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August 2020

August 14, 2020

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Weekly Update

Prayer Requests

  • Please continue to pray for Joe Martin, a First Community staff member.
  • We hold Donna Powers in our prayers, and send condolences on the recent loss of her daughter.
  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

Service Statistics

August 6, Thursday: 27 households
August 11, Tuesday: 56 households
August 12, Wednesday: 32 households
August 13, Thursday: 34 households

News

Message from Our Director

Thank you for your constant support of Heart to Heart, a First Community mission.

We have some exciting news forthcoming. Please stay tuned to our Facebook and Instagram accounts and tag a family member or friend!

We are grateful for You. We are grateful for God.

Blessings,

Lamar

Pet Portrait Fundraiser

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Monthly Order

Click below to view the order from Mid-Ohio Food Collective that we received this past Monday, August 10.

August Order

Kroger Community Rewards

Through this program, First Community Missions earns more than $6000 per year which is then given to support our own food pantry, Heart to Heart.

In the period beginning May 1 and ending July 31, 2020, this program earned $1157.61 toward Heart to Heart with 261 households participating. Thank you!

Program Details

Week in Pictures

Upcoming Events

Social Media Giveaway

You could win one of 8 gift cards by engaging with us on social media Aug 17-24. We have 6 gift cards for Kroger, 1 for Giant Eagle, and 1 for Advance Auto Parts available for our clients to win. Check our Facebook and Instagram daily beginning Aug 17 for your chance to win!

Official Contest Rules

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

August 7, 2020

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Weekly Update

Service Statistics

August 4, Tuesday: 56 households
August 5, Wednesday: 26 households

Prayer Requests

  • Please continue to pray for Joe Martin, a First Community staff member.
  • Click here to be added to First Community prayer chain.

News

Pet Portrait Fundraiser

Click Here

Week in Pictures

And what does the Lord
require of you
But to do justice,
To love mercy,
And to walk humbly
with your God?
Micah 6:8 NKJ

Our mission at Heart to Heart is to respond to God’s commandment to love one another.
Our vision of Heart to Heart is to model God’s love by:
Cultivating a loving community
Honoring individual gifts
Feeding bodies and souls
…and seeing everyone as a child of God

Volunteer of the Month: August

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Bryan "Smitty" Smith

“First of all, big thanks to the many volunteers I encounter in my involvement with Heart to Heart! You’re wonderful people doing great things! Along with the occasional help project at Heart to Heart (which we love to jump in on with my Brother & Sister-in-law, Ben & Jen Smith, and their family, my beloved nieces and nephews!) I pick up groceries from Target Hilliard and bring them to H2H to drop off, weigh, sort and shelve! Just a small part of the mission a few hours a week, but I’m proud to say I’ve been able to complete my assignment through thick and thin, each and every week this year. Call it my winning streak!

However, I am totally humbled to be selected as volunteer of the month for August 2020 – and I know there are many that deserve more praise and accolades than me… this is dedicated to all of you! So for the past two years, I’ve had my consistent routine, thanks to the organizational skills and all-around awesomeness of Heart to Heart Director, my great friend Lamar Graham. I actually met Lamar a couple of years ago at my nephew’s Eagle Scout Ceremony (Matthew built the beautiful benches outside at Heart to Heart for his final project!) Well, Lamar gave an incredible speech about Matthew, that was so spot-on; describing my nephew’s attributes, his humility, his kindness, and his spirit of giving, that it absolutely compelled me to learn more about Heart to Heart… and true friendship and a consistent routine was born! Every week, the morning I spend in giving is a powerful reminder of what’s important and a healthy dose of perspective.

I encourage anyone who sees this to jump at the opportunity to participate in anything and everything Heart to Heart does, even if it can only be in a limited capacity! They have an online signup system and Lamar will make greatness happen with your help! I’m truly honored to receive any praise for something that is already so rewarding, and all I want to do is use this platform to invite others to join the Heart to Heart mission, in a capacity that works for you, particularly in the upcoming times of uncertainty and need! Hope to see you. Thanks and God Bless!”

Smitty

Smitty and Creative Canvas Columbus are doing a fundraiser in August benefitting Heart to Heart. See the flyer below for details.