COVID – 19 Local Resources

Dear NCF Orlando Family,

How we, as a community and nation, are responding to the COVID-19 pandemic crisis is an opportunity like none other to make an impact for the Kingdom by meeting current and immediate needs. This webpage is designed to encourage you with stories of compassion and kindness, provide readings and articles meant to be encouraging and thought provoking, and provide a few potential areas where needs certainly exist. Like Joseph in Genesis 41, maybe the Lord has filled our storehouses “for such a time as this.”

Coram Deo,
Tim & Team

Selected Readings:

Thoughtful articles to help navigate the times…

Four Local Giving Areas

1. Consider especially vulnerable populations like the homeless and the hungry.

Coalition for the Homeless of Central Florida
Region’s largest shelter provider for needy families.
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Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida
Region’s largest food provider for needy families.
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Orange County Public Schools
Creates a lifeline for low-income kids who would normally get well-rounded meals at school five days a week.
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Feed the Need Florida
4Roots and 4Rivers are coming alongside The Florida Department of Agriculture’s Food Service Program to provide Family Meals for older siblings, parents, grandparents and caretakers.
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2. Consider low income, working parents of kids who are home from school.

United Against Poverty
Perhaps the best run non-profit in Orlando focused on the working poor.
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Heart of Florida United Way
Recently set up special virus-focused fund designed to provide resources as a bridge to help fund families that can normally make ends meet.
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Matthew’s Hope Ministry
Helps turn homeless citizens into skilled employees.
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Community Hope Center
Works with many of the low-wage tourism workers struggling to make ends meet.
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Lift Orlando
Helps residents, businesses and community leaders work together to close the gap for children and families.
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3. Consider healthcare workers and our healthcare system.

Grace Medical Home
Serve the working, uninsured poor in Central Florida, providing comprehensive medical care and a place for patients to feel the love and compassion of Christ.
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Shepherd’s Hope
Largest free and charitable health care clinic in Florida.
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4. Consider your local church and other small churches that could use assistance.

  • Many churches will face financial challenges as they evolve their ministry model due to social distancing. Please keep our church leaders in your prayers.  
  • Some smaller churches may not have access to online giving.  If you know of a church who needs help with this, please let us know.