FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 18, 2020
SUBJECT: FAITH-BASED COMMUNITY STEPS-UP TO HELP THOSE IN NEED
(Youngsville, North Carolina) — Town officials announced today that two of Youngsville’s long-time, faith-based organizations have stepped-up to assist the greater Youngsville area during a time when many may need a helping hand. Specifically, leaders at Covenant Hope Church and Faith Baptist Church recently reached-out to the town to request assistance in communicating their willingness to help.
Faith Baptist’s Care and Legacy Ministry Pastor Aubrey Cooper shared in a phone conversation with Town Administrator Phil Cordeiro, “We just want everyone in the area to know we would be blessed to have an opportunity to help them. We’re happy to bring people food, pick-up prescriptions for the elderly, or do anything else within our power.”
Covenant Hope’s Pastor of Discipleship Ryan Phillips wrote in an e-mail to the town, “We have several elderly people in our community that may feel fearful of leaving their homes even to get to the grocery store. If we can serve our community, please let us know. We've been praying for Youngsville and the surrounding areas, and want to assist practically in any way we can.”
In case of emergency, residents should always dial 911. For those needing routine assistance as described above, the town recommends contacting both church organizations using the information provided below. Town officials have implemented a communications platform to mitigate duplication of effort and facilitate response.
Faith Baptist Church
**Hover over “Need Help?” and click “Assistance” to submit your request
In reaction to this collaboration Mayor Fonzie Flowers commented, “Even though officials recently announced there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Franklin County, it was no surprise both Covenant Hope and Faith Baptist reached-out to us immediately. The town has partnered with both organizations on many large-scale community events and they’ve always been among the first to ask what can be done to improve our community.”