St. George's continues to look for new opportunities to serve our south side community and beyond.
S.A.F.E. Shelter of Savannah
SAFE Shelter is a private non-profit organization that provides confidential services to victims of domestic violence. The program consists of emergency shelter, three balanced meals a day, individual and group crisis intervention, children's program, legal advocacy, preventative education, targeted outreach and referral services to housing, social service agencies, medical services and employment. For more information about our ministry to SAFE Shelter, please contact Louise Richards http://www.safeshelter.org
There is much about the mind-body connection that we don't understand, but we do know that caring adds comfort to those who are ill and receiving medical care. St. George's can provide that tangible element of comfort in the form of the little Comfort Pillows. The pillows give the patients something to hold against the pain to let the softness of the pillow give comfort and the message on the card lets them know there are people on the other side of the pillow who care about them and wish them well in their journey to healing.
The congregation of St. George's began the project at St. Joseph's/Candler Health System in the oncology units by providing these pillows on a quarterly basis. It has now expanded to serve St. Joseph's Hospital, Candler Hospital, Memorial Health University Medial Center, the Lewis Cancer and Research Pavilion. We use the talents of all members of St. George's as there is something that each can contribute, whether it be cutting, sewing, printing or delivering of the finished product. For more information about the Comfort Pillow Ministry, please contact Debbie Shumans.
Our "chemo-cap" ministry provides hand-made caps for local chemotherapy patients as well as unhealthy babies in the areas neo-natal intensive care units. If you are interested in participating, contact Louise Richards or Debby Thomas for more information.
Episcopal Relief & Development is the compassionate response of The Episcopal Church to human suffering in the world.
This faithfully administers the funds that are received from the Church and raised from other sources. It provides relief in times of disaster and promotes sustainable development by identifying and addressing the root causes of suffering. Find out more about how you can help here: http://www.episcopalrelief.org/