sites:

INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

  • Volunteer Interest Form
  • Download and print this flyer to connect individually with your neighbors in order to care for them.
  • If you are a member of MBC and you have specific needs for help, please contact us here.
  • Contribute financially by giving toward the MBC Church Fund here. Thank you for your generosity!