Ready for school. Here's to a great year!
💚💚Thank you, thank you, thank you to the Department of Community Supervision for their donation of school supplies and other handy items!! We appreciate all you do for our community and county!! 💚💚
We love the way Pamela's friends celebrate her….bydonating to the mission! Happy 60th, Pamela Hill. 💚🍰🎉 Thanks for the donations.
We had such a great, unexpected gift today from the members of Clito Baptist Church. The VBS children collected money for Open Hearts and the congregation matched their contribution!! Let us just say dynamite comes in small packages. We will use this money toward special items and outings for our child residents.
With Covid cases on the rise, we wanted to address how we are again doing our best to continue to reach those who need our help while following guidelines that help keep residents, volunteers and staff safe. In Bulloch County, 19 Covid patients were admitted to hospital just today. Here are a few things we have already been doing: All guests are always required to wash their hands before meals. Wall mounted hand sanitizers are in our main lobby and our dining area. Continuing daily meal service and managing the flow of guests by seating in outdoor dining areas and packaging meals “to go” or having multiple dining shifts. Our dinnerware – plates, utensils, and cups – are all disposable products. Cleaning and disinfecting between all meal seatings. Beginning July 25, 2021 as a precaution, the mission will be limiting intakes to ensure social distancing and also reinstating these guidelines: Temperature checks Residents will be spaced farther apart in sleeping areas. Covid tests and quarantine for those exhibiting symptoms. Increasing daily cleaning/sanitizing and educating residents on health, safety, and wellness measures. Medical staff will be brought in to educate residents about the vaccine. For volunteers: To address the growing concerns about being in large groups, we are reducing our volunteer opportunities to the absolute, mission-critical shifts. All of our current volunteers who work directly with our residents are FULLY VACCINATED!! If any volunteer is feeling unwell, we ask that they please cancel and reschedule their service for another time. At this time, we have put a hold on new volunteer applications. Large groups during dinner and devotion are not permitted at this time. As always, the work that we do feeding and sheltering the needy in our community is enabled by the generosity of caring individuals like you. You may donate to Open Hearts online at our website, ohcm.org or by mailing a check payable to Open Hearts to PO Box 991, Statesboro, GA 30459. Please pray for God’s wisdom and protection as we face this familiar challenge yet again. Hopefully Corona will be short lived and we can get back to normal soon. We are thankful that there has never been any Covid cases at Open Hearts. Each one that enters our doors is valuable to us and our number one goal is to reach them, but to do it wisely so that all will be safe and healthy. Thank you for your continued support. ... See more
We were excited to have some of the youth and adults from Bethel Missionary Baptist Church to visit today as part of their VBS. The residents will enjoy all the goodies that they assembled in care packages. Such precious children eager to help and learn.
For those wanting to be vaccinated. This link contains info about availability.
Oh yes!! Thanks to the Morrises and Delores Grooms Dickey for the meal! Ms. Susan Brinson also spoiled is with this pound cake that was still warm. We are especially grateful to her for pushing through rotator cuff pain, but still insisting to spread cheer to the residents at the mission and keeping this meal a month organized. We hope you feel better soon.
Boiled peanuts and cold Watermelon. Thank you to Danny and Alicia Crapse for the watermelons!! What a great summertime treat we have been enjoying.
We are in need of wallets...men and womens. If you have any spare ones in decent shape lying around, please consider donating to the mission. You can drop them off or have them mailed to: Open Hearts Community Mission, 201 Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. Statesboro 30458.
Look at our new bedding! We have been getting ready for Open House tomorrow. Our tree dedication will be at 2. Thanks to all of you who donated the bed spreads/blankets!! They look GREAT.
Don't forget. This Sunday coming up. Stop by and visit with us.
We are celebrating an anniversary!! Four years ago today, Open Hearts Community Mission opened its doors. What a journey it continues to be. Never be afraid to boldly believe, dream or pray for something. Your boldness can open doors and change the world around you. No one can so beautifully order your steps as God. “Commit your work to the Lord, and your plans will be established." We are constantly in awe of the people he surrounds us with to support the mission. Without the churches joined together for this ministry, donors, volunteers and cheerleaders, it wouldn't exist. ... See more