Hands and Feet for Jesus is a Camelback SDA Church ministry that helps seniors and people with major health needs, seeking to provide emotional and physical support with daily life. Whether it’s food, rides to the doctor, medical case work or simply a prayer or a helping hand around the house, volunteers aim to be the hands and feet of Jesus to vulnerable adults in the greater Phoenix area.
Check out the recent article about Hands and Feet for Jesus in the Pacific Union Recorder magazine: HF Article
How is Hands and Feet serving people during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Hands and Feet for Jesus is mobilizing to help even more people during the coronavirus pandemic.
The Hands and Feet Care Team is still providing:
- Emotional encouragement via calls, cards, and prayer
- Help with physical needs with shopping and food boxes
- Rides to medical appointments
- Socially distanced visits (in-person when appropriate as of September) with long-term care residents
Do you need help or know someone who does?
Contact Jean Shepherd at 480-899-0682 – you can also email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Now is a great opportunity to volunteer to serve, whether you are staying at home or can drive around town.
You can fill out the Volunteer Sign Up Form here: https://forms.gle/RxQnSDPWPv7mRMVZ7
Want to donate to increase our reach to the community and help others struggling during this uncertain time? Simply log on to the Adventist Giving website or app and select “Hands and Feet” – thank you!
Adventist Giving website: https://adventistgiving.org/#/org/ANP4FB/envelope/start
Camelback SDA Church Food Pantry
Our church food pantry supplies food boxes for pickup or delivery by volunteers. You can help contribute by purchasing items.
What to Buy:
- Shelf-stable pantry items
- Baby/toddler food
- Toiletries/hygiene products
Drop-off at the Camelback SDA Church office on Mondays,Wednesdays, and Fridays from 6:00 – 10:00 a.m. or fill out this form if you’d like a Hands and Feet volunteer to pick up your donation at your convenience: https://forms.gle/RxQnSDPWPv7mRMVZ7
Ministry Spotlight: Refugees Receive Food, Cleaning Supplies During COVID-19
One Saturday in May, Hands and Feet volunteers delivered food boxes to refugee families around the Valley in partnership with the International Rescue Committee. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, employment opportunities and transportation options became even more limited for the families. The grocery delivery teams took precautions by wearing masks and gloves, and the unusual circumstances resulted in shorter visits.
But even though teams dropped off boxes on the porch, families responded well. One family’s kids hopped up and down in excitement upon seeing the volunteers arrive, and another family started cheering, “It’s here, it’s here!” We hope to serve more families in the months to come since many people are facing uncertain economic times.
You can contribute to our food pantry at anytime with an online gift. We are all in this together, Phoenix!