New local non-profit, Mercy and Truth Ministries, was able to meet giving goals thanks to community generosity.
“As 2017 came to a close, MTM was able to see every one of our goals met,” said Director Rebekah Simpson of the organization that serves communities of Wilkes, Surry and Yadkin counties. “This could not have been possible without all the gracious volunteers and donors.”
Those donations lead to a significant number of people who received help over the holidays.
“Over 1,000 [people] were given a copy of the greatest gift that has ever been given to us, the Word of God,” said Simpson.
Donations were only a small part of the generosity received by MTM.
“As we endeavored to help our less fortunate families for Christmas, there were numerous volunteers that stepped right up to the plate to make this dream become a reality,” said Simpson.
Those volunteers did a variety of activities.
Several were involved with the toy drive, which involved staffing the toy bus, collecting toys at their places of business, shopping for toys and even donating the bus for the mobile drives.
In addition to toys, food was a part of the Christmas giving with volunteers organizing all the toys and food at the MTM warehouse, prepared gifts for seniors as well as families in need, and delivered them including Santa who, “put a smile on the faces of so many children,” according to Simpson.
“To all the ones that helped to every board member of MTM that has been supportive in every decision and for all of your support, and most importantly to all that shared with everyone the true meaning of Christmas and who prayed for everyone involved in this project, thank you just doesn’t seem like enough,” said Simpson.
Although Simpson is appreciative of all the people who have supported MTM, there is one to whom she gives the greatest credit for the fledgling organizations success. “Mercy and Truth Ministries would like to first and foremost give God all the glory for every accomplishment in 2017,” said Simpson.
“To try to put into words everything that the Lord allowed MTM to do this past year is an impossibility. We were reminded of what a wonderful community we live in.”
That is part of why Simpson and her team at MTM are looking forward to next year.
“We are more than thrilled about 2018,” said Simpson. “We are excited to see more lives touched and helped through MTM.”
For more information about how to donate to or volunteer with Mercy and Truth Ministries, go to their website at mercyandtruthministries.org.
Beanie Taylor can be reached at 336-258-4058 or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TBeanieTaylor.