Our Mission & Outreach Committee will match your donations up to $1,000. Chelsea is in crisis. You may have heard that Chelsea has the highest rate of infection in Massachusetts, on par with New York City. And Chelsea is home to many vulnerable people: newly-arrived immigrants, undocumented families, non-English speakers, and low-income workers and families with children. The economic, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic were immediate and dire for the many Chelsea individuals and families who live one paycheck away from serious financial hardship. COVID-19 has magnified the challenges this community has long been struggling with: unstable and unaffordable housing, food insecurity, low wages, lack of English proficiency, and high rates of uninsured.
The One Chelsea Fund will provide financial relief to Chelsea individuals and families to meet their basic needs. You have already been so generous, and donated over $1,000! Let’s do more in God's name! Click the ONLINE GIVING button above and designate the amount of your donation. Thank you for your generosity.
We Can Help Erase Medical Debt! Medical debt is an economic justice issue. It causes people to cut back on necessities, lose needed medical services, and sink into a poverty trap. Together with the other 600 churches across the new Southern New England Conference of the United Church of Christ, our church can help fight this injustice. Working with the non-profit RIP Medical Debt, every $100 our Conference collects through this initiative by April 17 will be used to eliminate $10,000 in medical debt in some of the neediest communities in our region, including Springfield, MA, Bridgeport and Hartford, CT, and Providence, RI. Read more at: sneucc.org/RIP-medical-debt
Our Conference has asked every congregation to contribute to this effort. Won’t you help by contributing to our church’s gift?