Helping With COVID19

Helping With COVID19

Coronavirus Updates March, 2020

Center for Disease Control Warns Coronavirus to Spread Rapidly in U.S.
Global Death Toll Escalates
South Korea Reports 1,146 Cases
Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Contracts Coronavirus
Cases Exceed 320 in Italy – Ten Dead
Infections Keep Mounting After Cruise Ship Fiasco in Japan
Coronavirus Will Be Major Threat in Africa
Americans Should Prepare for Coronavirus Crisis
Stocks Fall as the Coronavirus Spreads

The news headlines are enough to bring shivers down your spine! Everywhere you turn, this
potential pandemic is impacting every area of life – and it is spreading quickly around the globe.

It’s hard to believe that just eight weeks ago, no one had even heard of the coronavirus. The New York Times first mentioned it January 8th – saying there was “no evidence that the new virus is readily spread by humans.” What a difference a few weeks make!

While multiple cities are essentially locked down in China, federal health authorities in the United States are expecting a sustained transmission of the virus and are calling for businesses, schools and communities to brace themselves and plan for potential outbreaks. As one health expert made clear, “The question isn’t if the virus will expand in the US, the question is when…and the disruption to everyday life might be severe.”

Wow.

When the news reached my desk in early February of just how deadly this could potentially be, we began organizing and providing assistance around the globe:

  • We’ve shipped 95,480 protective masks and 3,465 protective garments to China to try to stop
    its spread to key cities.
  • We have prepared a shipping container for partners in West Africa that contains 1,573,000
    masks and 2,500 protective coveralls – it’s on its way to key hospitals in that country.
  • We have begun stockpiling masks in our warehouse to provide assistance inside the United
    States.

We continue to receive daily requests for help from our strategic partners worldwide, voicing grave concerns about the potential spread of the virus in their countries and the limited healthcare services to effectively combat widespread outbreaks. Additionally, we’ve learned firsthand that nothing like this virus can be contained to one country or region. It will spread.

However, the more we slow it down and limit its transmission, the more likely we can save lives and reduce its impact in the U.S.

With that in mind, I am coming to you today with an urgent request for funding. We must secure as many protective masks, garments, gloves and supporting materials to assist in this potentially cataclysmic situation.

Your gift today will save lives. No doubt about it.

Your gift today will benefit your family and your neighbors. No doubt about it.

Your gift today will have a significant impact around the globe. No doubt about it.

Please consider your most generous gift today. We are only able to do as much as you empower us to do. My prayer is that we don’t look back at this situation in a few weeks and wish we had sacrificed a little bit more now in order to prevent uncontrolled havoc.

As you may know, coronaviruses tend to spread from person to person through coughs and sneezes. Staying at least six feet from other people is thought to minimize the risk. Washing your hands is a must. Do what you can to protect yourself and look to Gleaning For The World to be your front-line partner in this critical fight.

God bless you for what you decide to do.

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In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

4-1-20

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)
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Tennessee Tornado Relief

Tennessee Tornado Relief

Tornado Relief In Tennessee

The images of destruction from yesterday morning’s tornado in Nashville, TN and surrounding counties have replayed in my mind since I first saw the news. 

Devastating stories of residents still searching for loved ones, stories about the 25 victims, children and adults, who have died as a result of this storm, and the stories of those who have lived through it break my heart. As you can imagine, they’ve just experienced one of the most traumatic events a person can go through.

Our prayers are lifted for the residents of middle Tennessee. Our prayers are lifted, and our team has been in motion, starting our response effort yesterday. This morning we began a collection at our local Sam’s Club on Ward’s Road in Lynchburg, VA to collect emergency supplies and shelter items. 

In addition to emergency relief supplies we’re also in need of financial donations to support this effort. Please visit GFTW.org/tn-tornadoes to learn more, or press the red button below to give a financial donation. As is the case with any disaster relief effort at Gleaning, 100% of your donation will be used directly as it is intended: to help cover the costs associated with getting relief supplies to Tennessee. 

Let’s work together to help those in need right now. Please donate if you are able. 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

4-1-20

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)
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Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

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Sharing God’s Love And Giving Back On Valentine’s Day

Sharing God’s Love And Giving Back On Valentine’s Day

Sharing God’s Love & Giving Back on Valentine’s Day  

We’re having so much fun today giving out Valentine’s cookies, chocolates, and bottles of water as part of our Share the Love Valentine’s Giveaway.

It’s really been a great day! Our mission is to share God’s love at home and around the world, and today, we’ve been able to personally thank many of our local supporters and Share the Love with our surrounding community.

Normally, we park our big truck in front of Sam’s Club whenever disaster strikes, and we ask for help from the public. We ask our supporters to share love with those in need. That’s why we chose Sam’s Club as our location to give back to as many people as we can this Valentine’s Day. 

Our truck driver, Steve (pictured above), along with other Gleaning team members will be at Sam’s sharing God’s love until 6pm tonight. If you’re local, won’t you stop by?  

Our supporters come from all over the world — and if we were able to hand each of you a sweet treat today, we would! We want you to know how special you are. 

Whether you live near or far, you deserve many thanks! We cannot do what we do, without the selfless generosity of those who support this ministry. You are a blessing. 

Happy Valentine’s Day from all of us at Gleaning For The World, 

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

4-1-20

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)
...

