In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, two parishioners from St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church in Silver Spring are leading an interfaith effort to fight hunger. The Ministry for the Poor and Vulnerable helps get meals and groceries to those that cannot leave their home due to illness and/or no transportation. The FUMC microgrant was used to purchase food to contribute to this effort which is also being supported by four other churches.
Raising a Village
Raising A Village Foundation provides high-quality intervention programs and community resources to children, youth, and families in the areas of education, health and wellness, and the arts in the District of Columbia. Its programs include its educational program – Driven 2 Succeed. the FUMC microgrant helped provide two laptops to key staff to facilitate their educational outreach and tutoring to disadvantaged students.