PARKLAND, FL- As local residents experience a time like no other, Calvary Chapel Parkland has been creatively finding ways to support and bless the local community. New rules and stay-at-home mandates separate people physically, and in many ways these guidelines increase the need for connection on a personal level.

Last week, Aston Gardens was in need of additional N95 masks for their residents. The Calvary Chapel family was able to find and donate 200 masks along with giving encouraging devotional booklets to the facility. 

Additionally, Calvary donated lunch from Pizza Time in Parkland for the Memorial Hospital West staff in Pembroke Pines. "One of our neighbors is an ER doctor at that hospital, and we heard he has been working so much lately, risking his health for the sake of others. We also wanted to try to bless our local Parkland businesses, so one our volunteers came up with the idea," said Calvary Chapel Parkland Pastor Steve Daigle.

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"Please send my thanks and appreciation to your church community for this extremely gracious gesture to the staff," wrote the Memorial West Staff Director to Parkland resident and ER Doctor Kevin Wilson. "It really helps build morale and was extremely well-received and appreciated by the staff."

Calvary Chapel Parkland normally hosts a group called Alpha at Pizza Time, which is a forum for discussing life's biggest issues that is open and available to the public.  

"We are in Parkland to be the church regardless of a building," added Daigle. "These were just some small ways that we can love and support our community."