We have exciting news to share! Our Change the World Allen Kick-Off Weekend results have been tabulated, and we are off to a great start as we change the world in 2021.
Red Cross Blood Drive
The efforts of the Allen community have always been greatly appreciated and our support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. The blood drive at FUMC Allen collected 51 units, including 3 first time donors. The drive at the LDS stake collected 55 units.
Military Support Group
Click HERE to read a thank you note we recently received
from one of our care package recipients.
Project Linus received 5 blankets assembled by 14 volunteers. These gifts of love will be given to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need of a gift that offers warmth, comfort, and a sense of security.
Flower Arranging and Delivery
We had 18 volunteers in the courtyard on Saturday creating 21 beautiful flower arrangements. These were delivered across our community to folks who could use a little token of love from their neighbors.
Our Ruth Circle created shoe box care packages filled with supplies for the women and toys for children for residents of Hope’s Door New Beginning Center. Hope’s Door helps individuals and families escape and heal from domestic abuse and family violence. An additional 20 home-sewn fabric “toiletry totes” were also donated.
Kids Against Hunger
The gym was busy all weekend as 305 volunteers worked 457 hours on Saturday and Sunday. Together, they packaged a total of 48,816 meals that will be sent to families in Honduras and other regions in need.
FUMC Allen, led by our Sojourners Sunday school class, collected 457 pair of socks, 32 pairs of underwear, and a variety of personal toiletries, which were delivered to StreetSide Showers in McKinney to serve our neighbors experiencing homelessness.
All Community Outreach Summer Food Drive
Our Playday families donated 255 pounds of food to help feed the children in need over the summer. The South Region for the Raytheon Veterans (RAYVETS) also collected food for ACO.
Home Repair/Yard Work
- The “Stump Patrol” traveled to 8 locations to removed a total of 20 tree stumps.
- The Agape SS class removed an old fence, set new posts, and installed a new fence at a home on Weeping Willow Court.
- Volunteers replaced rear siding, added a new back porch light, and repaired a back storm door at a home on Gardenia Drive; they returned later to do more work.
- A team repaired siding and cleaned gutters at a home on Hackberry Branch Drive; they returned later to do more work.
- Volunteers removed a fence, pulled old posts, and set new posts at a home on Tenbury Court. They returned on May 22 to reattach the panels.
- Volunteers cut down a dead tree in the front yard of a home on West Way Drive.
- A 10-person Mobile Yard Crew traveled to two of the above locations plus 3 additional new locations to mow, edge, trim bushes and trees, plant bushes, and remove dead plants from last winter’s freeze.
In total, these busy workers filled three dump trailer loads of tree/lawn debris and one load of construction debris.
Doesn’t it make you blink in amazement just read how much we accomplished over one weekend? Can you imagine how much more we can do between now and next May?
Come be a part of the Change The World crew. Just send an email to Rev Jessica Wright or call her at 972.727.8261 so she can put your name on a list. You can also visit the CTW Allen website at changetheworldallen.org.
Projects continue throughout the year so help is always in need.