On Saturday, May 2, volunteers from two local churches, Central Peninsula Church (CPC) and Epic Church came together to serve for the day. Two large outreaches of the day included the annual Health & Wellness Fair and a Kid's Carnival.
The health fair provided free services to residents surrounding blood pressure and blood sugar checkups, eye care, dental and medical exams and referrals.
The health fair was led by our Health & Wellness clinic which runs Monday through Friday, 10am-4pm.
Christian Huang, executive director of San Francisco City Impact shared about a friendship that was made through our Adopt a Building ministry. Through that friendship, a woman's life was saved after having found her with gangrene on her toe while she was isolated and alone in her room.
Our Health & Wellness clinic performs medical house calls every day, visiting and assessing medical care for residents. It is because of the support of sponsors, and volunteers that Tenderloin residents can receive care without ever having to leave their rooms.
The Kid’s Carnival outreach was an extension of the weekly youth ministry on Saturdays. One of the first ministries started by founder Roger Huang, was a ministry called Super Saturday. The need was filled to address the many at risk children who roam the apartments among drugs, addiction and prostitution during the day while parents were away working.
Now with the mentorship of Roger, two young men who work in our school, are going back to City Impact’s roots to start up Super Saturdays again. The outreach on Saturday brought much of the fruit of the recent ministry efforts and 150 kids showed up. Many of them were personally invited and known by City Impact staff and church members.
Games were set up for the kids to participate in and those who scored the top four highest sum of points, received a tablet. The event was hopeful for a preview of future events to come.
Other significant outreaches included meal prep, meal deliveries and building parties. Over 1,000 meals cooked, prepared and delivered directly to residents who may otherwise not have any food during the weekend.
Thank you to all the volunteers that came out for a day of service! Thank you to members of CPC and Epic church for intervening on behalf of the people in the inner city of San Francisco!