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SignUpGenius Serves at Crisis Assistance Ministry
Posted by: Angel Rutledge on 02/21/2013 11:13 AM EDT
Our staff recently kissed our computers goodbye for a few hours and headed out into our community to serve at our local Crisis Assistance Ministry. This awesome non-profit provides assistance for people in financial crisis, whether they've lost a job, struggled with an illness or faced some other type of traumatic situation. It was a great opportunity for our group to learn about the various ways that Crisis Assistance Ministry helps out, whether through short term assistance with bills or by providing a store where folks can pick up necessities and save their limited resources for other high priority needs.
It didn't seem like much to spend a couple of hours sorting, inspecting and hanging clothes, so we were surprised to find out that for each hour we donated, a family could be clothed for one year. What a great reminder that making a positive impact in our communities is doable! It also made us even more thankful for all the ways that our users are changing the world...one sign up at a time.
We'd love to hear from you about what you're doing to serve in your community. Leave us a comment below, and we may even contact you to spotlight how you are using SignUpGenius to make the world you live in a better place!
Posted by Terry Beatty on Friday, March 01, 2013 5:59 PM EDT
I have had a women's outreach ministry in my home for over 10yrs now. We do a different compassion activity each month. Our group has expanded over the years ( God expanded our territory ) in many ways. reaching out to other countries, more participation, networking out of state, more resources , and God has even more, we have only just begun . We are not a 501c3. Thirteen different churches are represented.I have been thinking about how I create a signup sheet for monthly needed items.I tried Evite but it wasn't helpful for what I needed. Thank you for sharing this site . It is a tremendous help! Over the years with a smaller group we could expect to get only the items needed but now I send out over 40 emails and I needed a way to monitor the resource list. I am also working on a book so that these ideas can be created all over the world in small group settings.
Posted by Dan Rutledge on Sunday, March 03, 2013 8:23 PM EDT
Thanks Terry for writing in. What a neat ministry God has given you! I'm so glad our service will be able to assist with it!
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