Neighbor

Hey Central Coast Community,

We find ourselves in an unexpected season. However, we believe some of God’s greatest movements have always happened during some of the most unlikely moments. We believe God is going to unleash the power of His care, love, and kindness during this unforeseen time. There are two resources we believe are in high supply in the coming weeks – TIME and KINDNESS. So, we want to harness these resources to love our neighbors.
We’ve created this site to connect people who “need a neighbor” with those who want to “be a neighbor.”  For example, maybe you are in the demographic of our community who is more vulnerable to COVID-19. We want to know what your needs are and be able to provide a “neighbor” to meet those needs. Or, maybe your schedule has just gotten a lot lighter over the next few weeks and you want to harness that time towards ways of being a neighbor to those in need. Click on the link below and connect with some of the great opportunities to help those in need.
Let’s turn this unexpected season into an unprecedented season of kindness.
Grace and Peace,

Need a Neighbor?

If you find yourself with some unexpected needs during this season, let us know how we can help! Some examples might include getting groceries, running errands, help with childcare, or simply some prayer and encouragement!

BE a Neighbor.

Many of us find ourselves with a lot more time on our hands. Why not use that time to help others?! We’re trying to help with deliveries, making sure our pantry and warming centers stay open, and just general encouragement!

More Ways to Be a Neighbor

One of the biggest anxieties that this season brings is what it will do to some of our local businesses when so much of our daily lives is interrupted. We can be good neighbors by finding ways to help our friends who are worried about the lost revenue. Here are just a couple of suggestions…but get creative and support our community!

  • Keep supporting our local restaurants by purchasing gift certificates. Local restaurants get some revenue…and you get a meal to celebrate when this season is over. This can also be a great idea for other small businesses like clothing stores, salons, or even pet groomers!
  • Send a card of thanks to our first responders and medical providers. They are our neighbors who are on the front lines protecting us and it can get pretty stressful for them.

NOTE: Social distancing doesn’t mean social isolation…its actually physical distancing and distance socializing.  So stay in touch through video chats, text or good old phone calls. When you do go out for essential services CDC recommends keeping a distance of 3-6 feet, not going to crowded places, and always remembering to wash your hands before and after interactions. Also, if you are feeling any symptoms at all, it’s probably best to just stay home. That’s the best way to be a good neighbor this season!