First Presbyterian Church

Hamilton, Montana

Teams of congregants from First Presbyterian Church in Hamilton, Montana, were scheduled to fill buckets with cleaning supplies when COVID-19 struck. The buckets were destined for apartments that house domestic violence victims, mostly women and their children. The shelter was a project of the Soroptimist Club some years ago. When an apartment is unoccupied, a major cleaning ensues; thus the need for cleaning supplies! Not wishing to let the virus disrupt our endeavors, the Mission Committee made a decision to purchase the supplies from our available resources. This is the second time the congregation has donated the buckets. We expect to continue helping the shelter in this manner.

The ecumenical community in Hamilton has fed the homeless and lonely during certain weekday evenings for a few years, and now, since COVID-19, our numbers have doubled, due to loss of income. Our church is responsible for one evening’s distribution monthly.

Photo caption:  Cyndie Hyatt and Sydney DeLong distribute meals, water, and groceries (photo by Kathy DeLong)