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Meals and Transportation

Most people really appreciate a few meals at the time of an illness,

birth, or death. In a small church the Pastoral Care Team might do

them, but in a larger church, like ours, we contact the Neighborhoods

Another method would have a few select people do just meals which is a system we used before we reactivated our Neighborhoods. for

long term needs of daily meals, we use Meals on Wheels or other

community agencies.

Transportation is harder to provide because of the

difficulty finding volunteers on weekdays. We try to get members to

church on Sunday or to medical appointments, We have arranged to get

people to radiation therapy or special medical treatments, which can be

everyday for up to six weeks. In a large church the Pastoral Care Team

coordinates drivers rather doing the driving themselves. We also look

for resources in our community foe transportation such as the Red

Cross, Jewish Social Services, and local community programs. Most

community services are for the indigent or those chronically disabled.