Community Partnerships

Healthy Children, Healthy Communities

Our Community Partnerships were born out of a desire for our 30 communities to have a more personal source of support. It is our goal to find a Community Partner for each community in our Community Health Development Program.

 

Our Partners stay connected:  Our Community Partners receive updates, stories, and photos as your community is visited throughout the year.  They are able to watch how your partnership makes a difference throughout the year. 

"I love the community

partnership program because

I know God is using our gifts to

change an entire community."

                 

                -Bruce Carter

 

Through an annual contribution of $3,250.00, a Friends of Barnabas Community Partner, provides the following to a sponsored community:

  • Continued educational support for community leaders and community health volunteers through weekly telephone calls, distribution of materials, and video support

  • Virtual educational support for small groups within communities

  • Remote community lectures by our Community Health Nurses, offered weekly rather than monthly, through video productions on topics such as:         

    • Proper handwashing

    • Making of liquid soap and hand sanitizer

    • How to make a mask with a paper towel or a disposable diaper

    • How to keep children entertained during quarantine

    • COVID-19 signs and symptoms to watch for in children

    • The importance of COVID-19 testing

    • How to treat a fever

    • Various growth and development topics

    • Devotionals

    • Why not to use an infant walker

    • How to properly disinfect surfaces

    • Prevention of viral and respiratory illnesses

    • Proper use of a mask

    • Hypertension in times of COVID

    • The developmental steps needed for a child to be able to walk

    • Awareness of Dengue

    • Kawasaki disease

    • Breastfeeding with COVID

  • Advanced communication resource tools needed for FOB medical staff to provide weekly tele-medicine support 

  • Transportation resources for FOB staff to transport community members to hospitals in emergencies or for significant appointments while public transportation is inactive.

  • Emergency support for families suffering loss.

We are grateful for our Community Partnerships

     Barbara Reid and Family                                                         Cordoncillos

     Bob Arnette                                                                                 Puerta del Portrero

     Bruce and Susan Carter Family                                             La Isla

     Charles and Florence Hunt                                                     Plan Grande (New in 2022)

     Grace Lutheran Church                                                            El Cedral

     Howard Chapel-Ridgeville United Methodist Church      El Zapote & Palmichales Fatima

     Harmony United Methodist Church                                     Los Aquajes

     Farmville United Methodist Church                                     El Chaguiton

     Kirk Spitzer                                                                                  La Masica

     Main Street United Methodist Church-Suffolk                  Ecinal

     Mary T. Hartford and Family                                                  San Antonio de Yure

     Memorial United Methodist Church-Appomattox           El Caliche

     Reveille United Methodist Church                                        Aguas de La Reina

     South Richmond Rotary                                                           La Aquita

     Thesa Jolly                                                                                    Beuna Vista de Rio Bonito

     Trinity United Methodist Church                                           El Carrizal

     Warwick United Methodist Church                                       Agua Salada (New in 2022)

     West Main Baptist                                                                      San Jose de la Cuesta

To learn more about how you or your organization can take part in the Community Partnership program, contact us at (804) 744-5624.

​“When the clinic numbers are read after a team visits in one of our communities, there is a sense of awe in the room, knowing we also touched each of those lives.”

     -  Phil Ayers, Pastor - Howard Chapel