HOW THOSE IN NEED CAN RECEIVE HELP & HOW YOU CAN HELP THEM
Immaculate Conception is a member of the Santiam Integration Team (SIT) and is working closely with community partners to help those most in need locally through the coronavirus pandemic. We will continue to regularly update the Immaculate Conception community on these efforts.
1. Santiam Integration Team
A message from Melissa Baurer, Service Integration/Community Liaison Coordinator.
Hello Service Integration Team Members,
Santiam Service Integration will be implementing a service called, SIT MOBILE in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. This service will begin on Thursday, April 2nd.
This program will rely on the amazing programs already in place like United Way, Knights of Columbus, Mill City Christian Church and new volunteers (SIT Members and Community Folks). If interested in volunteering please complete the following survey as soon as possible. Our start date is Thursday! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/D79GXML
SIT MOBILE will have a base operation out of Sublimity in partnership with Ditters Town Square. SIT MOBILE’s phone number is 503-409-3652 and email is [email protected].
How will this work? If someone is needing help with basic household items, food, or picking up of prescriptions they would contact SIT MOBILE at 503-409-3652 and leave a detailed message of the help they are needing with their contact information. A SIT MOBILE Volunteer will then call the household and discuss the needs and put together a box of items available. One of our SIT Mobile Drivers will then deliver the items to their doorstep. Included in the box will be education and awareness of the COVID-19 Virus.
SIT MOBILE will be working closely with Stayton, Turner, and Aumsville Police Departments. They have volunteered to pick up and deliver prescriptions to anyone who contacts SIT mobile with this need.
We want to thank Ditters Town Square, SCTC, and our Service Integration Teams Members who have made this possible. Special thanks to United Way of the Mid-Willamette Valley and Maps Credit Union for providing startup funds to assist with our mission. If you would like to help financially, please contact SIT MOBILE.
Questions- please email the [email protected]. Robert or myself will respond as quickly as possible.
Service Integration/Community Liaison Coordinator
1401 N 10th Avenue Stayton, OR 97383
2. Stayton Community Food Bank
The Stayton Community Food Bank is looking for volunteers (perhaps 1 or 2/day - 16+ year olds) primarily to help with restocking, packing boxes and assisting clients getting food to their cars. Individuals must be capable of following the guidelines for COVID-19 as well as for safe food handling practices.
Adults and students 16 years of age and older can help. One SHS student has been doing it on Monday and Thursday and really enjoys doing it. SCFB tracks the volunteer hours and will advise the school of a student's service to the Food Bank.
SCFB is routinely providing food for about 400 families, 1600 individuals per month and distributes about 30,000 lbs of food/month.
Please consider if you or your family can support this effort in this challenging time, people need our help. Even an hour or two here and there would be a tremendous help.
Please reach out directly to Stayton Community Food Bank:
Ann Kehler, Vice Pres./Mgr
Stayton Community Food Bank
1210 Wilco Rd. Stayton 97383
Mail: 1740 Shaff Rd #153
3. Knights of Columbus
The St. Anthony Council Knights of Columbus is offering to help those in our community that for whatever reason are unable to access necessary supplies during this challenging, unprecedented time. They may be self-quarantined, quarantined by a doctor, or otherwise unable to shop for supplies. Or, they may be unable to find critical supplies they need for their family, such as baby formula, paper products, etc. We know that some of you are already getting help from friends, family, and neighbors – that is a blessing! We also know that some of you don’t have that support or have struggled to find it – the Knights are here to support you.
We are offering to help where we can:
- Do grocery store pickup and delivery. Some local stores are accepting orders online and by phone – we will pick them up and deliver them.
- Round up hard-to-find supplies and deliver them. We know stores are temporarily out of many common items. There are people in the community with excess supplies, and they are willing to share them with families that need them.
If you, or someone you know, need such assistance, please contact us.
If you, or someone you know, have extra supplies that you can spare (I think we all know the critical items that are now hard to find), please contact us.
How to contact us:
- By phone – 503.765.5738
- By email – [email protected]
- By facebook – @kofc2439, https://www.facebook.com/KofC2439/
4. North Santiam School District "Grab & Go" Meals
North Santiam School District is offering a "Grab & Go" meal service. Meals (which include breakfast items as well) are free to any children between the ages of 1-18 who reside in their District boundaries. They have pick-up stations at the locations and times listed below. If transportation is a barrier to your student being able to access meals, please email us at [email protected].
Stayton Elementary: 9:30-10:30
Stayton Middle: 10:00-10:30