The health and safety of the children we serve is paramount to everything we do at Bethel.
In response to the potential for community spread of COVID-19, we have put the following plans in place to protect the children we serve:
To minimize exposure to illness:
• No volunteers, visitors or nonessential personnel are permitted on campus
• Our residential children will remain on campus and will not leave on weekends
• Our day school students will not be permitted on campus but will receive packets of work from our teachers
• Teachers and Bethel employees are not permitted to come to work if they are ill
• If an employee becomes ill at Bethel, they will be sent home immediately
• Admin staff who can work from home will do so to further distance our children from illnesses in the community
In addition, we are enforcing the frequent hand washing and sanitization of surfaces recommended by the CDC and sharing with our children many best practices for avoiding illness.
We will keep parents/guardians of children informed at all times.
How long will Bethel remain closed to visitors?
Proverbs 16:9 says “In his heart a man plans his course, but the LORD determines his steps.” That has never been truer than it is today.
We will reopen our campus to visitors when our community is no longer considered at risk for COVID-19 transmission, according to the CDC and local officials.
What about Bethel’s spring fundraising events?
Our event team is gathering information and will release details as soon as possible.
Thank you for your patience as we identify the best course of action for our supporters and our ministry.
Thank you for caring about our children and being a Hero for Hope. If you have any questions, please call our office at 423.842.5757 during regular business hours.
Please keep our children, house parents and teachers in your prayers!
Can You Help Us?
The unprecedented upheaval from the coronavirus has already shown up in reduced donations. This is understandable, as some people are not even able to collect a paycheck at this time. We are praying for them! If you are able to give, we thank you. You will make a great difference as we continue to house and feed children in crisis.
Thank you for being a Hero for Hope.