Be the Church During the COVID-19 Outbreak


Here are some easy ways you can serve your community. Keep checking back for new ideas as this list gets updated daily. Make sure to share with us how you're serving by using #ridgebethechurch !

Give Help to Others Financially

Give direct help to those in need in our communities through financial support. Click the graphic below to get started.

Donate non-perishable food items to local food pantries

Pick up litter
Chalk your walk (Be Inspirational!)
Send a card to parents, grandparents, or a friend
Thank a police officer, firefighter, first responder, or nurse with coffee
Walk your neighbor's dog
Send your teacher a fun video
Send flowers to a nursing home
Make DIY face masks and send them to a healthcare worker
Do you play an instrument? Play in your front yard for those walking by to hear!
Go through your phone and make 10 courtesy calls today

 

Serve Your Community
Feeding America | Hunger Task Force

 


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Why Compassion?

God’s heart is overflowing with compassion for all people, and we see that through Jesus’ time here on earth as He loved in relational and practical ways. Because of His example, we are called to serve others with compassion both here in Milwaukee and around the world.  For more on ways to partner with any of these organizations, email us.

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Global Compassion

HEARTLINE MINISTRIES | HAITI

Heartline is an organization that holistically addresses the root causes of orphanhood and extreme material poverty through multiple ministries with Haitian children and their families. They focus on empowering Haitians with maternal care, education, economic opportunity, and outreach.

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LIFELINE | GUATEMALA

Lifeline is a church planting organization that focuses on sharing the story of Jesus in Guatemala. Their goal is to create local churches with strong leaders that spend time engaging in relational compassion with their communities.

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Local Compassion

CARE NET

Care Net Milwaukee is focused on creating a culture where women and men faced with pregnancy decisions are transformed by the love of Jesus and empowered to choose life for their unborn children and abundant life for their families. In this mission, they provide confidential and free services such as pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, baby supplies, counseling, abortion education, and post abortion support.

To support CareNet during the COVID-19 outbreak, they ask, consider donating size 5 & 6 diapers to The Ridge's Oak Creek campus on Monday, April 6 | Noon-5p or Greenfield campus on Wednesday, April 8 | 10a -2p

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HOPE STREET

Hope Street helps at-risk men, women, and children cultivate hope by providing them with housing, educational programs to develop new habits, and protection from toxic situations they've been exposed to.  The Hope Street home, called “The Greenhouse”, is an empowering Christ-filled community for individuals to live, learn, and develop new habits. 

To support Hope Street during the COVID-19 outbreak, they ask for prayer, "For peace, comfort and protection... and for wisdom and discernment as an organization as we maneuver through what is best for our community." Many of their members fall in the "high risk" category of the illness susceptibility. 

 

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SAFE FAMILIES

Safe Families for Children hosts vulnerable children and creates extended family–like support for desperate families through a community of devoted volunteers who are motivated by compassion to keep children safe and families intact.

 Parents voluntarily have their children cared for by a host family while they seek to restore stability in their lives. Safe Families is dedicated to family support, stabilization, and child abuse prevention. Their goal is to strengthen families, and to always reunite children again with their parents.

To support Safe Families during the COVID-19 outbreak, consider donating new kid's pajamas (all sizes) to The Ridge's Oak Creek campus on Monday, April 6 | Noon-5p or Greenfield campus on Wednesday, April 8 | 10a-2p

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CITY ON A HILL

Located in the heart of Milwaukee, where more than 67,000 children are living in poverty, City on a Hill is bringing transformation by restoring hope, reducing poverty, strengthening families, and fostering racial reconciliation. They are dedicated to ending the generational cycle of poverty in Milwaukee by empowering individuals to make sustainable life change.

To support City on a Hill during the COVID-19 outbreak, consider donating pairs of new socks (all sizes), markers, colored pencils (no crayons!), and reusable fabric tote bags to The Ridge's Oak Creek campus on Monday, April 6 | Noon-5p or Greenfield campus on Wednesday, April 8 | 10a-2p

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Jenni's Serving Story

Purchasing a pair of boots for someone was just the beginning. Sometimes we're called to serve beyond the walls of a church, and for Jenni, God used her need to serve others in Milwaukee in a very special way.