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

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* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
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7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

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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

These boxes are lined up in our Volunteer Center, and are being filled with medical supplies which will be sent to overseas. Our medical sort continues all throughout the year. The supplies we receive are overstock from medical corporations, and we are able to work with with partners in numerous countries to supply life-saving items for clinics and hospitals in impoverished nations. #nonprofit #virginianonprofit #virginiaisforlovers ...

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Right now, many college students are looking for opportunities to fulfill their required service hours, while others are looking for internships in their field of study. * If you are interested in volunteering or learning more about volunteering at Gleaning, send an email to Greg Middaugh at Greg@gftw.org.
* If you are interested in applying for our Marketing & Media internship program, email your resume and cover letter to Teresa Davis at Teresa@gftw.org.
We look forward to hearing from you! #lynchburgva #appomattoxva #farmvilleva
...

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Sign up to give blood at our next blood drive, February 6th! #givebloodsavelives #giveback #gleaningfortheworld ...

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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.