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City Gospel Mission: As the men from City Gospel Mission continue to stay at the Clarion Hotel in Sharonville, the Restore team has designated $3,000 of their budget to help serve these 37 men lunch, seven days a week, for the next three weeks. A small group of Hope volunteers will get the food to the hotel each day.

ESL Students: We are sending a weekly email to our ESL students to see how they are doing, providing an English learning tip and learning about their needs.

Hope House Mission: The Restore team has designated $700 for Hope House. With volunteers from our congregation, we were able to serve dinner at HHM's shelters last Wednesday and plan to do so every Wednesday throughout the month.

Joshua's Place: Thank you to everyone who took the time to support Joshua's Place during our week of focused assistance. Our Restore team purchased $1,000 worth of additional supplies to donate for meal kits. Joshua's Place is serving 1,200 students each week with the student meal kits they're putting together. They've also distributed more than 750, $20 restaurant gift cards to families in need. This is on top of the normal food services they provide.

City Council: We are in contact with the Mason city council, including Mayor Kathy Grossmann, to learn about their needs and how we can support them during these turbulent times. One of our Hope families recently delivered a meal to encourage our city manager.

The Landing of Long Cove: Over the past year, Hope's Worship Ministry has built connections with many of the nursing homes and retirement centers in the area. A director from The Landing of Long Cove contacted Pastor Tim, mentioning that the residents were isolated in their rooms, struggling with depression, and desperate for any kind of human connection. In response, members of our Hope Worship Ministry reached out to the residents of Long Cove during Holy Week—sharing more than 200 cards, 120 face masks, 60 Easter letters, and 60 decorative rocks. Additionally, each resident received flowers on Saturday, April 11.

Central Parke Alzheimer's Care: Two Hope community groups have partnered with Central Parke Alzheimer's Special Care Center to provide cards, pictures, and snacks for the 38 residents and employees over the next month. If you would like to send a card, note, or photo to share with a resident or employee, you can mail them to Central Parke Alzheimer's Special Care Center, c/o Penny Coffey, 7495 Central Parke Blvd., Mason, OH 45040.

Hope House Mission: Several Hope members are contributing to supplying dinner items for the Men and Women's shelters at Hope House Mission each Wednesday. Volunteers drop off items at the front porch of our Hope Partnership Champions, who take care of delivering the meal to Hope House.