Helping Our Veterans

Helping Our Veterans

Helping Our Veterans

Last Tuesday, we delivered supplies to our local Veterans Affairs clinic in Lynchburg. The supplies we gave help meet basic needs and are offered freely to the men and women receiving services there: Bottled water, feminine hygiene products, and personal care hygiene kits. We’ve committed to delivering these items (and more, if needed) once a month in an effort to give back to the men and women who have sacrificed so much for our country. This is just our small way of saying “thank you”.

I want to invite you to help. 

While we have committed to delivering specific supplies to the VA Clinic each month, we want to do something extra special for our local veterans as the holidays are right around the corner.

That’s why, in October, Gleaning is hosting a one-month collection of specific supplies for local veterans who may need a helping hand. These collected items will be distributed starting on November 11th, which is Veterans Day, and throughout the winter months that follow. The items will be distributed through the Salem Veterans Affairs Hospital, the Lynchburg VA Clinic, and through area veterans groups.

We’re collecting items such as brand-new packaged socks and underwear in all sizes for men and women, which is the greatest need among homeless veterans. We’re also collecting pens & notepads, candy & gum, as well as unsealed, signed Christmas cards which will be delivered in the days approaching Christmas day.

We want to share God’s love in everything we do. Will you join us in providing small but meaningful gifts over the next few months for the men and women who have served our country? Donations can be dropped off (or shipped by the end of the month) at our Volunteer Center at 7539 Stage Road, Concord, VA 24538.

If it’s easier for you to make a financial donation, we have a webpage set up where you can donate specifically to our collection for veterans. Money from these funds will be used to purchase items to help our vets. Simply click the blue button below to be directed to that page.

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

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Concord, VA, 24538

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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.

Gleaning For The Children

Gleaning For The Children

Gleaning For The Children

One of our favorite annual projects involves sending Christmas gifts to partners in Central and Latin America dedicated to the care of children living in orphanages. In nearly 200 homes spread across 10 countries thousands of children receive love, nourishment, care and an education.

In order to provide gifts at Christmas time, Gleaning collects enough toys throughout the year to fill an entire tractor trailer load. We make sure to send it well in advance of the holiday, so it can arrive in time for Christmas.

This year, we were blessed to send 2 tractor trailer loads to our partners. Combined, we provided bouncy balls, dolls, action figures, toys, games, and over 14,000 stuffed animals!

These toys will be given as gifts to the children during the homes’ Christmas celebrations. It is our prayer that the children whom many would consider “the least of these” will come to know the Lord Jesus because of the sharing of the gospel and God’s love through these gifts at Christmas. 

Gleaning’s international work includes special shipments like these, and more, each year. Every donation we receive supports our mission of helping people and sharing God’s love with those in need all around the world. Would you consider giving a donation today to help us continue our mission? 

Online donations can be made by clicking here, and donations by check can be mailed to GFTW PO Box 645, Concord, VA 24538. As always, we appreciate your support. 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

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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.

Local Gleaning Events

Local Gleaning Events

Upcoming Local Gleaning Events

I’d like to take a moment today to share about a few local programs that Gleaning For The World has going on righthere at home.

If you’re local, I’d like to invite you to participate in any or all of these events over the next few months. 

 Serving Our Veterans

Right now, during the month of October, we are holding a supply collection solely for our area veterans. The items we are collecting include new packaged socks and underwear, pens and notepads, gum and candy, as well as magazines and books. These items will be distributed to area veterans in need, beginning on Veterans Day and we will continue to distribute these items throughout the winter months. 

Serving Our Churches

Another local program we are planning for later this month is a church safety seminar called Safe & Secure. On Friday, October 26th, national speaker and safety instructor (and friend to Gleaning!) Marko Galbreath will speak to area church representatives in our volunteer center from 9am until 12pm covering safety topics geared specifically towards churches.

Marko will present ways to keep your church facility safe and tips on how your safety team should react if a dangerous situation were to occur in your church. If you are interested in attending this free 3-hour seminar, please call our volunteer center at 434-993-3600 to RSVP. Seating is limited, so we are asking that each church bring only up to three representatives.

Serving Those In Need

On November 7th, we are hosting our second-ever Red Cross Blood Drive. We had a tremendous turnout at our first blood drive in May, and we are already taking appointments for November’s drive. If you are interested in donating blood at our volunteer center on November 7th, please call our office at 434-993-3600. Every blood donation can help up to three different people in need! 

Serving In Celebration

On December 6th, we’ll be hosting our annual Wings Celebration luncheon, which will be held at the Spring House Restaurant on 460, just a few miles west of our Volunteer Center. This luncheon includes a presentation of the many ways our Wings women’s program has made a difference all around the world throughout 2019. Please contact our office to RSVP for this event by calling 434-993-3600. 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

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.

God At Work Through Gleaning

God At Work Through Gleaning

God At Work Through Gleaning

We have many “Wowed by God!” moments at Gleaning. 

 Last week was full of those moments! Do you ever have those? Where you’re just amazed at all the wonderful things God has allowed you to be part of? 

Allow me to share with you just a few of those special moments. 

We delivered more disaster relief supplies to Morehead City, North Carolina,  to our partners there who are helping approximately 400 families recover from the destruction that Dorian left behind. The supplies included foods, cleaning products, pet foods, and stuffed animals for the children whose toys have been destroyed by flood water. 

We delivered pet supplies to one of our partners in Greenville, North Carolina, to assist with pets who have also been affected by Hurricane Dorian. We have been working diligently to expand out disaster outreach to include more support to animal rescue organizations during times of disaster. 

