First Presbyterian Church to use $3,000 in grant funding for local projects
Special to the Jefferson Herald
The First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson was recently awarded three mission grants through the North Central Iowa Presbytery totaling $3,000.
The church mission team applied for grants to benefit Midwest Behavioral Health/ Iowa House Inc., Adopt-A-Family and the Good Samaritan Fund.
MBH and Iowa House Inc support those seeking treatment for substance dependency and mental illness.
The grant money will help defray the expenses in opening the Iowa House, a group home residential facility.(picture l-r) Marg Mumma, Megan Waters,LeAnn Monaghan)
A $750 grant for Adopt-a-Family will benefit the over 150 families that receive food baskets at Christmas time. Adopt-a-family also helps families with winter coats in the fall.
The Good Samaritan Fund was awarded $750. The fund helps provide emergency relief for families. The money is contributed by area churches, civic organizations and individuals and is used for such things as help with utilities, rent and water bills. The emphasis is to keep families in their homes or keeping the utilities connected. Teresa Lansman at New Opportunities administrates the fund.
The Greater Greene County Presbyterian Ministry recently held a soup collection for the Super Bowl. A total of 2,324 cans of soup were collected at the First Presbyterian Church in Jefferson and delivered to the Action Resource Center food panty.
Additionally, the Paton Presbyterian church donated $175 to the food pantry.
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