Meeting the growing, urgent need during this time of crisis is only possible with the generosity of people like you. Your gift will be put to immediate use in support of our most critical services. With your help, we can provide food and essential supplies to those who recently lost their jobs due to COVID-19, deliver hot meals daily to seniors and shut-ins, and offer support to those who are making the transition from addiction to recovery.
We have quickly made adjustments in response to emerging needs and gaps in existing services. We practice social distancing by offering curbside services for food pantry and critical needs. Those seeking assistance talk with a team member by phone, after which a food / supply package customized to the needs of the individual family is made available for curbside pick-up. Seniors and other shut-ins who are most at-risk of the virus are able to phone for home delivery of food packages. The hard-working volunteers for Meals on Wheels are taking every precaution to maintain safe boundaries while delivering hot meals and checking in on homebound seniors and individuals with disabilities. With the use of technology, our Bridge program staff connect with and provide encouragement to those struggling with addiction.
Every dollar makes an impact! To give you some idea of what we can do with your financial contributions: $25 covers the cost of formula for a worried mother, $50 provides 10 hot meals delivered to a homebound senior, $100 ensures a family of four has food and essential supplies, and $250 allows us to purchase bulk food items equivalent to 500 meals.
We recognize that in this time of great uncertainty and scarce resources, the capacity to give is limited for many. If you are able to make a financial contribution in support Urban Mission during this time of monumental need, we promise to uphold our longstanding history of exercising strong stewardship, responding to the needs within the local community, and serving those seeking assistance with dignity and compassion.
Donations can be made by PayPal or credit card by clicking on the link below. Or you can mail a check to Urban Mission at 247 Factory Street Watertown, NY 13601.
Our hearts are grateful to the businesses, churches and individuals who have generously made gifts since the start of this crisis. We truly are all in this together … and together, we will persevere.