We collected the final boxes of clothing from the clothing drive that Thomas Road Baptist Church held for the people in the Bahamas who lost all of their belongings because of Hurricane Dorian. We are almost finished palletizing these clothes which will be on their way to bless the Bahamians very soon. 

We finalized the shipping details of what we call our Christmas Container. This shipping container will be filled with toys and stuffed animals and will be sent out in the very near future, headed to central America to provide gifts for children living in orphanages or in otherwise very poor situations. It is a pure blessing to be able to send these Christmas Containers each year! (…and this year we have been able to send two!) 

We were able to locate and obtain 100 desks from a nearby school that had recently closed! This was an answer to prayer for our partner who has desperately prayed for desks for a school in Ethiopia! 

The list goes on… of amazing things God has done through Gleaning For The World – just in the last week!

Remember, whether you allow God to use you to be a part of his story around the world, or right in your own community, be encouraged that He is at work every single day! 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

PS: I want to remind you that if you donate to Gleaning through our Birdies For Charity button below, a 10% donation match will be automatically be applied to your donation! Also, anyone who donates $25 or more through this Birdies for Charity program before next Monday, (October 14th) will be entered to win a pair of tickets to the Senior PGA Charity Classic golf tournament happening October 18th – 20th in Richmond, Virginia. Winners will be announced on Monday, October 14th.  

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

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.

Four Countries Helped This Week

Four Countries Helped This Week

Four Countries Helped This Week!

We’ve had a wonderfully busy week! We have distribution partners around the world, and work continuously throughout the year packing and shipping supplies to be placed into the hands of those facing life’s most difficult circumstances. Some weeks however, our shipping schedule is more diverse than others, and this week was one of those weeks!

This week alone, we loaded shipments headed to Texas as well as  three different countries!

TEXAS: A tractor trailer loaded with relief supplies was sent to Vidor, Texas to assist residents recovering from the 4 feet of flood waters received when Imelda wreaked havoc last week. The line of cars waiting to receive the supplies was two and a half miles long!

BAHAMAS: We are continuing to send supplies to the victims of Hurricane Dorian. One of our outbound shipments this week was headed on a barge loaded with thousands of pounds of humanitarian aid for the Bahamas.

JORDAN: Our partner in Jordan has been patiently waiting for his shipping container to be loaded and on its way to his warehouse. His ministry is devoted to the care, safety and emotional well-being of thousands of individuals and families displaced by war. 

This shipping vessel was loaded with non-perishable food, personal care items, blankets, stuffed animals, bicycles, and lots more!  (Note: The largest refugee camp in Jordan is home to over 120,000 people.)

BELARUS: Our focus at Gleaning is around logistics and getting humanitarian aid into the hands of those in need. One of our highlights of this week included shipping three cargo containers filled with medicines for one of our sister nonprofit partners, headed to Belarus.

Will you join me in continued prayer for each person receiving these supplies? Your prayers and your financial gifts have allowed us to be able to help so many people all around the world.  
To God be the Glory, Great things He has done! 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

15 + 12 =

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.

Devastation In The Bahamas

Devastation In The Bahamas

Planes, Trucks, Barges, & Cargo Ships 

The United Nations estimates that about 70,000 people are in dire need of food and shelter in the Bahamas right now. Some have been able to escape to the United States, however, for the thousands left stranded, life is unimaginable.

Homes are destroyed. Stores are destroyed. The power grid is destroyed. Untold numbers of people are missing. The death toll is rising every day. Survivors of Hurricane Dorian are more than devastated… they are in complete shock, spending each day in survival mode, waiting for help.

Gleaning For The World is responding. We’ve already sent bottled waters, foods, medicines, medical supplies, and more on 5 plane trips to the Bahamas. 

North Carolina’s coast and Outer Banks have also seen destruction and flooding because of Hurricane Dorian’s heavy winds and rain. Today, we’ve loaded our first supplies headed to the North Carolina, which will be delivered tomorrow to help the families and individuals who have been affected there. Two more loads will immediately follow. 

We’re also working with partners to get supplies to the islands by barge and by cargo ships. We need your support in this mission. There are thousands of people lined up outside of what’s left of the airport waiting to be taken to the United States because all they have left is the clothes they are wearing. 

Whether destruction of this magnitude is caused by nature or by man, it leaves a huge wake of devastation that lingers for years. On this date in 2001, we all felt helpless as we learned of the terrorist attacks that day. Today, it is the Bahamians who feel helpless.

They cannot help themselves, but right now we have the opportunity to help.  

Will you support our mission to help the Bahamians? Please say yes, and click here to give your best donation. They are devastated. They have nothing. They need our help. 

In service and partnership,

Jeane Smiley-Mason

President & COO

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An early start today. Our crew started at 7:30 this morning, loading our local partners’ trailer with meat, dairy, fresh produce, as well as muscle milk, sports drinks, and more, which will be distributed to local families and individuals in need today. We started early to try and beat the rain. To donate to our local efforts, please visit GFtW.org/neighbor to support our central Virginia neighbors in need. #lynchburgva #appomattox #charlottecountyva ...

Some sights from Charlotte County today. We delivered blankets, Gatorade, and protein shakes to the firehouse, for residents of this area who have been without power since Saturday. ...

Contact Us

7539 Stage Rd
Concord, VA, 24538

(434) 993-3600

Send Us A Message

15 + 6 =

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.