Houses of Worship Building Social Ministries Database

OSWEGO – The Oswego County Salvation Army has begun a project building a powerful new resource for individuals, agencies, and faith communities across the region.

Through a grant from Burritt Motors in Oswego, the county-wide Social Ministries database will soon be ready.

Dozens of churches and other congregations throughout Oswego County offer services to the community that are referred to as social ministries.

Through an array of services including food pantries, free festivals and counseling, our cities, towns and villages benefit.

Until this database there has not been a clear way to learn about all of these services.

With this new on-line resource, individuals can learn where to get help and how they can become more involved in helping their neighbors.

Churches and agencies can also bring together their resources and support each other in helping others.

“This unique, empowering program is another way Burritt Motors gives back to our community,” said Chris Burritt, owner of Burritt Motors.

Churches, temples, and other places of worship will receive a letter inviting them to join in the database through a brief survey at no charge and add their contact information.

“The Salvation Army, through our county-wide reach and array of social ministries is in a special position and has a special role in organizing, posting, and maintaining this free service,” said Major James Purvis of the Salvation Army.

For more information on how to add your place of worship to the database, go to the Army’s local site call them at 343-6491.