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A few of our Community Connections
"Feed the Need"
"Feed the Need" Food Pantry
915 Sunset Drive
"Take what you need...Leave what you can"
Our Little Free Food Pantry is a Community and Church Wide Outreach. Our mission is to Feed the Need and are asking any and all to take responsibility to fill the pantry as needed. Donation emphasis is the first Sunday of the Month or when you see the need.
Little Free Library
1 Maryal Dr. Salinas, CA
Inspiring communities to foster abundant play for children of all abilities.
We are delighted to donate children's books to the Tatum's Garden Little Free Library, which was built and delivered by our church family. Our book donation Sunday is the first Sunday of each month. Books can be placed in the basket at the back of the church.
I-HELP of Monterey County
For more information about this wonderful program that we are thrilled to be part of visit their website at www.ihelpmontereybay.org
Offering homeless men and women short term lodging and evening meals, on a nightly basis, during their stay in the program. Providing tailored advice and support in finding a job or going forward in other areas of their lives. Helping each participant develop and maintain a positive outlook and living pattern that fosters personal autonomy and growth.
Safe Parking Program
It is an honor to be part of this amazing program that provides safe, off the street, overnight parking for homeless living in their cars. A vast majority of the homeless guests are women between the ages of 20-85, often with children. Circumstances that lead to their homelessness are often, divorce, death of spouse, loss of job, spousal abuse, foreclosure, and rising rents. The goal of the program is, in addition to providing a safe place to sleep in their cars, to help them to find permanent housing, a source of greater income, and access to health care.
One Starfish Safe Parking and Support Services
Monterey United Methodist Church
Clothes Closet Drive
First Friday of each Month - 12:00 -2:00pm
1 Soledad Drive, Monterey
In cooperation with Monterey United Methodist Church and Church of the Wayfarer in Carmel we ask that you bring your gently used clothing for both men and women to help support the Clothes Closet Project of Salinas First UMC. Job interview clothes along with belts and shoes are greatly needed, but all donations are appreciated. These donation will be taken to Salinas to become part of this important ministry with Salinas First United Methodist Church serving the needs of the community.
UM Committee on Relief (UMCOR)
As the humanitarian relief and development arm of The United Methodist Church, the United Methodist Committee on Relief assists United Methodists and churches to become involved globally in direct ministry to persons in need. 100% of each gift is used for its intended mission or ministry. Our work fulfills both physical and spiritual needs through a variety of partnerships worldwide to reach mutual goals that make a life-changing and long-lasting impact.
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