This was the first meeting of Grandies since mid February of 2020. That was around the time that Covid-19 was declared a pandemic.
None of us expected how dangerous and socially disruptive this disease was going to become.
World wide 168,000,000 reported cases of infection. 3,490,000 people have died from it. Though it isn’t over, somewhere near 40% of those in the USA have been double inoculated and some government restrictions have been lifted. I just hope that this measure of freedom doesn’t make us lax in our vigilance.
Grandies welcomes those 50+ every week with friendship, games and a ministry to connect to others. As a special part of their ministry, Grandies sign and send greeting cards with inspirational messages to those serving in the military, the sick or homebound and church members celebrating happy milestones like birthdays and graduation. Since this ministry started, more than 3,300 cards have been sent!
In the summer, Grandies also work to make available snack packs through Operation Liberty Hill for children who may not otherwise have enough food without a school in session. Additionally, they provide meals at Vacation Bible School and host bake sales twice a year to raise funds for their important works.
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