Robert Palano, a successful business consultant, supports Van Dyke United Methodist church out of a commitment to growing a healthy community. The Church undertakes various activities that support the needs of the Tampa Bay community. Activities include providing the homeless population with food and shelter.
Van Dyke United Methodist Church works with Religious Community Services, Inc. (RCS), an organization that helps homeless individuals and families achieve self-sufficiency. Volunteers from the Church provide administrative assistance, help with food stocking and storing, perform essential tasks at the RCS thrift store, and support the organization in other ways. Through this program, church volunteers touch the lives of at-risk citizens throughout Tampa.
The Church supports other area charities, such as Hope’s Children, Abe Brown Ministries, and Metropolitan Ministries. Through the regular contributions of caring supporters, such Robert Palano, Van Dyke United Methodist Church provides compassionate support to Tampa’s most vulnerable citizens.