Congregation Responds to Fundraising Challenge

Grants from the Art Scherer Crisis Response Fund have helped 35 congregations in the Southeastern District meet needs related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Grants for technology needs have a specific limit, but that didn't limit St. John's Lutheran Church in Glen Arm, MD.

From Pastor Fred Hoffman: "I wanted to send you a quick note to once again thank MALIM for the $3000.00 grant for technology for St. John’s Lutheran Church of Blenheim. Because the grant was not fully funded in our request, at your suggestion, we challenged the congregation to match the $3000.00 to help us fulfill our technology needs. We were just plain floored that we received nearly $6000.00, far exceeding the $3000.00. I am convinced the grant from MALIM gave our congregation ‘confidence’ that the funds were needed and would be put to good use! Please thank the leadership of MALIM for me and the members of St. John’s."

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