Covid-19 Relief Outreaches

“All the believers were one in heart and mind. No one claimed that any of their possessions was their own, but they shared everything they had.”—Acts 4:32 (NIV)

Since the days of Acts, the Church has seen its fair share of crises, from plagues to persecution to poverty—and everything in between. And in all these trials and tribulations, in local and global crisis, time and time again we have seen God use His people to make a difference and help people in need. And right now, we have been given the amazing opportunity to be the hands and feet of Jesus!

While the days ahead are filled with many unknowns, one thing is certain: God is in control and He is working, and we as a church are ready to respond and help those most in need. We know the impact of COVID-19 will have ripple effects in our lives—emotionally, spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially. We want to help you with the challenges that will come your way and provide ways for you to serve.

Ways to Help

The coming weeks will present us with new opportunities to bring the hope and compassion of Christ to our neighbors. Here are some ways you can get in the story and offer help to the most vulnerable.
Medical Supplies Donation

Our local hospitals and first responder facilities are running low on supplies. While we understand most people probably do not have these items, you may know friends, family, and neighbors who might (or may know of a business that has access to these items in their inventory). Below is a list of items we are looking to give, along with where the drop-off bins are located.

Donation List: 

  • Medical Masks
  • Medical Gloves
  • Hand Sanitizer 
  • Face Shields
  • Overhead Transparency Film
  • 1/4″ & 1/2″ Elastic 

Drop-off Bin Locations:

  • Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (located outside of church reception)
  • Calvary Chapel Boca Raton (located inside the courtyard

Don’t have any medical supplies but still want to help?:

  • You can donate to our Relief & Restoration fund. Any amount is welcome and appreciated and will go towards our relief efforts.
Food & Household Supplies Drive

Our food pantry is running low, and there is a great need for supplies for disadvantaged families. Below is a list of items we are looking to give, along with where the drop-off bins are located.

Donation List: 

  • Cereals
  • Rice
  • Black Beans
  • Pancake Mix
  • Soups 
  • Pastas
  • Tomato Sauce
  • Canned Fruits
  • Diapers
  • Wipes 

Drop-off Bin Locations:

  • Calvary Chapel Fort Lauderdale (located outside of church reception)
  • Calvary Chapel Boca Raton (located outside the main lobby doors)

Don’t have any supplies but still want to help?:

  • You can donate to our Relief & Restoration fund. Any amount is welcome and appreciated and will go towards our relief efforts.
Relief For Hospital Workers

Calvary is partnering to help provide relief-care and meals to hospital workers as they come off their shifts. Right now there is not a tangible serving need you can participate in but you can give to our “Relief and Restoration” fund to support this effort.

Donate Gift Cards

Drop off a gift card (grocery stores, restaurants, gas cards) with a note of encouragement at your campus’ church reception durings hours of operation or mail it to:

2401 West Cypress Creek Road, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 

Our Outreach Team will be giving it to a family in need during this pandemic. 

 

Don’t have gift cards but still want to help?:

  • You can donate to our Relief & Restoration fund. Any amount is welcome and appreciated and will go towards our relief efforts.
Donate iPads

Social distancing shouldn’t mean social isolation. We’re looking for people willing to donate iPads to give to several nursing homes residents who are not allowed to leave their rooms or walk around. The iPads will help connect them to their families, the outside world, and churches near and far. 

Don’t have an iPad but still want to help?:

  • You can donate to our Relief & Restoration fund. Any amount is welcome and appreciated and will go towards our relief efforts.
Prayer Walk Challenge

Prayer is a powerful tool that God has given us to fight fear and confusion. Take some time every day to walk around your neighborhood with your roommates or family and pray. He has given us a spirit of power, peace, wisdom, and courage. We ask that you pray for the following:

  • Pray against fear (Romans 15:13)
  • Pray for your neighbors and a chance to share the gospel (2 Timothy 4:2)
  • Pray for the sick and vulnerable (Jeremiah 17:14)
  • Pray for those searching for answers or seeking God (2 Corinthians 4:6)
  • Pray for public health officials, governments, and healthcare workers (1 Timothy 2:1–2)
Give Online

Your generosity enables us to serve our community—not just during this crisis but all year round. Your giving will allow us to continue to meet the needs of the most vulnerable in the midst of this crisis who need help physically, financially, and spiritually. 

You can easily give online at CalvaryFTL.org/Give, under offerings select Relief and Restoration. If you have any questions, or if you need help setting up your profile, you can contact our Engagement hotline at 954-556-4499, Monday–Sunday, from 8:30am–5pm and speak to someone who is ready to help.