Find Volunteers Or Become One At JustServe.org

Monday, June 15, 2020 - by Phil Smartt

JustServe.org – a website created by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints – brings organizations and volunteers together for free so that anyone and everyone can do good things together for the community – especially now. 

“Serve where you live,” Jenna Mackay said.  “That’s what we are all about.”  Mrs. Mackay serves as a JustServe specialist for the Chattanooga Stake (area) of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  

“In response to COVID-19, JustServe.org has adapted and updated its website to better serve individuals and organizations who want to remain active in their community in safe ways,” Mrs. Mackay said.  “At JustServe.org, there is a tab on the home page directly related to COVID-19 relief opportunities from home, as well as volunteer considerations.”  

Some projects include Project Protect and other mask making projects that provide resources for medical professionals serving on the front line.  More info can be found at https://projectprotect.health/#/.

Projects that allow individuals to serve from home may be found at https://www.justserve.org/projects/270ae70f-77fb-460b-8231-6c0a11ff246d and https://www.justserve.org/projects/d49c301a-979e-49b8-9ce6-e32ec8fd0fb1.

Helpful instructions about how volunteers and organizations can care for others and improve their communities in specific and general ways may be accessed at https://www.justserve.org/help/COVID-19-Considerations.  

To learn more about JustServe and Chattanooga tornado relief, visit https://www.justserve.org/projects/ae894a76-cee5-48bd-89a5-3b53d5d2de01

JustServe does not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.  “JustServe is about working ‘side-by-side’ to enhance communities and ‘assist the poor and needy.’  It’s about doing as Jesus Christ would have us do,” Deseret Ward said.  

Mrs. Ward is a media specialist for The Chattanooga Stake of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Mrs. Ward and Mrs. Mackay, both of Signal Mountain, may be reached via the JustServe website.  “We invite individuals and organizations to contact us for further information.  Local and State agencies are using JustServe.org to link volunteers and organizations together and we are pleased to do everything we can to make a difference in Chattanooga, too,” Mrs. Ward concluded. 

 


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