Immediate and Extensive Covid-19 Outreach

Father Duncan Burns, St. John's Church, Huntington

Active engagement with their local community provides the opportunity to be the church in a time of crisis.

Within hours of the New York State emergency declaration, the congregation of St. John’s Church sprang into action. Through their ongoing outreach work with local organizations serving the most marginalized populations, they saw the impact of the pandemic immediately. The suffering was right in front of them. They knew what was needed and how they could help.

With the guiding help of their rector, Father Duncan Burns, they were planning fundraising events, gathering resources and connecting to their network to offer desperately needed support for people who are homeless, hungry, fearful and vulnerable. And these efforts, along with online worship services and events, may have connected St. John’s to the community more than ever before.

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