Matthew 25 Lent Campaign
Each Wednesday we see far too many veterans attending our community lunches who are struggling with housing and financial issues. While no one should wonder where their next meal is coming from, there is a particular ache when someone who served in the military is unhoused. It is estimated that across the country, 11% of homeless individuals served in our armed forces, and our community partners have told us that there are fewer and fewer local housing units designated for former service members. For this reason, our 2023 Matthew 25 Lenten campaign is going to focus on the housing needs of veterans. As in past years, our goal will be to raise $25,000 between Ash Wednesday and Easter. This year, the proceeds will be divided between a general assistance fund helping people with emergency housing-related needs, the Wednesday Lunch Program, and programs supporting former service members.
Help us reach this year’s $25,000 goal through www.firstpreswc.com/give (or use the button below), selecting “Matthew 25 Lent Campaign” from the drop-down menu, or write a check with “Matthew 25” in the memo line.
As of today, we have received over $11,000 towards our goal. Thanks to the nearly 30 members and families who have contributed!