Every church should have a program in place for helping people with Cancer. It’s so rampant nowadays. The old days of not telling anyone have got to go.
There should be people in the Church offering to help with all the little things someone going through chemotherapy is facing…everyone can get two or three friends to volunteer and help out. So if you’ve got four people in the program, they by extension can get another 12 people involved.
Things the program can help with:
- Picking up meds from the pharmacy
- taking care of dry cleaning
- grocery shopping
- errand running
- taking care of pets/ clean litterbox/walk dogs
- pick up mail
- cook meals
- do laundry
- clean house
- do dishes
- mow the lawn/edge garden
It’s not really a hard thing. People at churches are more than happy to cook a meal! But… how’s this person who’s weak from Chemo going to wash the dishes? Or wash the clothes? Pick up their prescription?
A person in charge can take the shopping lists, split them up among two or three people, they all bring the items to the group leader, and then the group leader can take care of delivering it. This can of course be adjusted as needed.
In addition, with so many people in America coming down with Cancer, churches should be prepared to “adopt a bill” and try paying off at least one of the patients bills. How can this help? It’s obvious. Even with good insurance, chemotherapy is hugely expensive. Without it, a person can quickly spiral into despair. A church assisting by paying for one bill… that can help a person greatly.