Lenten Diaper Drive for Bundles of Hope

Our annual Lenten Diaper Drive for Bundles of Hope will be held from Ash Wednesday, February 17 through Easter Sunday, April 4.  Help us sponsor 50 babies for a year.  The cost is $120 to sponsor one baby for a year, but ALL donations make a difference.   Please make checks payable to Bundles of Hope.  You can also give directly on their website with a one-time donation or become a monthly sponsor.  For questions or additional information, contact Allyson Lewis at allyson@mcumcal.org.  To give directly to Bundles of Hope, click HERE.

Fultondale Tornado Food Drive – Sunday, February 7

We all are distressed at the damage and loss the tornado brought to Fultondale recently.  As the body of Christ, we want to respond in the ways that are most needed.  Here are some ways you can help:

FOOD DRIVE THIS SUNDAY – February 7 
We will be collecting non-perishable food items this Sunday for the United Methodist Church food bank.  If you wish to donate food items, please bring them to church with you on Sunday or drop them off in the FLC lobby (church office) this week.

If you wish to donate food items directly, you may also take them to the United Methodist Church food bank at Fultondale UMC located at 1900 Stouts Rd, Fultondale, AL 35068.
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From the City of Fultondale:
We are officially stocked with water. We do not need any water at this time. We do need flashlights, first aid supplies (Tylenol, Advil, Pepto, etc). We need jackets and sheets as well.  NOTE: We are also full for clothes right now. Please do not send any more clothes at this time !! Gift cards need to be plain Visa cards.
Electronic donations need to be paid through the United Way link. Volunteers also need to register there. That is how we will be organizing and utilizing our help.  Click this link for United Way: https://uwca.givepulse.com/event/220514

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Gift Cards/Financial Donations:
If you want to help with gift cards, or financial donations, Gardendale UMC’s pastor Steve Baccus sent me this:
If you want to send gift cards, that would be amazing. Mail them to GMVUMC, 805 Crest Drive, Gardendale, 35071 that would be good. Or if you want to give financially through designated giving,  go through the Gardendale UMC church website at gmvumc.org, they will get it to where it needs to go.