GEORGETOWN, Ky. (LEX 18) — As we wait for a COVID-19 vaccine, health officials have been reminding people to get their flu vaccine this year. The Georgetown Church of The Nazarene is helping its community achieve that during a time when some may not be able to afford it.
“I'm just glad that as God has blessed our folks and our church, that we're able to use that as being a blessing to other folks,” said Pastor Mike Justice. “There are a lot of people unemployed. There are a lot of people without insurance. So, sometimes being able to pay for a flu shot is not possible. We want to be able to help people get a flu shot even if they don't have the possibility of paying for a flu shot.”
The flu shot event, which will be Sunday, November 1st from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., is part of a larger effort the church holds called "Give It Away Sunday."
“Where we designate a certain Sunday, all the tithes and offerings of that Sunday that come in plus designated funds that come in prior to or even just a little bit afterward, we'll give it back to our community. Our goal this year is $50,000,” said Justice.
Along with being able to offer free flu shots, Justice says the funds can help people pay off medical bills, cover rent, and pay for other expenses. While he says this event is always helpful, he feels there are even more people in need this year.
“I don't think we can give everybody everything, but I think we want to give everybody something to help kind of relieve some of their stress and some of their needs,” said Justice.
You can learn more about "Give It Away Sunday" and even nominate someone by going to www.gtownnaz.org.