• Mercy Hill Church Coronovirus - Get Involved

Throughout history, the church has been on the front lines of crisis situations to administer care and speak hope into the darkness.

We are praying that this epidemic will be another place where the body of Christ will play a crucial role in showing compassion and self-sacrifice for the sake of our neighbors. On this page you’ll find a variety of different ways to participate in our response to the coronavirus. Listed below are opportunities to donate time, talent, and resources to those who need assistance.

Mercy Hill Church Coronovirus - Donate Food - Out of the Garden

Donate Food (Out of the Garden)

Your donations of food are more important than ever! There are more than 50,000 children in need in our community. But we know that the generosity of the church fuels the mission. We are currently concentrating on items that are ready to eat or can be prepped via microwave, as we want to make sure we are offering food items for all types of families. Food examples include: microwavable rice bags, healthy snacks, healthy cereals, microwavable oatmeal, microwavable macaroni and cheese, pop-top cans of fruit, Chef Boyardee pop-top meals, ready-to-eat tuna kits, Campbells microwavable soup bowls, breakfast bars, etc. Donations are accepted at the Out of the Garden warehouse at the rear of The Church on 68 Monday through Friday from 9AM – 2PM.

The Church on 68
300 NC Hwy 68 South
Greensboro, NC 27409
336.430.6070
Mon. – Fri. 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Mercy Hill Church Coronovirus - Backpack Beginnings

Sort at the Warehouse (Backpack Beginnings)

Volunteer in the Backpack Beginnings warehouse to sort food, check bags of food, pack bags of food, and more.  We ask that all volunteers read and follow the Backpack Beginnings safety guidelines while in their warehouse.  Click here to read these new policies. If shifts are full, please keep checking back to see if more spots have been opened up. Backpack Beginnings is monitoring the CDC COVID-19 guidelines daily and will add updates to their policies as they become available or necessary.

Mercy Hill Church Coronovirus - Greensboro Urban Ministry - Prep and Serve Meals

Prep and Serve Meals (Urban Ministry)

Greensboro Urban Ministry is open and serving the homeless and low-income neighbors of Guilford County while maintaining strict protocols to protect guests, volunteers, and staff from Covid-19 and other illnesses. They’re providing overnight shelter, meals, and groceries for families and a variety of emergency services while taking proactive measures to implement appropriate responses. The health and safety of guests, volunteers, staff, and visitors is their utmost priority, and they are making modifications to their programs to minimize gatherings and reduce face-to-face interactions. They are in desperate need of volunteers to help prepare and serve meals.

Mercy Hill Church - Coronavirus - Get Involved - Hope Academy Food Bags

Provide Food Bags (Hope Academy)

Each week, Hope Academy is providing food bags for 50 of their student families. Food lists are provided, so shopping is easy. Respond as a family or with your entire Community Group. Volunteers will shop (online or in-person) for requested foods, pack them in bags, and deliver them to Hope Academy the week you sign up. Click the link below for more information and to sign up.

Mercy Hill Church - Coronavirus - Get Involved - Make Face Masks

Make Masks for Essential Workers

In working with Joann’s Fabric, Good Will – Mask for Heroes, and Project Mask WS, Mercy Hill is now able to contribute to the growing needs for masks. These companies are already in place to assess and prioritize the needs of our community. Tracey Thompson and family (from Mercy Hill) is leading the coordination efforts for this project. Working with families/individuals of all ages and skill levels, their main contribution will be prayer, providing fabric, sterilizing fabric, bagging fabric and supplies if available and needed, providing a pickup and drop off location, and providing a reference point for problem-solving as needs arise. Click the link below for more information and to sign up.