Dear Friends and Supporters:
Now that we are a full quarter into 2019 I wanted to give you an update where we are financially. As you know in the last quarter of 2018 we were behind -$93,619.00. Thanks to the generosity of so many of you our deficit was reduced to -$23,800.00 or by 75%. What is the most humbling for me is the confidence so many of you continue to have in this Ministry and the belief in what we have been called to do with and for widows. I am thankful to the Lord for this in ways that I cannot even begin to express. Being good stewards of what God has entrusted to us is ever present in my heart and on my mind. I am always assessing our ongoing expenses in order to see if there are ways that we can cut expenses.
Now that we are a full quarter into 2019 I can report where we stand financially in our monthly needs in order to cover our ongoing operating expenses. We have been currently falling short approximately $13,500 each month. So, this is the first ask for this update: Please consider either increasing what you are already giving, even if it is only an extra $10 a month, or donating if you are not already. No amount is really too small.
And the second ask for this update is: Please consider making a one time donation to help us qualify for the full amount of a matching grant we were recently awarded by the Maclellan Foundation here in Chattanooga. The grant is for $25,000.00 and they will match it dollar for dollar up to that amount. I am hopeful to raise this money as soon as possible. The sooner we raise it the sooner we will receive it. It is my hope that raising this money will also lead to more monthly giving as well.
There are several ways to give with the first being by mail. Our mailing address is Widows Harvest Ministries, PO Box 2307, Chattanooga, TN 37409. You can also give through our web site, www.widows.org. At the top of our web site’s home page on the menu bar is the heading, “Engage” (4th from the left). When you put your cursor on this heading there will be a drop-down menu that says “Donate.” Scroll down and click on “Donate,” and it will take you to the donation page to fill out. It will allow you to make either a onetime donation or an ongoing (usually monthly) donation. Please consider if you will, also including in your donation an extra .015% (one and a half percent). That is how much is taken out of each donation that is made through this service. They also charge us an extra $.10 cents per donation, but this amount along with the percentage is still a lot less than most companies that provide this service.
Again, thank you so much for all you have already given through prayers and financial support to Widows Harvest Ministries,