Together for WHAM: WDCF Donates $10,000, Grace Issues Challenge Match for $50,000, Call for Volunteers

The Westchase District Community Fund (WDCF) presented WHAM with a $10,000 donation on April 27. WHAM provides social services including food donations, rent and utilities assistance and employment assistance to individuals and families who have nowhere else to turn.

Distributing food to the community: WHAM has gone from helping 75 families a day to more than 200 because of the COVID-19 crisis.

The need for WHAM’s services, especially during the COVID-19 crisis, has surged. WHAM has seen an enormous increase of serving 200 families a day, in addition to first responders. Reverend Chris French, Pastor of Missional Living for Grace Presbyterian Church, joined the call to support WHAM. Rev. French encouraged the community to support WHAM. An anonymous donor will match financial gifts up to $50,000 received by May 11. Use the code word “Grace” in your check memo line or in the comments section of online giving.


Have Some Free Time? Volunteers Needed

WHAM currently needs specific volunteer roles filled including a driver to pick up and unload donations; volunteers who can assist in the Second Blessing resale store which will reopen soon; and a volunteer to assist the pantry driver with loading and unloading.

Volunteer Driver
 – a volunteer opportunity available for someone to drive to area stores and restaurants to pick up, load and unload food donations
Duties:
  • Drive to designated locations. Load and organize donations in truck
  • Drive to WHAM unload donations
  • Record donation information on log
  • Assist with food distribution when no pick-ups are scheduled
Volunteer in Food Pantry – a volunteer opportunity available for someone to assist the pantry driver with loading and unloading food donations from stores and restaurants.
Duties:
  • Drive to designated locations. Load and organize donations in truck
  • Drive to WHAM unload donations
  • Record donation information on log
  • Assist with food distribution when no pick-ups are scheduled
Shifts:
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Friday, Saturday from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Interested volunteers should visit WHAM’s volunteer page and email Ella Clark.
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