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Coronavirus Food Assistance & Resources

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Prayer/Counseling Support

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and want to pray with someone by phone, the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association has opened a 24/7 Prayer Line.  Call (888) 388-2683.  You can also submit a prayer request online to the KCBI Prayer Center here

You can also contact the ministry of Hope for the Heart for counseling services at 1 (800) 488-HOPE (4673) or here.

The Texas Chapter of the National Alliance of Mental Health has a Disaster Distress Helpline, 1 (800) 985-5990 or text “TalkWithUs” to 66746.

National Day of Prayer Thursday, May 7

Local churches are holding several virtual prayer events today at noon.  Learn more here

Plano Pastor Jack Graham and nationally-known Pastor Greg Laurie are leading a Pray.Com event, featuring KCBI Ministry Partner Dr. Tony Evans.  It begins tonight at 6.  Click here for more information.

The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association is holding a virtual prayer event tonight from 7-9, led by KCBI artist Michael W. Smith, Gateway Church Lead Pastor Robert Morris, nationally-known Pastor Rick Warren and International Evangelist Luis Palau.  Details here.

Testing Locations

Kroger is expanding its testing sites to Fort Worth and South Dallas:

Fort Worth Site

J. P. Elder Middle School 600 Park St., Fort Worth, TX 76164,

Hours: Starting Thursday, 5/7 Tuesday — Saturday: 8:30AM — 2:30PM Tues, Wed, and Fri: 1:00PM — 5:00PM

Dallas Site:

CitySquare (parking lot)

1610 Malcom X Blvd., Dallas, TX 75226

Testing Hours: Starting Saturday, 5/9 Saturday and Monday: 8:30AM — 2:30PM,  Tues, Wed, and Fri: 1:00PM – 5:00PM

Test results are expected within approximately 72 hours. Register here.

Two free, drive-through COVID-19 testing sites have opened in the cities of Fort Worth and Arlington. In Fort Worth, you can get tested seven days a week, 9:00am-5:00pm at the Walgreens, 8600 W. Camp Bowie Boulevard. You’ll have to first take an online assessment.  The Arlington site is near the Parks Mall and is open Monday-Friday from 9:00am-4:00pm.  Find details here

If live in Tarrant County and think you need to get tested, the county is offering a self-screening website.  You must fill out the information online first to determine if you need the test.

Finger-prick antibodies tests for COVID-19 are being offered at Metroplex Medical Centres in Dallas, Fort Worth and Plano.  The test gives results in about 15 minutes and will tell you whether you’ve had the virus and have recovered. It will also give health officials a clearer picture at the infection’s true reach in DFW.  Find locations here.

Job/Unemployment/Business Help

If you need to file for unemployment, The Texas Workforce Commission is urging you to file online.  Do not call, as phone lines are jammed.

Workforce Solutions has launched Jobs Now, a resource connecting job seekers with employers who are hiring.  It also provides one-on-one attention if you need help.  Learn more here.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has announced $50 million in small business loans. If you are interested in applying for a PPP loan you can find more information about the program on the LiftFund website 

The IRS is launching an online tool where you can enter your bank details and get your check electronically so you don’t have to wait for it to come in the mail.  Get My Payment will also show when you can expect your payment.

Food Assistance

Area Salvation Army Stores are offering Drive-Up Grocery Service. To donate, find a list of stores or hours of operation, here’s the link.

Hope is on the way! New Jersey’s Evangel Church is partnering with Convoy of Hope and World Help to send Boxes of Hope nationwide, care packages filled with inspiration, snacks, cleaning and paper products and kids activities for people suffering from COVID-19.  Get hope or give hope here

If your church is struggling during this pandemic, it can apply for a $3,000 grant from the COVID-19 Church Relief Fund.  If your church wants to apply, here’s the link. If you’d like to donate, click here.

Student Food Assistance

Because of the restrictions in place due to the COVID-19 virus, many students may be left without the security of a meal at school, and others may find themselves without food or financial security. We’ve compiled a list of resources, including free curbside lunch pickups and food banks, to help ease this stress. If you would like to help us grow this list by adding a resource, please click here.

Eastside Church has compiled a comprehensive list of resources if you are in need of help. 

If you want to provide help, they have also compiled a list of ways to volunteer.

Find food assistance, help paying bills and other free or reduced-cost programs, including new programs for the COVID-19 pandemic: https://findhelp.org/

Lake Church is running Hospital Hospitality as this crisis continues.  You can help by donating items such as healthy snacks, power drinks and more.  For details click here

Lakepointe Church (Rockwall, Mesquite, Garland, Forney, Richardson and Dallas), is asking the community to donate non-perishable food items at any of its campuses each Sunday between 2:00pm-5:00pm.  A list of suggested items can be found on the home page of its website,  www.lakepointe.org  under “Make A Difference in Your Community.” Locations are:

              Rockwall, 701 E. Interstate 30, Rockwall, TX

              Town East, 3540 Emporium Dr., Mesquite, TX

              Firewheel, 1201 E. Campbell Rd., Garland, TX

              Forney, 1851 FM 741, Forney, TX

              Richland, 1601 E. Buckingham Rd., Richardson, TX

              White Rock, 5190 Garland Rd., Dallas, TX

You can get help from Lakepointe. Learn more here

Unemployment is at unprecedented levels across DFW.  The North Texas Food Bank needs assistance.  You can donate to it’s virtual food bank, Neighbor to Neighbor.  Find details here

 

Allen, Arlington, Cedar Hill, Dallas, Fort Worth, Garland, Irving, Keller and Rockwall ISDs are providing curbside meals for students at least through April 3 (some are providing meals beyond that date; check the individual websites for information).  Information and locations for:

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