Our leadership team is meeting daily to address COVID-19. We are closely monitoring everything that local,
state, and federal guidelines and mandates and adjusting accordingly. We will post all updates for the Mission on this site.If you are looking for ways to help Light of Life, here are four ways you can help:
1) Donation needs – Find a list of our most immediate needs here.
2) Financial Support – We’re not sure how this will impact us financially and we’re committed to doing everything we can to provide our services to those in need daily throughout this crisis. Donors can give here or mail checks made out to Light of Life to 913 Western Ave. Pittsburgh, PA 15233.
3) Volunteer – We’re still in need of volunteers. Email Jenny Deatrich at email@example.com if you are interested.
4) Prayer – Pray for our staff, clients, and shelter guests. Please pray for protection, peace, and wisdom for all of us.
5) Advocacy– Help us get the word out! During this time it is important to get as much support as possible. You can help by spreading the word about what Light of Life is doing for the community, and how individuals can help by sharing our posts on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn. You can also share our COVID-19 page with them for out latests updates and needs here: www.lightoflife.org/covid19/
Here are Light of Life we also hope to be a resource for anyone in need of help. Please reach out to us if you are in need
of assistance during this time. We also will be keeping a list of community resources and helpful information. To view these resources click here.
Light of Life Rescue Mission is committed to the safety and well-being of all — including our guests, clients, and children we serve, volunteers and staff .
Light of Life Rescue Mission is taking every precaution to protect those populations most vulnerable and to help mitigate the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus. Our leadership team meets daily to review updates and challenges associated with COVID-19. We are committed to serving those who come to us in need and those in our surrounding community. We will be communicating updates to you through this pandemic.
As of Sunday, March 15th, 2020, the Mission will pause the following operations until April 1st, 2020. At that time, we will reevaluate based on the circumstances and CDC guidelines. We will continue to direct everyone that is serving with us and those we serve to follow CDC guidelines (I.e. no cold symptoms, no fever, shortness of breath, and coughing, etc.)
The following volunteer opportunities are postponed now through April 1:
The following opportunities are still ongoing (we are developing detailed plans around each and we will send information out to volunteers via e-mail):
Scheduled volunteer orientations will be held online. We will email volunteers the details and instructions.
If you would like to volunteer, click here.
Services adjusted for mitigation:
New Resident Intakes:
Services: All current services at Light of Life will continue with modifications as needed. This includes:
Light of Life Rescue Mission Development Events on hold:
Ways to Help:
We need your support now more than ever to continue caring for our vulnerable population. Here are 3 ways you can help right now:
“We are prepared and constantly monitoring as new information comes in. We appreciate your understanding as we take these precautions to protect not only our clients, but also the entire community during this difficult time. Please note that this plan can and will change as new information arises. We will provide updates as soon as possible through our social media and website. Please join us in prayer and thank you again for your continued support and compassion for the work of Light of Life Rescue Mission.”
-Jerrel Gilliam, Executive Director
Concern among public health officials about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) is growing with new infections now being reported throughout the United States. While no cases have been officially confirmed in Allegheny County, we are expecting cases to appear in our hometown, and we will ensure that information is disseminated quickly if Coronavirus (COVID-19) is confirmed in the Pittsburgh area.
The health and safety of our staff, clients, emergency shelter guests, and surrounding community is of the utmost importance to us and is at the forefront of all our actions.
As a neighborhood partner and a resource for Pittsburgh’s homeless and addicted community, our continued commitment as a team is to provide quality care for our guests and clients.
We are following CDC Guidelines and taking extra precautions. We do not want to contribute to an atmosphere of fear and panic but take a posture of coordinated preparation and prayer during this time.
Here are some of the preventive measures we are taking at our locations:
We will continue to monitor and update you with the situation and alert you if we have immediate needs for help.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We are honored to serve our North Side community and the greater Pittsburgh region. If you have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In His Grip,
Jerrel T. Gilliam
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