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Urban Mosaic's Response to the COVID-19 Crisis

In a time when fear and widespread panic are rampant, what does it look like to respond in faith in the midst of this crisis? How can we respond in love for our neighbors both practically and theologically?

 

“The pandemic will hit the most vulnerable people hardest, many of them living in urban slums and informal settlements.” -UN Habitat

 

Join Urban Mosaic as we respond alongside our local leaders, churches and community members, applying the knowledge, lessons learned, and expertise for such a time as this.

How is Urban Mosaic Responding?

We recognize the impact of this pandemic will affect people’s health, economy, social interactions, and spiritual connections and so our response must be holistic. As an initial response, we are seeking to raise $65,000 USD to work in the following areas:

 

Access to Water - $8,000 USD

We will purchase 100 large water tanks which will help 10,000 vulnerable families have access to water for hand-washing and basic personal hygiene.

 

Increasing Food Security - $35,500 USD

The economic impact of this pandemic will be devastating for the majority of urban poor residents losing their sources of income. We will help up to 500 urban leaders and their families (2,500 people) increase their food security by providing sustainable food sources such as laying hens, rabbits and small vegetable gardens.

Access to Health Care - $9,000 USD

Our small health center in one of the communities is the only health care provider in an area of over 15,000 people. We will finish the construction of our community center to provide emergency services and also provide basic medications, hand sanitizer and cough medicine to people in need.

 

Video Production and Online Platform for "Houses of Peace", Health Clubs and Citizen Committees - $3,000 USD

In this difficult time, we need to provide hope-filled leadership and messaging, based in sound theology, to the churches we serve in Mexico and Colombia. We will develop an online platform where our 60+ local churches and partners can access practical multimedia and written content that will teach them how to develop a “culture of Shalom”, based in the love of God, love of others, love of self.

 

 

And all of this would not be possible without investment in staff, training, supervision and infrastructure for this time which will cost another $9,500 USD.

 

How is Urban Mosaic Responding?

We recognize the impact of this pandemic will affect people’s health, economy, social interactions, and spiritual connections and so our response must be holistic. As an initial response, we are seeking to raise $35,000 USD to work in the following areas:

 

Access to Water - $4,000 USD

We will purchase 50 large water tanks which will help 5,000 vulnerable families have access to water for hand-washing and basic personal hygiene.

 

Increasing Food Security - $13,000 USD

The economic impact of this pandemic will be devastating for the majority of urban poor residents losing their sources of income. We will help 250 urban leaders and their families (1,250 people) increase their food security by providing sustainable food sources such as laying hens, rabbits and small vegetable gardens.

Access to Health Care - $7,500 USD

Our small health center in one of the communities is the only health care provider in an area of over 15,000 people. We will finish the construction of our community center to provide emergency services and also provide basic medications, hand sanitizer and cough medicine to people in need.

Video Production and Online Platform for "Houses of Peace", Health Clubs and Citizen Committees - $3,000 USD

In this difficult time, we need to provide hope-filled leadership and messaging, based in sound theology, to the churches we serve in Mexico and Colombia. We will develop an online platform where our 60+ local churches and partners can access practical multimedia and written content that will teach them how to develop a “culture of Shalom”, based in the love of God, love of others, love of self.

And all of this would not be possible without investment in staff, training, supervision and infrastructure for this time which will cost another $7,500 USD.

Thank you for joining hands with us to provide these essential goods to people during this critical time. Thank you for your prayers as we seek to be salt and light and bearers of hope in our fragile cities in Mexico and Colombia.