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Helping People During COVID-19

Here's how we're helping others during coronavirus social distancing.

We'll be updating the ways we can help our community here and we encourage you to check out the opportunities below. There are also practical ways you can be helping and serving your neighbors in our church and community!

Take 15-20 minutes and pray for the households on your block and small group and/or serving team. Simple, but powerful.

Pray, but also reach out to your neighbors (responsibly with social distancing standards: e.g. an email, phone call, or a hello from the street while taking a walk) and offer to help if possible.

If beneficial, take it one extra step. Let them know that you’re a part of a church that has some resources to help people and that your church is also connected to a broad network of churches and government agencies. If you can’t help your neighbor, you can tell your church’s COVID-19 Response Staff and see if others can help by working together (that would be Sarah, our Next Gen & Outreach Director).

Care packages for retirement communities

We are partnering up with Protect Mental Health – an initiative to support the mental health of those living in retirement communities during COVID-19 by providing them with care packages. We are collecting donations of items that will support them with entertainment and care during this time of social isolation.

Desired Items:

Crossword, word search, or "spot the difference" puzzle books

Jigsaw puzzles

Picture frames

Scented soaps

Scented lotions

Lip balms

Key chains


Please bring any donations to Velocity upon our re-entry into the building on August 2.  

Henrico's Advocate for the Aging

If you'd like to help senior citizens in our area with picking up groceries and/or medicine as the need arises, please let us know HERE.

For more information or to share with a neighbor who might be in need:

If you are a senior in Henrico, here is how to enroll to receive phone calls: Effective Monday, April 13th, Henrico County launched the Outreach Call Center for Older Residents. This program is an outreach effort by Henrico County to offer friendly telephone contact for our older citizens facing social isolation due to COVID-19 (coronavirus). Being separated from family and friends can be especially difficult during these times and can to lead to increased feelings of loneliness and stress. 

How to enroll: To become a recipient of a friendly phone call, participants can call 804-501-5454. Our call center staff will get some information from you including how frequently you would like to be contacted. Participants can choose between being called every weekday, every other day or each week. Once you are enrolled, you will then receive a 5-10 minute phone check-in from our call center staff to check in and provide any information on community resources that may assist during this time. 

If you have a friend, family member or neighbor in mind, who may benefit from this program we ask you please provide our call center staff with the resident's name and phone number and they would be happy to reach out to the resident. 

Outreach Call Center: 804-501-5454

Henrico County Public Schools Supply needs

Henrico County Schools are working to be a resource for student food and educational needs. Find out more about how you can contribute here: https://henricoschools.us/covid19/howyoucanhelp/.

RIchmond City Public Schools Volunteer Need

Richmond City Public Schools need a few volunteers for food distribution. Find out more by contact our Next Gen. & Outreach Directer: [email protected].

ReEstablish Richmond Immigration and Refugee Services

The following community resources are posted here so that all of us – ReEstablish Richmond staff, clients, partners, and volunteers – can stay connected and informed in the midst of uncertainty around Coronavirus Disease 2019, or COVID-19.

Please share this page with anyone who can benefit.

Virginia's Kids Belong Foster Care Survival kits

Help support foster families by donating items for building Foster Care Survival Kits.