Remember, when you shop online at Smile.Amazon.com .... You still use the same login info as Amazon.com... but on this site, you can choose to give a portion your sale money to the charity of your choice. This is a FREE WAY to support the nonprofits your love. Will you switch to Smile.Amazon.com and support Gleaning today? ...

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.

Puerto Rico, Australia, Texas to Tennessee

Puerto Rico, Australia, Texas to Tennessee

Earthquakes in Puerto Rico, Fires in Australia, & Tornadoes from Texas to Tennessee

When disaster strikes, there are many steps we need to take before determining whether or not it is feasible for Gleaning to respond. From the outside looking in, it might seem like a no-brainer: “disaster has happened … send help!”

However, while we all have the desire to help… there are several logistical details that need to be worked out first.

For example, we’ve gotten pretty good at collecting, sorting and shipping supplies to those in need… dare I say, we’re probably at expert level with this! 

But when disaster strikes, our first step is to find a distribution partner— that is, a like-minded partner who will receive and distribute the items we ship—in the area affected by the storm. We have partners all over the world through our network, but it takes time to find someone in the right location (especially in an area we have not worked before) to help victims of each disaster. 

Once we’ve confirmed a suitable partner, the second question we must ask them is, “can your facility accommodate a tractor trailer full of supplies, and the hundreds or thousands of people who will come to your location to receive help?” …Followed by questions like “How will you unload the supplies? Do you have adequate square footage to hold these supplies? Do you have a forklift? And, do you have people to help you run a successful distribution?” 

Logistics: it’s what we do. In order for everything to run as smoothly on the supply distribution end as it does on our end, we want to make sure we know all the answers before we even embark on our disaster response.

I want you to know, we’ve been working hard over the last week. We’ve been doing extensive research, contacting current partners, reaching new partners, attending virtual meetings (every day) with other non-profits, and trying to determine if we can respond to any of the disasters I listed above… and if so, how. What is the greatest need? How can we help? 

Stay tuned for more information about Puerto Rico, Australia, and the southern United States. 

We’re evaluating each disaster carefully to determine the best role Gleaning can play as these catastrophic events unfold.  

Please join us in praying for all those affected by these disasters, and please consider visiting our giving page for Disaster Relief to share a gift of any amount, which will help us prepare for out next disaster response. To find our giving page, simply click here

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

4-1-20

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)
...

Remember, when you shop online at Smile.Amazon.com .... You still use the same login info as Amazon.com... but on this site, you can choose to give a portion your sale money to the charity of your choice. This is a FREE WAY to support the nonprofits your love. Will you switch to Smile.Amazon.com and support Gleaning today? ...

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.

Happy New Year 2020

Happy New Year 2020

Partner With Us As We Grow

It’s January – for many, that means a time for renewal, rejuvenation … and resolutions. A fresh start! 

Do you make resolutions each year? 

I’d like to ask you to consider making another resolution this January… a monthly partnership with Gleaning. 

Proverbs 29:18 says, “where there is no vision, the people perish…” We have a vision of growth in 2020, and we need your help! 

Will you join our vision? Will you commit to giving a monthly gift of any amount to help Gleaning For The World share God’s love with even more people in 2020 and beyond?

We plan to expand:

  • Our work with veterans, helping those battling poverty and homelessness.
  • Our Wings program, where we provide menstrual supplies for women without. 
  • Our work providing supplies to the men, women, and children who have fled from their homes and now live in makeshift refugee camps. 
  • Our disaster relief fund – which will enable us to send even more help whenever disaster strikes. 

 But we need your help! 

Would you commit, this month, to begin giving each month to help our mission grow? You can even designate which program you’d like your donation to be used for – Local Aid, National, International, Wings, Disaster, or Teddy Bear Brigade, for example…

To make it easier, we’ve added a “Monthly” button on our donation page, which will automate your gift each month on the date of your choosing. And, we’ve added the capability to give by e-check!

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

Our Latest Posts

4-1-20

Dear Heavenly Father,

Today we praise you for the unity we are seeing among your children. People of all ages and denominations are becoming more outspoken about their love for you and their faith in you. During this time of social distancing, people all over social media are praising you and praying to you, and we thank you for that.
Lord, today we ask for mercy for those who have celebrations planned in the coming days. Weddings, birthday parties, retirement celebrations, and other events take time, money, and resources to put together. Lord, help those who are cancelling their celebrations to rejoice in your love, and please help them to be able to recover from any financial woes brought on by COVID-19.

With current restrictions in place, Lord, we ask that people are able to share each other’s joys in unique and creative ways. We thank you for the technology in place that helps loved ones celebrate special moments together, even when they are apart. Thank you for the love of friends and family.

We pray this in Jesus’ name, amen.

Romans 5:3-4

We also rejoice in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. (Join our Facebook prayer community: Praying through the pandemic)
...

Remember, when you shop online at Smile.Amazon.com .... You still use the same login info as Amazon.com... but on this site, you can choose to give a portion your sale money to the charity of your choice. This is a FREE WAY to support the nonprofits your love. Will you switch to Smile.Amazon.com and support Gleaning today? ...

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

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Gleaning For The World, Inc., is registered with the Internal Revenue Service as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.  All donations are tax deductible under this status.