The congregation of St. Luke's is dedicated to the mission of Habitat for Humanity - to work with people in need to renovate and build decent, affordable housing. To that end, St. Luke's has committed to make a monthly donation to Habitat as well as provide volunteers for local projects. Recently, St. Luke's pledged to fund the roof for Habitat's current house that they are building for a local veteran. As of November, 2011 we reached our goal of raising the full amount for this worthy project.
Manna House Ministries of Effingham County
Manna House is a local charity that provides food to needy families in Effingham County. It is also a thrift shop selling low-cost furniture, housewares, clothing, books, toys, bicycles, jewelry, and baby items to anyone who wishes to shop. Manna House also provides "burn-out" assistance to families who have lost their homes and/or belongings to fire. During the months of May through July, Manna House provides snack bags for up to 200 children a month, helping to bridge the gap during the summer months when the Back-Pack Ministries are on hiatus. In the Fall, Manna House has a huge "Back-to-School" sale providing uniforms, book bags, and school supplies, such as paper, pencils, pens, crayons, notebooks, etc. The congregation of St. Luke's donates food on a regular basis and has several members who volunteer their time every week at Manna House. If you are interested in volunteering or would like more information, please contact Lynn Stacy or Cathy Brock.