Haiti Reforestation Partnership & CODEP
Salisbury Presbyterian Church has an ongoing relationship with Haiti Reforestation Partnership and their work through CODEP in Haiti. We provide monetary support and send mission teams to Haiti near Léogâne, South of Port Au Prince. We work with CODEP, Comprehensive Development Project, which is a non-profit organization whose mission is to cooperate with and assist the people of rural Haiti by initiating, funding, administering, and sustaining development programs aimed at increasing self-sufficiency. Visit www.haitireforest.org to see the amazing partnership in Haiti. Please consider donating to this amazing mission project, a project that needs our support to continue to grow and impact our Haitian brothers and sisters.
Cindy Corell, Haiti Mission Co-Worker
SPC also supports the ways God is working through Cindy Corell, PC(USA) mission co-worker in Haiti. Cindy arrived at her post in Haiti as a facilitator for the Joining Hands Network in May of 2013 and she is hard at work to build relationships with Haitians who are working in sustainable agricultural development in order to strengthen their community and provide a way towards food sovereignty. Cindy, unlike any other PC(USA) mission co-worker, is supported fully by congregations within the Presbytery of the James. This is a new kind of relationship that our Presbytery has entered into and we are excited to see where God will continue to lead the Haitian people. If you are interested in reading about what Cindy is up to, check in on her blog: thelongwayhomeblog.org.
Habitat Work Days
Whether you’re handy with a hammer or enjoy treasure hunting, there’s always something going on with SPC and Habitat for Humanity! SPC works several times a year on either a local build or in the Mall Drive ReStore. Build opportunities can include anything from using power tools to paint brushes and brooms. ReStore opportunities can include unpacking, sorting, arranging and cleaning. Sign up singly or in a group to help a family move into a new home. Check your monthly Cheerful Hearts Outreach Newsletter for dates and times available.
The mission of Chesterfield Colonial Heights Alliance for Social Ministry (CCHASM) is to coordinate community resources and empower self-sufficiency for those in need. CCHASM operates 25 food pantries designed to aid families experiencing an emergency situation. They will assist with other emergency needs for families facing temporary hardship. The Career Clothes Closet provides women’s interview and work clothing. The Thanksgiving Meal Program provides the food to prepare a Thanksgiving dinner to over 3000 families each year. For more information on this ministry please go to CCHASM.org