Our Veterans and the City of Baltimore need you!

Bethany will be partnering with The Mission Continues in service to the Brooklyn/Curtis Bay area of Baltimore.  The Mission Continues is a non-profit, non-partisan organization dedicated to bringing together veterans and community organizations to support areas of need.  To learn more about The Mission Continues, please check out their WEBSITE

On July 21st over 150 Veteran volunteers with the Mission Continues will be clearing an inner-block lot for a new urban farm, building a pavilion, creating some safe play and rest structures for neighborhood kids, and throwing a small block party for neighborhood youth. 
 

How will Bethany serve? 

There are 4 ways you can serve so please sign-up!  

1 – Donate items for boxed lunches for the Veteran volunteers

2 – Help pack the boxed lunches

3 – Help transport the boxed lunches and help to serve on-site in Curtis Bay

4 – Volunteer as part of the construction efforts that day as a Veteran

Sign up HERE

Why is Bethany partnering with Mission Continues?

Our Veterans are choosing to reintegrate to life after the military and continue to serve their country by transforming communities.  Supporting their efforts allows the Mission Continues to direct their resources toward additional community actions.  Bethany’s Mission Committee established some focus points for our efforts this year including helping the local area and this is an opportunity to serve two communities:  Veterans and Baltimore City!

Details for Packing Event

If you are interested in helping to package the meals, we will meet at Bethany on Saturday, July 21st at 8:00 am.  We hope to be done by 10:00 am depending on the size of the volunteer force.  Items will be set up in stations, but we will need to make the sandwiches, put together the salads and package the rest of the items.  Please use the same sign-up process if you are interested.  Children are welcome if they are supervised by an adult volunteer.  50 volunteers needed. 

Details for Transport and On-Site Lunch Volunteers

If you are interested in helping to transport the lunches, set-up on site and serve the Veterans, we will leave Bethany at 10:45 am.  We will be on site at Curtis Bay until 2:00 pm and return to Bethany by 2:45 pm.  This is about a 4-hour commitment.  We will need 20 volunteers and 5 drivers.

Veterans Seeking to Volunteer for Construction

If you are a Veteran and you are interested in volunteering with the Mission Continues on July 21st, please register HERE

Details for Donations

Below is the list of items needed.  Please pay particular attention to the items/quantity.  Non-perishable items can be delivered to the Mission Central shelves in Fellowship anytime prior to Friday, 7/20 at 3pmPerishable items can be delivered to Bethany from Wednesday, 7/18 to Friday, 7/20 but no later than Friday at 3pm.
 

Package Size

# Needed

Item

1 pound

10

Sliced Ham for Sandwiches

1 pound

3

Sliced Swiss Cheese for Sandwiches

1 pound

10

Sliced Turkey for Sandwiches

1 pound

8

Sliced Roast Beef for Sandwiches

1 pound

2

Sliced Cheddar Cheese for Sandwiches

16 oz.

4

Peanut Butter

16 oz.

3

Grape Jelly

1 pound

8

Sliced Salami for Sandwiches

1 pound

3

Sliced Provalone Cheese for Sandwiches

1 dozen

4

Hard Boiled Eggs (left whole)

1 – package of 12

13

Individual bags of chips, pretzels, popcorn or assorted items

24 oz.

10

1 Jar of dill pickles (whole or spear)

2 – packages of 6

7

Single serve apple sauce

2 – packages of 6

5

Single serve hummus

2 – packages of 6

5

Single serve Guacamole

1 package/200

1

Napkins

1 package/50

4

Fork, knife, spoon sets

1 package/50

8

Quart size baggies

1 package/50

4

Sandwich baggies

1 package/50

6

Individual package of mustard

1 package/50

6

Individual package of mayonaisse

1 loaf

3

White bread

1 loaf

5

Wheat bread

1 package/24

3

Tortillas or wraps, medium size

1 package/8

10

Sandwich rolls

Bag of 10

5

Apples

Bag of 10

5

Oranges

Bunch of 5

10

Bananas

Bag

6

Grapes without seeds

1 Quart

12

Package of strawberries

1 pound package

20

Grape tomatoes

1 pound package

7

Baby carrots

Two

8

2 Large cucumbers

Individual

12

Heads of lettuce

Set of 3

4

Green peppers

Two

4

Two Large onions (red)

Two

10

Two Large tomatoes (to slice)

1 pound box

4

Box of bow-tie pasta

1 pound

3

Colby cheese block

1 box

5

Keebler Club crackers

2 dozen

8

Cookies

Bag of 50

4

Twizzlers or hard candy that won’t melt

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