Middleburg VA United Methodist Church
Saturday, February 24, 2018
A Community of Faith

  The United Methodist Women's mission program includes:

 

GotSneakers helps keep sneakers out of landfills while also putting shoes on the feet of less fortunate people across the world in places such as the Caribbean, Central America, South America, West Africa, and Europe. Many adults and children in these areas are forced to walk barefoot every day simply due to lack of access to affordable footwear. Your old sneakers will make a huge difference.

 

 

According to the Virginia Dept. of Education, nearly 10,000 students in Loudoun County are food insecure and of these 2/3 are likely ineligible for food stamps and other programs due to income limitations.  Most of these students are eligible to receive free or reduced cost meals at school during the week but they lose this support on the weekend. These students are hungry for an education, but it is difficult to learn when they are hungry. The UMW helps provide weekend food to children in two area schools.

 

Every Christmas the UMW works with local schools to provide gifts for children from low income families. Each child receives toys from their wish list in addition to shoes, clothing, and outerwear. This is a UMW sponsored mission in which the whole church participates.

 

 

Red Bird Mission and Clinic have been providing ministries in this region of the Appalachian Mountains since 1921. Today the need remains critical in this isolated, rural distressed area. Chronic poverty, lack of jobs, poor housing, and rugged mountainous terrain provide obstacles to a fuller life for the residents of this area. Red Bird Mission and Clinic strives to meet these needs through ministry in five areas: Education, Health and Wellness, Community Outreach, Economic Opportunity, and Community Housing Improvement.

 

Plus other projects which surface during the year.

 

 
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