Volunteer Drivers Needed
Care INC networks among churches and community members to help meet needs in the Fond du Lac area which aren’t addressed by our current local resources.
One recurring need we circulate to our Care INC network is finding volunteers to drive people to medical appointments (often out of town), when they have no other transportation options.
If you would be willing to receive emails from Care INC as part of our volunteer driver pool (or would like to find out more about how this works), please contact us at (920) 659-0670 or by email at email@example.com
Care INC has cancelled its January 30, 2017 Community Summit on Transportation based upon feedback from community resources. See the January 6th post regarding transportation actions we would like to take that may help with the identified needs.
The Salvation Army Warming Shelter opens every evening from November 1 – March 31 inside the Community Corps, 237 N. Macy Street. The shelter offers opportunity for you, your family, church, business, organization, and school to provide help to those with no place to call home. Contact Amber the Shelter Coordinator at 923- 8220 x. 125 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions and to sign up.
Donate Time. Volunteer as a shelter helper. The shelter staff welcomes warm hearted volunteers to greet guests and settle them in evenings from 6– 8 pm. Please contact Shelter Coordinator Amber to select a date(s).
Donate & Serve Dinner for Shelter Guests. Each night shelter guests sit down to dinner at 6:30 pm. Volunteer to make and then serve the meal. You determine the menu. You may use our commercial kitchen or bring in the meal all set to serve. It’s up to you! Contact Shelter Coordinator Amber to select a date (s).
Donate Supplies. Donations of the following linens are vital to the shelter’s startup: Continue reading
Building awareness, supporting one another in community!
On Sunday, September 29, 2013, the Care INC network held two events to raise funds and awareness for agencies working to serve those in need in the Fond du Lac area.
The first ever ‘Care INC walk’ was a three-mile tour of downtown Fond du Lac with stops along the way where different agencies explained about needs in the Fond du Lac area and how those needs are being addressed. Participants were given a map and information about the stops along the route, along with invitations to prayerfully reflect on how God calls us all to care for one another in the community.
Following the walk, a Spaghetti dinner and was held at St. Paul’s Cathederal in support of the ministry of Care INC itself, which is a network of churches and agencies partnering to offer mentoring and collaboration on helping meet the needs of our community.
The results are in from the Care INC walk, and we really have a reason to praise God and celebrate — on our first year of the walk, we raised just shy of $5900 for local agencies assisting people in need.
The Fond du Lac Area Ministers Association (who served as a funding distributor for the Care INC walk) voted to add in the offering from the Community Good Friday service, along with some funds from the FAMA treasury to increase the total amount, which allowed checks for $960 to be sent out to the Solutions Center, Salvation Army, St Vincent de Paul Society, Fondy Food Pantry, Broken Bread, and Loaves and Fishes. $640 went to the Oakfield food pantry.
We are extremely grateful for the support of all the churches, organizations and individuals who made this a highly successful inaugural event!