COVID-19 Bridge Fund
During this uncertain time, one thing is certain - God is in control. And His mandate for us to care for the poor and bring the gospel to the lost does not end when times get hard. In fact, this global health crisis makes our mandate even more urgent and we thank God for our solidarity with you in this.
With the pandemic’s impact on the economy, our financial picture has been challenged. After adjusting our budgets and making necessary cuts, we created this fund to ensure we sustain ministry operations while serving those impacted by COVID-19. By God’s grace, a group of core partners has stepped in with resources to ensure our HQ Support Center will be kept intact. We are now driving every dollar given to the fund toward our work in impoverished communities.
We are resolved to continue core humanitarian services (clean water, critical care grants, food provision, and much more) and gospel proclamation efforts through our centers. At the same time, we are experiencing a human crisis in the slums where we operate. Most people in these slums live without running water or electricity. Survival dictates they leave their homes daily to collect water and food, but government curfews and travel restrictions in the slums are exacerbating an already dire situation. Staying home to avoid possible disease means certain death from starvation and dehydration. Therefore, while we will endeavor to continue essential outreach, the crisis calls for us to expand in 3 ways:
Health/Medical Services: In addition to the life saving medical care we already provide, we are increasing Critical Care Grant access to help people affected by COVID-19. We are also adding coronavirus prevention training as a service to our communities.
Water: In addition to sustaining water distribution at each center, we are opening more water access points at centers and contracting water trucks to deliver water deeper in the slums in a way that allows accessibility while promoting social distancing.
Food: With schools closed, children have lost access to their most reliable meal. We are providing sack meals to children in the most critical situations, expanding existing feeding services, and providing food delivery to the most needy in our communities.
All funds given provide “bridge support” that allows us to meet critical needs today while ensuring that we, together, can meet needs, feed souls, and elevate God for years to come.
Founder & CEO, Micah McElveen,
COO & CFO, Conor Gallagher,
*Contributions raised in excess of fund will be released to international ministry advancement.
Volunteer, Audrey McElveen
Board Chairman, Kenneth Polk