Elevate Branson asks community for volunteers

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When COVID-19 first hit, instead of closing down operations, Elevate Branson doubled its meal deliveries.

“Instead of just going out on Thursday nights, we started going out Tuesday and Thursday nights,” said Amy Stallings, co-founder of Elevate Branson, formerly known as Jesus Was Homeless. “We felt that the need was higher than ever at that point, not just for food insecurity, but also overall emotional well-being.”

In nearly 13 years since it was created, Elevate Branson has been handing out approximately 500 sack lunches weekly to folks, including more than 100 children, living in the city’s extended-stay motels.

Elevate Branson volunteers pose for a photo with a family in a Branson extended-stay motel after dropping off meals and then accepting donations during a Thursday night meal delivery earlier this year.

Along with its job training program, Jobs for Life, and Meet the Doc, Elevate Branson hosts a Love Thy Neighbor dinner each Thanksgiving for any and all to stop by for a meal and pick out donated clothing as well as other items at Our Lady of the Lake Catholic parish. Rather than the usual sit-down Thanksgiving meal this year, Elevate Branson will have a drive-thru and delivery.

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