Archive | COVID-19



DOER volunteers can support the CARITAS mission of providing  shelter and effective, permanent solutions to individuals and families dealing with the crisis of homelessness and/or addiction in the Metro Richmond area.  Here are some ways to support this ministry: Donate grocery cards (Walmart, Kroger, Food Lion) and fast food gift cards (McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-A, Subway, Panera). [...]
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COVID – 19: What to Know About Church

Some Questions & Answers to Help Us Gain a Common Understanding of Our Faith Community’s Response to COVID-19 Safety Considerations When can we re-gather? We all miss being present with and for each other! Re-gathering depends on each locality. Guidelines for re-gathering are based on public health markers. • They take into consideration the public [...]
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The Underground Kitchen

Giving back and helping those in need! During the initial months of COVID, the Diocese of Va., and many members of St. James's, joined forces to get much-appreciated food to the hungry in our community. Working together, we delivered over 50,000 meals of chef-prepared soups and fresh bread. This ministry has taken a pause to [...]
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Mensch Masks

Thank you for Making Mensch Masks to Help Save Lives We are excited to share that we have exceeded our goal, delivering 1,410 face masks to The Market at 25th, serving as the distribution center. In early June, St. James’s and Beth Ahabah launched a joint project, with a goal to make 1,000 face masks, [...]
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Families for Food

Summer Service Projects for Children, Youth, & Families St. James’s children, youth, and families are invited and encouraged to put their faith into action this August by sourcing food to feed people who are struggling with hunger during these challenging economic times. There are three ways you and your family can help share God’s love [...]
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DOERS-in-Action Summer 2020 list

Pack and Deliver Food for UGK! We hope you have heard the news! St. James’s has become a partner in the UGK Community First, a non-profit organization that provides healthy, wholesome meals to those in need, particularly in food-insecure areas.  Beginning this week, the church kitchen will be open several days each week to UGK [...]
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You can help McGuire Veterans Hospital

While our hospital ministry team is unable to be present with patients and staff at this time, DOERS can help provide greatly needed masks for hospital staff who do not work directly with patients. The hospital requires 100% cotton masks. We are looking for volunteers to sew masks as well as donations of the following [...]
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St. James’s Children’s Center works with SaveRVARestaurants and Perly’s

Weezie Beckley - Thank you for sending those wonderful pictures. Could you share with me more information about SaveRVARestaurants?  Diahann Whittington - Director of Saint James’s Children Center - We were connected through Toby Desch, whose friend Brock Saunders was trying to help local restaurants and families in need at the same time.  Nicci Porter is [...]
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Doers Can Help RVA during COVID

So many faithful DOERS are asking for ways to help during this pandemic. CARITAS staff have located a “permanent” location for its women guests (R Street Salvation Army Center) throughout the pandemic and hopefully until the opening of the new CARITAS Center. While not in our usual manner, DOER volunteers can still support the CARITAS [...]
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Richmond’s Shelters Need Masks

RVA Needs Masks The Virginia Interfaith Center for Public Policy has recently released a statement announcing the need for face masks in our shelters; #MaskUp Richmond’s most vulnerable! Please see instructions for creating masks and guidelines for tracking and distributing them to our local shelter and agency partners. In addition we continue to ask for [...]
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