MESSAGE OF hOPE
Together we are facing an unprecedented challenge with the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. It has created hardship and chaos worldwide and your safety and well-being is of upmost concern to us.
At Pinnacle of Hope, we deeply care about our community and those we serve aboard. As we go through uncharted waters, we realized that some of us may be faced with worry, fear and despair, but we put our trust in God who is a present help in times of trouble. We want to encourage you today that there is hope even in the midst of trouble.
As we continue to daily navigate these desperate times, we encourage you to be a light that shines in the darkness! We are praying for you today and together we will get through this.
how we are helping
Our team has assisted vulnerable members of society by shopping and providing food services.
Elderly citizens from the Miami Gardens Lake Lucerne Community who were not able to visit the supermarket by providing groceries and delivering it to their homes. Referrals were received from the Lake Lucerne Crime Watch Association President.
Assisted elderly citizens with food packages in the rural areas of Clarendon, Jamaica through partnership the Clarendon Parish Group.
Resources & information
Face Mask recommendation and more information on the importance of cloth face masks and tutorials: CDC Cloth Face Mask.
SMALL BUSINESS ASSISTANCE
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering a Paycheck Protection Program which gives businesses a loan to keep their workers on the payroll. Small business with less than 500 employees (including sole proprietorships, independent contractors and self-employed persons), private non-profit organization or 501(c)(19) veterans organizations affected by coronavirus/COVID-19.
Loans are forgivable if all employees are kept on the payroll for eight weeks and the loan is used for payroll, rent, mortgage interest, or utilities. The application is available through June 30, 2020. For more information, please visit SBA Funding Programs.
Non Profit Assistance: Recording by Berkowitz Pollack Brant
Instructional webinair explaining the application process for non-profit organizations to apply for the free Federal Government funding through the CARES ACT.
Beginning Wednesday, April 8, the Miami-Dade Public Library System (MDPLS) will be providing printed copies of Florida Department of Economic Opportunity (DEO) Reemployment Assistance Applications. Applications are available in English, Spanish and Creole will be available for pickup outside the library entrances from 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. seven days a week until further notice. Applications can be completed and drop off in the book drop. Applications will be picked up and delivered to CareerSource South Florida staff who will forward them to DEO. Click for library locations.
You can also download and print a copy of the application from DEO's website and return it to any participating library’s book drop.
*If you need assistance completing the application, please contact CareerSource South Florida at 305-929-1547.
As families continue to navigate the challenges faced as a direct impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, there's an increasing demand for food assistance. We've complied a list of resources to assist families in need during this time.
Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Miami - Anyone 60 years of age or older residing in Miami-Dade County that is in need of meals can contact our Congregate Meals program directly for enrollment. For registration in the program, please call (305)751-5203.
Farm Share - Food distributions are conducted through partner agencies. Visit
http://farmshare.org/food-distributions/ for a listing of the upcoming distribution sites.
Feeding South Florida - serves Miami Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, and Monroe County residents. Access is provided to the food pantry and home delivery is available for qualified individuals. For assistance or to locate a partner distribution site, visit: https://feedingsouthflorida.org/ or call (954) 518-1818.
Jewish Federation's JCS Kosher Food Bank - Drive thru-style service is provided for food distribution. To make an appointment or for more information, call (305) 947-8093.
Meals on Wheels - Home-bound seniors over 60 years of age can apply online or via telephone for the federally funded home meal delivery program.
Visit: https://www.mowsoflo.org/ or call (954) 731-8770.
Miami-Dade County Public Schools - Meals are distributed to students and their families. For more information or to find the nearest location, visit http://covid19.dadeschools.net/
Parkway Baptist Church in partnership with FLIPANY - Meals are distributed to students up to age 18. Time and date: Monday thru Friday between 3:00pm-5:00pm. For more information, please call (305) 621-8491.
3-1-1 Helpline - Provides resources and referrals for assistance within the local community. Visit: https://www.miamidade.gov/global/311.page or call 311.
For more information on COVID-19 please visit the CDC.
Please let us know how we can assist you or someone in need by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org