Hey, just so everyone is aware, the schools in Ferguson are closed tomorrow and probably every day until the rioting stops. This is very important– this is a poorer district, and these kids often rely on the school’s free lunches, not to mention their education.
Silver lining: many churches in the area have announced that they will open their doors to anyone who needs a meal or a safe place. Please support these churches with your prayers. If you’re in the area, I would ask that you look for a place to volunteer if possible.
I’ve listed a few of the churches below.I personally know some of the churches and pastors here, and they really have a heart for the Florissant-Ferguson community.
Cross Keys Baptist Church,14255 New Halls Ferry Rd, Florissant, MO 63033, (314) 831-0643; Youth Pastor Ken Buss firstname.lastname@example.org
First Baptist Church of Ferguson, 333 N Florissant Rd, Ferguson, MO 63135, (314) 521-1515; Pastor Stoney Shaw email@example.com
Florissant General Baptist Church, 424 Graham Rd, Florissant, MO 63031, (314) 837-4100; Pastor Kevin Causey firstname.lastname@example.org
Greater Grace Church, 3690 Pershall Rd, St Louis, MO 63135, (314) 867-1233; Bishop Larry Jones email@example.com
Hope Church, 4200 Brown Rd., St Louis, MO 63134, (314) 429-6182; Pastor Clint Hamilton firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 33 N. Clay Ave., Ferguson, MO 63135, (314) 521-0138; Pastor Steve Lawler email@example.com
Wellspring Church, 33 S Florissant Rd., Ferguson, MO 63135, (314) 521-4217; Pastor Willis Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org
If you can’t volunteer, feel free to contact the listed person to see if you can donate or help in any other way.
Please reblog to help spread the word and help kiddos get free lunch and a safe place to hang out!