June 7 // 1-7PM // Fellowship Hall
There is currently a great need for blood donations but limited spaces where blood drives can be held, so we are partnering with the Red Cross to host a Blood Drive for our community in June! If you would like to schedule a donation appointment, you can follow these steps:
- Go to RedCrossBlood.org
- Type the sponsor code “grace” in the search bar
- Find the Blood Drive listed as Grace City / First Baptist Church of SD
- Create an account and schedule your time slot
Blessed to Bless
In this season of COVID-19, the Church has an opportunity to sacrificially love those most affected by the pandemic. God calls us to bless others out of the abundance with which we have been blessed (2 Cor. 9:11). If you find yourself in a season of abundance, we encourage you to consider how God might be calling you to grow in your grace giving in response to the needs around us both now and as a regular rhythm in your life even beyond the pandemic.
First, consider if there are any family members, friends, or neighbors in your life who are experiencing financial need in this season. What could it look like for you to come alongside them in support during this season? How could this lead to open doors for the Gospel? When you pray about these things, God will likely present an opportunity to be generous!
In addition, our church has set up a COVID-19 Response Fund that will directly support those in our city who are experiencing difficulty during this pandemic. We invite you to evaluate how the Lord has blessed you and to give what you are able, out of the abundance of your heart. All of the funds will go directly to the following areas, and any other needs that arise:
- Essential items for Burmese Refugees
- Care Requests for groceries and medication
- Care Requests for financial assistance with rent/utilities for those affected by layoffs and reduced working hours
- Supporting our local heroes in the medical and education systems
Finally, there are numerous nonprofit organizations doing incredible work in San Diego during this crisis who are in need of financial support. We have listed some organizations below for you to consider donating to directly. Thank you for your generosity!
Who It’s For: Nonprofit organizations who are serving vulnerable communities in San Diego
What The Money Goes Toward: Emergency grants and interest-free loans that will allow these nonprofits to assist with food security, essential living expenses, emergent needs, and rent/utility payment support
Note: Please reference the website to see an extensive list of the nonprofit organizations benefiting from this fund
Who It’s For: Men, women and children experiencing homelessness throughout San Diego
What The Money Goes Toward: Shelter, food, counseling and case-management
Note: The Rescue Mission does not receive any government funding and will not be receiving any circumstantial aid in this time of crisis.
Who It’s For: Low-wage workers who need support for a limited but undetermined length of time due to layoffs and reduced working hours implemented by employers
What The Money Goes Toward: Utilities and rent/mortgage payments
Note: This is part of the greater San Diego COVID-19 Community Response Fund
Looking for a practical way to love your neighbors? Print this card and tape it to your neighbor’s door to let them know you are willing and able to serve them! Please make sure to maintain social distancing, wash your hands, sanitize products upon delivery, and leave them on the doorstep to avoid spreading the virus!
Click the card image to download a printable PDF.
If you are looking for ways to serve our community as we navigate COVID-19, check out how you can partner with these local organizations that are already serving vulnerable populations!
Meals on Wheels is in need of volunteers to deliver meals to homebound seniors.
The San Diego Food Bank is accepting monetary and virtual food drive donations.
The San Diego Food Bank is in need of volunteers to help inspect, sort, pack and distribute food.
Download the Vizer app on your phone and donate a meal through the San Diego Food Bank when you reach 10,000 steps each day!
Blood donations have dramatically decreased, but there is still a need for blood donations. Sign up to donate or volunteer with the San Diego Blood Bank!
UC San Diego Health is accepting donations of personal protective equipment, supplies, cash, food, and gratitude to our UC San Diego Health workers.
The San Diego Community Response Fund is accepting donations that will make emergency grants and interest-free loans available to nonprofits that are working on the frontlines to provide our region’s most vulnerable communities with assistance, such as food security, other essential living expenses, emergent needs, and rent and utility payment support.
Care Team Application
If you are interested in helping fulfill care requests that come through our website, please fill out this application.