PRESS RELEASE – APRIL 2020
Restore Communities, set up primarily to address some of the needs in the Black and disadvantaged communities are collaborating with a number of church organisations and independent churches in a response to the CORONA Virus Pandemic. The initiative, named Restore Communities United Churches COVID19 Response (ReCUCCOR) recognises that hardship and tragedy can affect anyone at any time and, in these unprecedented times, it is very easy for those who were already vulnerable or on the fringe of vulnerability to find themselves in extreme hardship or in a situation where help may not be at hand.
(ReCUCCOR) will be working with a network of partnering churches across London and local foodbanks to carry out this initiative. We are expecting referrals from individuals, families, churches, local authorities, Age Concern, independent organisations or foodbanks which do not have a delivery service. Contact can be made via our website, our dedicated help line or the App which is being set up to facilitate this. Once a request comes in, it will be sent on to the local partnering churches to fulfil the request.
The Restore Communities United Churches COVID19 Response service will be launched on 20th April 2020.
Participating Churches are:
- New Testament Church of God
- Seventh Day Adventist South England Conference,
- Calvary Church of God in Christ,
- Church of God of Prophecy
- New Testament Assembly
- Jesus House, Redeemed Church of God
The Accountability Board Members are:
- Dr Keith Davidson former Headmaster of The John Loughborough School in Tottenham;
- Rev Birkett Bennett, local pastor of the Apostolic Church in Walthamstow;
- Rev. David Shosanya, former Superintendent for the London Baptist Union;
- Bishop Llewelyn Graham, Regional Bishop for Midland Region of Church of God of Prophecy and Chief Executive of Nehemiah Housing Association
- Eric Brown, Brixton New Testament Church of God
- Dr Jonathan Olayade
To join us, please complete one of the following 3 forms.
3) Online Form below: