When providers started shuttering in March, the Coalition for the Homeless asked The Beacon to step up and fill the gap. Without hesitation, they agreed. “We took a leap of faith to do this work before any extra funding came,” CEO Becky Landes said.
When the leaders of El Pasoans Fighting Hunger Food Bank applied for a grant from TMF, they envisioned those dollars helping them open a food FARMacy. COVID-19 changed those plans as they now work to feed thousands of families in El Paso each week.
"The funding through TMF has been critical to our operations and makes a significant difference to families and individuals who need our services the most, especially during this pandemic that has left so much uncertainty in people’s lives."
When Rev. Heikes was learning about TMF’s Grant Ministry, Jacki Lammert left her with one question. If money was not an object, what would you do for the Kingdom of God? It was the kind of question that spurred innovation and excitement.
Mission Mibly sits right between Mibly High School and Deady Middle School. It was founded in 2002 in an effort to improve student lives, giving students the opportunity to see what careers were available to them, if they graduated.
In some ways, FUMC Sweeny is like so many United Methodist churches throughout Texas. Its membership is older and has declined. Yet, the church had such a strong vision that the 75 attendees enticed Rev. Dr. Richardson to come out of retirement.
When they launched in 2001 to address homelessness in Houston, a chronic and overwhelming problem, Crossroads had a clear vision for how they wanted to make an impact. They envisioned a hygiene center.