OCTOBER SPECIAL APPEAL: People In Need (PIN)
Holy Trinity Lutheran is a member of the Dubuque Area Congregations United (DACU). This organization seeks ways that congregations can work together to better serve the community.
One of the programs they have developed is PIN which stands for People In Need. When we give a gift, we may wonder how much of my gift will be spent on administration and how much will actually go to providing service to the people the organization serves. PIN is an exceptional organization as it is totally run by volunteers and their office space is even donated. Because of the commitment of volunteers, there is no overhead. For every dollar given, a dollar’s worth of service is provided.
People In Need was founded on the belief that the spiritual health of a whole community and of its individual members depends on care for one another. PIN accepts financial contributions from groups and individuals, and it assists those temporarily in need by offering limited help in exceptional circumstances through direct payments to clients’ creditors, for rent, utilities, medical, and other basic needs. Since 1983, over 6,000 individuals or families have been assisted by PIN. Assistance is dispensed in amounts that average about $175. Applicants for assistance are individuals or families who have nowhere else to turn in an emergency. For the month of October, we are receiving funds for People in Need. Their motto is: A dollar to PIN is a dollar to people in need.
Please make a gift so that people facing difficult situations can be helped to get back on their feet.
To contribute to People In Need, go HERE
Select Fund* , choose "People In Need" or
use your October gold striped envelope.