Thanksgiving 2023 is just 4 weeks away. Here are the ways you can volunteer to help with our annual Free Community Thanksgiving Dinner, November 23rd.
The Compassion Network will be offering free Thanksgiving dinners to our neighbors again this year.
There are 4 ways you can help with this years dinner:
1. Who is available and willing to help with meal preparation on Wednesday the 22nd?
2. Who is able to help cook and tray the meals on Thanksgiving Day the 23rd?
3. Who is able to store a frozen turkey(s) ASAP? I would prefer to place the turkeys with people who are also willing and able to cook them for Wednesday the 23rd.
4. Who will help by providing food donations, making deserts and/or giving financial donations to make the meal possible?
Last year over 750 free, complete Thanksgiving dinners were given to our neighbors.
5. Who would be able to helps us deliver meals to the local hi-rise buildings in the community on Thanksgiving Day. Would be a 2 hour time commitment, 11am - 1pm.
Each year the Lord blesses this outreach which blesses so many in our communities. We are very grateful for those who participate, support and sacrificially give of themselves and their resources to make this meal possible.
You can reach me three different ways if you can help with the needs listed above:
1. message me on facebook - https://www.facebook.com/fuzz.res
2. email me at Invr4get911@aol.com
3. Send a text to 724-448-8173 (no calls please)
May the Lord bless you.
The Compassion Network is made up of local churches in the 15068 zip code. During this pandemic, our outreach goals remain the same. We want to meet the needs of those in our community, especially in times of crisis. Currently, the biggest need we are seeing right now is to provide food. We are meeting that need in a couple of different ways:
If you want to volunteer in any capacity, or if you are in need right now, please contact us:
Phone: 724 448 8173 email: Invr4get911@aol.com
The Compassion Network has never been just about charity. Our goal is to change lives. We strive to build relationships with the people we serve, and to make them aware of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ. To that end, we currently provide:
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Some of you know we have been working to establish a ministry base in Pakistan for over the past year.
In the village we serve, the Lord provided the way and the means to purchase land with the intent to plant and raise fruits and vegetables for as many of the poor as possible. Also, we will be increasing our chicken flock to increase egg production and to provide chicks and chicken meat. There is immediate progress being made in growing food to make the village self-sustainable.
Our team started discussing the urgent need for immediate food production months ago as I truly believe villages like the one we serve will be dealing with life and death starvation issues in the not too distant future. The recent flooding has increased this possibility exponentially unfortunately.
Starvation, a lack of clean water and disease, especially cholera, are the greatest problems facing the people now. The millions that have been displaced will end up heading east toward areas like the one we serve. So, there will soon be a strain on areas that are currently "unaffected" by the monsoons.
If you would like to know more about the ongoing ministry there and/or how you can support that kingdom work, please feel free to contact us. There are huge opportunities to expand this work and to watch as the Lord builds a shining city on a hill for the other surrounding villages to emulate for his glory.
To learn more about the exciting work God is doing at our village in Pakistan, please visit our Pakistan Ministry page by clicking the link below.
A few different observations about the Thanksgiving Dinner outreach that took place this year (2022)...
God gets all the glory. Blessed beyond words to serve with such a great group of people.
This year was quite different in so many ways. Donated items came in slowly. Fewer people cooked turkeys. Financial support was down significantly this year. A significant number of the volunteers who helped were silent this year. We didn't have enough delivery people.
But, God has his ways. Everything needed showed up, even if it was at the last minute. A few people cooked 8 to 10 turkeys each. Many new faces came and served with us seamlessly. We even had a last-minute delivery team come from 45 minutes away to fill in a great need.
Yet, we had more meals go out to our neighbors than ever before. Some of those meals were distributed on the streets in Braddock which were a great, unexpected blessing to people in need there. We cooked over 40 turkeys this year and ended up with turkey to give to more families. Our prep day and Thanksgiving day went better than it ever has before. This was the most efficient and cohesive team we have ever had.
The comments from those we delivered too were nothing but positive. The prayer needs in the parking lot and blessings those neighbors received with our prayer partners cannot be measured.
On another note. No matter what outreach effort we are involved in, God has shown we can expect all things to work for his glory, especially when it seems like the future looks bleak. It has been a definite process, but we have learned it is all out of our control and God keeps all his promises. We are ever more grateful for his provision, his people and his wisdom for his ways are greater than ours.
Born out of a desire to connect people willing to help those in need, Compassion Network tries to allow people and organizations to work together to be Christ's hands and feet in the 15068 area.
We look to match needs with available resources, in all kinds of different situations.
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Jesus tells us that when we serve the "least of these", we are serving Him. (Matthew 25: 31-46).
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