COVID 19 UPDATE
Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission
COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN
Maintaining Rescue Ministry for Columbus, York and surrounding Communities
The Columbus and Living Water Rescue is committed to those in need in our communities. During this time of heightened concern over the Covid-19 Coronavirus we remain steadfast as we trust God’s sovereignty and goodness and trust that by His mercy and grace He will see us through this difficult time. In keeping with the mandates of our Governor and the recommendations of the CDC (Phase Three), we will take the following precautions to assure that our donors, guests and staff at the Mission are safe and cared for.
FIRST AND FOREMOST:
Timothy 1:7 tells us that; “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
We will be vigilant but we WILL continue to serve the
“hurting and the homeless in the name of Jesus Christ.”
FOOD SERVICE: There will not be any disruption of food services at this time. We will continue to serve three meals a day to those in need. We will also provide emergency food boxes to adults who attend a Chapel service from 7:30-8:00 p.m. any night of the week.
CLOTHING DISTRIBUTION: We have once again started open door distribution in Columbus. Our plan is to open the shed Tuesday through Saturday from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. At this time we are still seeking volunteers to work in the shed so we are currently open on Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday.
CLASSES AND CHAPELS:
Discipleship classes and Chapel services will continue at this time.
Our public events scheduled in the near future continue to be postponed until further notice. The Mission is dependant upon donations that normally would have been received during these events.
DROPPING OFF DONATIONS:
At this time we will once again be accepting clothing and furniture donations. Please call and inform the mission that you will be bringing donations if at all possible.
We do NOT have any guests in quarantine at this time. We do however have a plan in place to provide for that potentiality. We will work closely with local hospitals and other health providers to deal with anyone that has been exposed or is showing any concerning symptoms of the virus.
Jails and prisons are not allowing access to the inmates at this time. We will continue to pray for the inmates and corrections officers and look forward to returning as soon as they feel it is safe to resume services.
We are using recommended protocols; cleaning commonly used surfaces in the Mission and as availability allows, providing gloves, masks, hand sanitizers, etc...
Please remain in prayer for our nation, the state of Nebraska, our communities, and for the Columbus & Living Water Rescue Mission as we seek to "Help the Hurting and the Homeless in the Name of Jesus Christ.”