RESULTS: Thank you for participating in the Love Your Neighbor Drive. You embraced Pastor Nate’s call to show generosity to our community. You donated over 250 linen items and $9,165 for the Sunday Breakfast Mission to purchase additional linens! Thank you for being the hands and feet of Jesus to our community!

Our April 19 sermon focused on neighboring and how we can be a neighbor to those in our community, not just the people who live on either side of us. During this time of shelter in place, it can be difficult to be a good neighbor while following the safety guidelines. We have an opportunity for you to help our neighbors and community.

The Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington has an urgent need for linens. Because of their efforts to keep those they serve healthy, their linens are wearing out. From now through Friday, May 15 we will be collecting the following NEW items for the Sunday Breakfast Mission:

  • XL-twin sheet sets (NOT regular size twin sheets)
  • Twin blankets
  • Pillows
  • Bath towels
  • Washcloths

Items can be:

  • Dropped off at BVBC on Mondays 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays 1-3 p.m. Use the office door to be buzzed into the building (to the left of the main doors). The LAST DAY to drop off at church is Wednesday, May 13.
  • Shipped directly to the Sunday Breakfast Mission, 110 N Poplar Street, Wilmington, DE 19801 Attn: Rev. Laymon and please include a note saying it is from “Love Your Neighbor Drive.”
  • Make a financial donation. Select “Love Your Neighbor Drive” as the designator if giving online. If mailing a check, write on the ENVELOPE Attn: Love Your Neighbor Drive and make the check payable to BVBC.

“These seemingly simple items will go a long way in providing a little comfort to the men and women who come for help,” said Bruce Davison, Church & Community Relations Manager for Sunday Breakfast Mission. “More importantly, these items become tools in the effort to share the Gospel.”

One of Mission’s residents who works in the laundry room pointed out to Bruce that the towel bin used to be much fuller. He also showed how the blankets are thinning and how much lint is being pulled from the dryers after a load of blankets demonstrating the beating they are taking. “Thank you so much for your generosity and willingness to serve,” says Bruce.

Image is a collage of faces- men, women, children, different ages and ethnicity. Text reads; Love your neighbor.