Prince of Peace members have been making cloth masks since the beginning of the pandemic. Over 60 were donated to Rotating Safe Car Park. Many more have been given to Prince of Peace members.
There were an extra 15 in the office last week. Those were placed in the food pantry that sits on the Cox Avenue side of the parking lot and a brief announcement was made on Next Door (social site for neighborhoods).
By the next morning all masks had been picked up. Most importantly, 185 neighbors saw the post and reacted in some way.
Reactions included simple "Thank" clicks, requests for masks when available, many thank you's for sharing masks, kindness, and reminding people about the food pantry, but also engagement. Since the post, neighbors with no prior connection to Prince of Peace have delivered personal care items and food. A scout troop that was not previously connected with us was looking for a low-contact volunteer opportunity, so they "adopted" the pantry for a Mother's Day service project.
This small gesture had a huge ripple effect in the community. It is a reminder that little things can make a big difference. Thank you for sharing God's love with your neighbors!
If you have extra masks, they are needed. Anne has a list of neighbors that made requests after the initial batch were gone. If you would like to make a big difference in another way, there are many opportunities. Contact Drew or Pastor Sara.