Methodist Healthcare Ministries to donate $140,000 to Victoria Nonprofits
Donations support Community Disaster Relief Efforts
VICTORIA, Texas -The San Antonio-based Methodist Healthcare Ministries plans to donate $140,000 in emergency funding to two Victoria nonprofits. The Food Bank of the Golden Crescent is receiving a $100,000 donation and the Christ Kitchen is receiving $40,000.
The donation will support their response and recovery efforts stemming from winter storms that left thousands without power, water and food locally and across the state.
The funds allocated to Victoria are part of a $4.5 million dollar investment Methodist Healthcare Ministries made to help South Texas recover from the aftermath of the winter storms in February.
“On behalf of First United Methodist Church, I am so appreciative of the partnership we have with Methodist Healthcare Ministries. The healthcare programs that we have been able to develop have been lifesaving in this community, and the support we get from Methodist Healthcare Ministries and the Wesley Nurse program is vital to our mission to “be the church,” said Wade Powell, Senior Pastor of First United Methodist Church. “Methodist Healthcare Ministries understands the connection between health and faith. We are partners in physical and spiritual health, and I love the fact that Methodist Healthcare Ministries is helping support our Food Bank and Christ’s Kitchen because good nutrition is so important to overall good health. When Jesus calls on us to help feed the hungry, heal the sick, care for the oppressed; I’m glad that First United Methodist Church has a partnership like Methodist Healthcare Ministries to lean on. They are a blessing, not only to our church but to the entire community.”
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