March 25, 2020 Update

Dear Supporters of Webster-Rock Hill Ministries,

We pray that you are well, and that you are finding safe and healthy ways to adjust to our new reality as we all respond to the Covid-19 crisis.  Thank you for your care and support of the programs and services of WRHM!  Together we all make a difference in the lives of many members of our community.

Because WRHM has increased need for specific items, as well as increased client requests at this time, we are instituting a new procedure for in-kind donations.  Beginning Friday, March 27, 2020, we are asking that all In-Kind Donations (see list below) be brought to Webster Groves Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 1320 W. Lockwood, 63122.  Webster Groves Christian Church is located on the south side of West Lockwood, just west of Berry Road.  Enter the church parking lot from the east and follow signs and directions from volunteers.  Donors are asked to remain in their cars.  Volunteers will unload and receive your donations and provide you with an acknowledgement of your donation.

In-Kind donations will be accepted at the following times:

Tuesdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Thursdays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

Fridays between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM

We are not currently accepting in-kind donations at our Waymire location.

Urgently Needed Items include:

Toilet Paper
Personal hygiene items
Hand soap and hand sanitizer
Canned meat and vegetables
Dry food items

As always, we continue to need and appreciate monetary contributions.  Please give when you drop off your in-kind donations at Webster Groves Christian Church or give online at Help Us.

Thank you for all you do to help strengthen our community!

Stay well.

Ed Johnson, Executive Director                                                           

Mary Taylor, Board Chairperson



March 23, 2020 Update

WRHM Family and Friends,

WRHM is working to serve our client families, while doing our best to adapt to the rapidly changing circumstances in our community due to the COVID-19/Coronavirus pandemic. Please know that we are focused on doing what is in the best interest of our clients, volunteers, staff and community.

We are adjusting our practices to reduce personal contact, limit the number of people in our building and practice social distancing. This includes new procedures for our clients and donors, which are outlined below.

In addition to social distancing, we are following the other recommendations of the CDC, which include thorough, regular hand washing, continually sanitizing our workspaces and common areas and telling anyone who is feeling ill to stay home.

We have asked volunteers in higher-risk categories (the elderly and immunocompromised) to refrain from coming in at this time.  We are grateful for their commitment to WRHM and appreciate that self-care is of community benefit as well. We are grateful for the many volunteers who continue to keep operations running and for the community that supports us.

Many of you are asking how to help. Cash donations give us flexibility to purchase what we need right now. Click here to give online. Our list of urgent needs is below and will be updated regularly. There are also instructions for pick up in the 63119 vicinity.

Please read on below for client and donor instructions. You may also keep up to date by following our Facebook page.

Thank you for your support.

Ed Johnson

Executive Director

Items Urgently Needed

  • toilet paper
  • personal hygiene items
  • hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • canned meat and vegetables
  • dry food items
  • grocery/drug store gift cards
  • toilet paper
  • personal hygiene items
  • hand soap and hand sanitizer
  • canned meat and vegetables
  • dry food items
  • grocery/drug store gift cards

Because of the ministries’ limited hours of operation and our desire to protect everyone’s health, we are working to arrange a “pick up” team.  You can send an email to marybufe@gmail.com, leave it on your porch or other designated spot, and we’ll have someone pick it up.

Alternately, you can drop these items in the parking lot of WRHM at 111 E. Waymire on Monday through Friday from 9:00am to noon. There will be a designated drop off location or you can call (314) 961-5082 for pick up from your car.

Instructions for Clients

We will continue to provide client services as long as we are able. In order to minimize contact, we will provide curbside services whenever possible. In the rare instance that it is impossible to arrive at WRHM by car, please see the walk-up directions below. If you have questions, please call ahead at 314-961-5082.

CURBSIDE SERVICES. If you have arrived at WRHM by vehicle, remain in your vehicle and call the main WRHM phone at 314-961-5082 on your cell phone. Our receptionist will take your name and your cell phone number. A client services volunteer will call you on your cell phone and will take your order over the phone from your vehicle. We will fill your order and place it outside on the table near the Ministries’ front door. If it is raining, we will bring your order to your car and place it in your vehicle’s trunk. Please be patient as we work to serve clients.

WALK-UP SERVICES. If have arrived at WRHM by foot, please come to the Ministries’ front door and ring the doorbell. You will be invited in to wait in the waiting room if you agree to: (a) wear a mask that we will give to you; (b) sanitize your hands with hand sanitizer provided to you; and (c) wear plastic gloves that will be provided to you. A volunteer will come to the waiting room and provide information to you about the safest place for meeting to serve your needs. Do not enter the volunteer cubicle area unless you are directed to do so.

Instructions for Donors

Many of you are asking how to help. Cash donations give us flexibility to purchase what we need right now. Click here to give online.

Our list of urgent needs is above and will be updated regularly. Because of the ministries’ limited hours of operation and our desire to protect everyone’s health, we are working to arrange a “pick up” team.  You can an email to marybufe@gmail.com, leave it on your porch or other designated spot, and we’ll have someone pick it up.

Alternately, you can drop these items in the parking lot of WRHM at 111 E. Waymire on Monday through Friday from 9:00am to noon. There will be a designated drop off location or you can call (314) 961-5082 for pick up from your car.


March 22, 2020 Update

URGENT REQUEST FOR HELP!

Back in December, many of you jumped into immediate action to help a large number of local families served by Webster-Rock Hill Ministries who had not been adopted for Christmas.  Your generosity then was overwhelming.  I’m back today, asking for your help again. 

As you might guess, the needs of local families served by WRHM are multiplied by this pandemic. Our food panty shelves and emergency funds are being emptied much more rapidly than normal.

Here are two immediate ways you can help:

  1. The fastest, easiest and safest way is to make a donation online at: http://wrhm.org/help-us/.  The kindest gift of all would be to sign up for an automatic monthly donation of $5, $10, $20, $50 or more that can help sustain us during the coming months.
  2. If you stocked up on some items, perhaps you might be willing to share some with those in need.  WRHM is urgently in need of the following items:
    • toilet paper
    • personal hygiene items
    • hand soap and hand sanitizer
    • canned meat and vegetables
    • dry food items
    • grocery/drug store gift cards

Because of the ministries’ limited hours of operation and our desire to protect everyone’s health, we are working to arrange a “pick up” team.  You can simply message me or send me an email at marybufe@gmail.com, leave it on your porch or other designated spot, and we’ll have someone pick it up TODAY.

Alternately, you can drop these items in the parking lot of WRHM at 111 E. Waymire on Monday, March 23 from 9 to noon.   (OTHER DATES)

Thank you again for your help.  Helping others makes us all feel better and more connected.  I invite you to join in our effort to keep Webster and Rock Hill healthy and strong.

P.S.  If you know a family in need, WRHM is here for them.  The phone number is 314-961-5082.  Leave a message, if necessary, and someone will get back to you as soon as possible. Watch this space for more information in changes in hours and services.