Partnering For Relief
The heartbreak and loss we feel as we witness the devastation across Florida, Texas, and Puerto Rico is shared with so many people. We feel like we need to do something, but with limited resources, we don’t know what. WCC has partnered with a local disaster relief organization called DRAW. DRAW (Disaster Relief At Work, Inc.) is a non-profit, 501(c)3 dedicated to providing relief services to communities that have been hit by natural disasters. DRAW was started with a singular premise in mind: That a natural disaster is the only time in the human experience where a person or family goes from everyday life to rock bottom instantaneously.
“We want to be an organization that is there with whatever those survivors need as soon as they need it. Our first response teams will sift through the remains of a house to salvage valuables, move a tree that has fallen and blocked them in their driveway, or just sit and listen as they grieve.”
DRAW aims to provide relief to as many people as are in need of it. To find out more information or to make a donation to provide a relief bucket to a community in need, visit their website.
Community is Our Middle Name
We don’t want to just be a great church in our community; we want to be a great church for our community. Currently, we partner with two local organizations in very hands-on ways, as well as look for other ways to add value into Waterford.
We partner with Grayson Elementary School by providing encouragement to teachers, support to parents – and great experiences for kids. Every year we sponsor Treat Street, one of the school’s biggest festivals. We also do several appreciation projects for teachers and staff, as well as provide individual support to students through tutoring. Also, in the summer we sponsor Momentum, a program to help kids and parents navigate the unique needs of summer. Have a heart for kids in our community? We’d love to put you to work.
Suburban poverty is here in Oakland County and food insecurity has become one of its fastest-growing problems. Everyday poverty-stricken families are forced to choose between basic necessities. HUNGER cannot wait. HOMELESSNESS cannot wait. UNEMPLOYMENT cannot wait.
Oakland Hope is a one-stop-shop ministering to struggling families. Several area churches work to provide a collaborative environment with all the humanitarian services most requested by families in need are offered.
The Thrift Store is located at 373 Summit Dr. Waterford, MI 48328 and is the main funding mechanism for the food pantry. Donate, shop, or volunteer at Oakland Hope to help the under-resourced in Pontiac and surrounding areas.