The Good Samaritan HELPS Ministry provides funding for practical, short-term relief to our neighbors who need a one-time assistance to pay rent, a utility bill, prescriptions, car repair, or other immediate needs. The ministry focuses on temporary problems and giving our neighbors a helping hand during a difficult time.
Helps Assistance is not always financial – We are not always able to assist someone financially, but, we do talk with the clients and can give them resources to contact. At times, we are “listeners” for someone who just needs to be heard.
Recently, a woman called asking for assistance with a PECO bill. The Helps counselor was not able to assist her, but suggested she contact PECO. Later, the woman called to tell us PECO was able to help her. She just wanted to thank us for the “help”.
I wanted to send you a sincere thank you from the bottom of my heart! . . . My children and I cannot thank you enough for your generosity and prayers. … You took a lot of stress off me being a single Mom due to their Father passing away… Your incredible acts of kindness, words of encouragement and the wonderful help you did for me and the kids will never be forgotten. Thank you.
- Helps Ministry is funded by outside donations from Trust Funds, Good Sam parishioners and the annual Christmas Tree sale.
- If you are using the Give to Good Sam envelope found in your leaflet, please designate your gift to HELPs Fund.