We Love Our City

 

Hey difference makers.

Thank you so much for showing the love of Jesus to our city by partnering with us to serve and bless those who have been heavily impacted by the effects of COVID-19. Your generosity and outpouring for the Big Country community has been amazing to see. Here are some ways we have been able to meet those needs.

It doesn’t stop there…Right now, more than ever, our city needs to see the love of Jesus on display. As we are in the middle of this unknown season we have found some opportunities that would continue to bless the people of the Big Country.

#WeLoveAbilene #bpWLOC

Outreach Opportunities

Home & Safe Program

The Home & Safe Program is an on-going community wide outreach in the City of Abilene & the Big Country. The focus is to assist families and individuals in need of receiving essential resources and emotional support. Volunteers will use an online community portal to connect residents to resources and services. Trained call specialists will receive calls, input information into a data software, and then connect with trained volunteers to acquire resources and deliver to the family in need. 

By loving God and loving our neighbor, we believe lives will be saved and hope will rise. We believe this will bring healing to our community that is created by acts of kindness. 

Our desire is that every family in Abilene will have the opportunity to be heard, seen and served with love! You can be an active participant in loving our city through this connected network! 

Register below to become a volunteer.

Register Here 

Prayer Walk Your Neighborhood 

If you and your family have not been exposed to the virus, the city permits residents to go on walks. In this time pray over your neighborhood for protection and healing for our city. 

Blood Drive

Our city leaders communicated that we are in desperate need of blood donors during this season, and they are running low. Beltway Park & Hendrick Regional Blood Center will partner together to host a blood drive. Come support our local blood banks in this time of need. Be sure to bring a photo ID. 

South Campus: Sunday|June 28|10:00am - 2:00pm

North Campus: Sunday|July 12|10:00am - 2:00pm 

Beltway Garage

Whether you are a skilled mechanic or interested in learning some basic automotive techniques, the Beltway Garage is a great area to learn and serve as we perform automotive maintenance for families in need. Come join our serve team on the 1st and 3rd Saturday of each month. More info:

Sign Up Here

Donate Items to First Responders & US Postal Service

Our first responders and essential workers at the US Postal Service have communicated they are low on the following items. They are on the front lines fighting and serving our city, so let's come together and help protect them as they protect and serve us. All donations can be dropped off at the South Campus (outside the main offices and C Building).

  • Gloves
  • Masks 
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Disinfectant Wipes

Food Drive 

Our food pantry feeds about 200 families per month. Due to shortages in this season, we need your help! Partner with our local food pantry as we feed families of the Big Country. 

  • Drop off all donations at the South Campus (outside the main offices and C Building). 
  • Toilet Paper
  • Plain Rice (1-2lb bags)
  • Spaghetti 
  • Canned soups 
  • Canned meats 
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Tomato sauce (plain)
  • Canned fruit
  • Peanut butter (smaller jars)
  • Cereal 
  • Pancake mix
  • Dry pinto beans (1-2lb bags)
  • Chili 
  • Corn
  • Canned vegetables (don't need green beans) 
  • Canned beans ( pintos, Ranch, baked, refried)
  • Side dishes (instant potatoes, hamburger helper, rice sides)
  • Grocery Sacks (brown paper bags or re-usable totes) 
  • Ramen Noodles
  • Mac - n - Cheese

More Info

Meals on Wheels

Visiting Angels Volunteer

In the event that their volunteer base declines, Visiting Angels is looking for additional help to minister to their clients in the following ways: running meals to homes, making sure clients have eaten, making sure clients have taken meds, drop by and check-in on clients, or make phone calls to clients. 

  • Contact Shelly Drennan at Visiting Angels, 325-437-9500

Donate to AISD Student Care Packs 

Approximately 3 out of 4 students enrolled in Abilene ISD are eligible for free-and-reduced lunch. In other words, roughly 74% of students in AISD live in a low-income household were families already struggle to put food on the table. With schools closing as a result of COVID-19, the need experienced by these families is continuing to grow. No amount is too small or large. If you are unable to donate at this time, please contribute by sharing this effort with your friends, family and colleagues.

Donate Here

Boots on the Ground - Yard Work for the Elderly or Disabled

Come partner with Boots on the Ground as we do yard work for the elderly and disabled in our community. Lawn mower & weed eaters needed. 

  • Please sign up for the "Yards for the Disabled" option using the link below. 

Sign Up Here

Mask-Making for Hendrick Hospital 

Hendrick has made a tutorial on how to make masks for their nurses to use. As our world faces a shortage on face masks, help our local hospitals by making masks for our nurses to wear. 

  • Click below for how to instructions

Mask-Making Instructions