Myers Park Presbyterian Church created the COVID-19 Fund in response to the reality that many of our ministry partners are on the frontlines fighting against food insecurity, homelessness, and the various pandemic-related challenges that face our most vulnerable neighbors in Charlotte and around the world.
The COVID-19 Fund supports our ministry partners’ immediate and sustained responses to the coronavirus pandemic as well as denominational offerings and programs that address food insecurity and disaster relief.
MPPC’s Outreach staff continues to work closely with our ministry partners to identify the greatest needs in order to allocate funds as quickly as possible. Without your generosity, none of this relief could have been provided. May God bless you and all those your gifts will serve in the coming days.
Total Contributed: $485,677 (as of 12/27/2020)
COVID-19 Fund Allocations
- $54,700 to MPPC’s Food Service Ministry to prepare weekly meals, from March through October, to feed thousands of our most vulnerable neighbors including students participating in remote learning at Grier Heights Community Center.
- $25,000 to Charlotte Family Housing to support their COVID-19 Emergency Fund, which provides critical resources and services for CFH families affected by the pandemic.
- $25,000 to Roof Above to move neighbors from unsheltered homelessness to shelter/housing.
- $25,000 to Crisis Assistance Ministry to aid in providing rental and utility assistance for CAM clients.
- $25,000 to Loaves and Fishes to aid in food purchase and distribution.
- $25,000 to Habitat for Humanity of the Charlotte Region to maintain housing for homeowners by providing funds for loan forgiveness and mortgage payments.
- $25,000 to CrossRoads Corporation to support the Hardship Fund for Grier Heights residents.
- $25,000 to The Learning Collaborative to support the TLC@Home program and other programmatic needs.
- $25,000 to Supportive Housing Communities to fund summer camp and childcare enrichment programs for SHC families during the summer.
- $20,000 to Hope Haven to maintain shelter and support for its more than 100 residents.
- $18,000 to the Presbytery of Charlotte to support the Ten Cents-a-Meal program, which helps reduce hunger and relieve suffering in our community.
- $12,500 to the CMS Foundation made in honorarium to Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary to support the “Connect for Tech” initiative to provide wifi hotspots for students.
- $10,000 to A Way Home to support temporary housing for an additional 50 families during the pandemic.
- $10,000 to HELPS Education Fund to provide the essential continued academic support and tutoring to students whose learning has been impacted by the pandemic.
- $10,000 to Roof Above’s Room in the Inn program to support their winter sheltering effort.
- $10,000 to Charlotte Rescue Mission to support programmatic needs.
- $6,500 to Friendship Trays to provide a week’s worth of meals for 180 participants.
- $6,000 to Samaritan House for cleaning supplies and grocery deliveries/meal support.
- $5,500 to support PC(USA)’s Christmas Joy offering, which provides assistance to current and retired church workers in their time of need.
- $5,000 to YMCA Camp Thunderbird for 10 middle school students from Grier Heights to participate in the Learning at the Lake program.
- $5,000 to Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas to provide refugees in Charlotte with financial assistance and food items.
- $5,000 to support PC(USA)’s Pentecost offering, which addresses the needs of at-risk children.
- $5,000 to support PC(USA)’s One Great Hour of Sharing offering, which provides critical relief through the Presbyterian Hunger Program and Presbyterian Disaster Assistance.
- $4,996 to provide lunch for students at the Grier Heights Community Center once a week throughout the summer, supplies for Camp Grier Heights, and school supplies for remote learning.
- $3,750 to support PC(USA)’s Peace and Global Witness offering, which supports the Presbyterian Mission Agency as well as peacemaking efforts within the Charlotte region.
- $3,000 to MeckMIN to support the COVID-19 Motel Meal Collaboration project.
- $2,936 in snacks and school supplies for Billingsville-Cotswold Elementary students.
- $1,500 to Communities In Schools to support the CIS Hardship Fund.
- $1,000 to The Harvest Center to provide mental health services for THC individuals and families.
- $1,000 in materials to make face masks for various ministry partners.
- $750 in gift cards for The Learning Collaborative families in need of financial assistance.
- $750 in gift cards to provide Grier Heights community support.
- $500 to Migrant Assistance Project to aid in a diaper distribution ministry for migrant families in Charlotte.
- $200 to I AM 24/7 to purchase a tent for an outdoor summer program.
- $101 in school supplies for Refugee Support Services of the Carolinas’ school supplies kits.