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STORIES, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

COVID-19 NBA Response Grant Supports College Students Needing Financial Assistance

May 10, 2021

When Pastor Yolanda Estrada heard college students in her congregation were pausing their studies to help their families during the pandemic, she applied for a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help keep them enrolled in school.

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Ronald McDonald House in Danville, Indiana
STORIES, RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS

Danville Christian Church Continues Comfort Food Ministry During Pandemic

March 31, 2021

Before the pandemic, Danville Christian Church partnered with the local Ronald McDonald House in Danville, IN to provide comfort to families. Thanks to a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant, they were able to continue this partnership.

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RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS

Offering Fresh Food, Conversation and Smiles During Tumultuous Times

December 28, 2020

First Christian Church in Princeton, Kentucky used their COVID-19 Mission & Ministry grant to support a program that touched their entire community and spanned multiple generations.

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Woodhaven staff member with a resident of the Woodhaven community.
RESILIENCE AND CARE, CORONAVIRUS

Supporting Essential Employees Through the COVID-19 NBA Response Grant

December 21, 2020

When the city of Columbia, Missouri began to shut down due to COVID-19, Woodhaven sprung into action, finding ways to support their essential employees who needed extra support during this unprecedented year. They used a COVID-19 NBA Response Grant to help.

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Central Christian Church Pantry Volunteers
STORIES, CORONAVIRUS, RESILIENCE AND CARE

NBA Grant Helps Congregation Take Food Ministry to the Street

December 16, 2020

Read about how Central Christian Church in Indianapolis has worked to feed their city during this unprecedented year.

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LEARNING / TRAINING

Introducing WHOLE Disciples: Resources for Domestic Violence Awareness and Prevention

May 25, 2021

WHOLE Disciples seeks to provide education for the denomination on the prevalence and subversiveness of domestic and intimate partner violence in our communities. Resolution GA-1928, adopted in 2019, calls on Disciples to recognize their role in preventing domestic violence and to care for those who are suffering from trauma. WHOLE Disciples offers clergy and laity the tools to offer a compassionate and safe response to people who are often suffering in silence. Join us on May 25th at 6pm ET / 3pm PT to learn more about the educational offerings from WHOLE Disciples and why awareness, prevention, and trauma-informed care are so greatly needed in our society.

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Gary Zimmerman

Vice President of Administration and CFO
OLDER ADULTS, HOUSING, ADVOCACY

Manistee provides apartment home rentals for our low-income senior residents in a safe and caring environment where they can continue to age in place independently in an active senior community.