CHANGE FOR A DOLLAR STORIES
Ways your change helped our community!TOO SICK TO WORK - February 25, 2016
FOOD & MEDS - June 12, 2017
Sam & Anna Fisher needed assistance to buy food and medication. Their SS checks were delayed.
HOME RENO - May 18, 2017
Shaun Troyer was given a Home Depot gift card for home renovations. He's the son of David and Teresa Troyer.
FOOD AND GAS - May 4, 2017
Christina Gaffney was given a gift card for food and gas to get her back to PA.
BURIAL ASSISTANCE - April 17, 2017
Assistance was given to the family of Yetunde Franca Alexechiemunor from Nigeria. She was kin to a relative of Alma Hershberger.
BUS TICKET AND A MEAL - April 10, 2017
Mary Beth Laney was given a bus ticket via Greyhound bus lines to get back home to OH.
RENEWED LICENSE - March 6, 2017
Andrew Cunningham needed to reinstate a license to be able to work.
FPL & WATER - December 29, 2016
Cody Strader needed his utilities paid.
UTILITIES - December 21, 2016
Vanessa Garcia, an acquaintance of Rachel Troyer, needed utilities paid.
GAS FOR DOCTOR VISITS - July 28, 2016
Margaret George was given a gas card to get to a doctor's appointment in St. Pete.
HUNGRY - December 5, 2016
Dionne Washington was given Publix gift cards for food.
A/C WENT BAD - December 5, 2016
Etta Detwiler's neighbors, Howard and Kat Graham, needed their air conditioner fixed.
NEW ROOF - December 2, 2016
Clarence Morris from Saralake Estates, a neighbor of Roger Swartz, needed a new roof.
OFF WORK DUE TO ILLNESS - May 17, 2016
Terry Bradley, a co-worker of Kris Troyer, diagnosed with Shingles and can't work, needed funds for prescriptions, food, and monthly living expenses.
SCOOTER BATTERY and CHARGER - May 16, 2016
Diana Acker has difficulty walking and getting around. A battery and charger was purchased for her scooter so she has greater mobility.
ROTTEN TREE REMOVED - April 25, 2016
Jason Mast's neighbor needed to have a rotten tree removed. Services rendered by Greenway Lawn Service.
INJURIES RESULTING IN NO WORK - March 16, 2016
Mel & Mary's neighbor, Joseph Downey, fell and crushed his heels. Unable to work, the bills piled up. We helped him with his water, electric, verizon and auto insurance bills.
FLOOR PROJECT - April 1, 2016
Bob & Debbie Robinson from Saralake Estates, a neighbor of Roger Swartz, needed a new floor. With the help of donations from church family and the New Beginnings Ministries Church, we provided them with a new floor and other items.
Bonita Miller's auto insurance was paid. She has cancer and can't work. Requested by Shirley Yoder.
DYING RELATIVE - February 23, 2016
Sara Borntreger was given $500 toward the purchase of an air ticket to visit her dying uncle. Requested by Caroline Stoltzfus.
HOUSE FIRE - February 9, 2016
Paul & Rosetta Stauffer lost their house trailer in a fire, losing everything. Requested by Cody Strader.
ROOF REPAIR - January 20, 2016
Linda Peel received funds for a roof repair. Requested by Roger Swartz.
UTILITY BILL - December 22, 2015
James & Dionne Washington needed their power bill paid or it would have been turned off. James is on disability and Dionne is the bread winner. The request came from Dionne who stopped by the church for assistance.
PLUGGED SEWER LINE - December 13, 2015
Barbara Marsh needed a sewer line repair. Requested by Roger Swartz'
CAR TROUBLE - December 10, 2015
Angie Ropp receive $500 toward an auto repair.Requested by Terry Weaver.
Response: "I want to thank you for your generosity in helping repair my van through Mahlon. When he called to let me know "how" it was being taken care of...I was speechless, with a lump in my throat. I am truly appreciative of your giving hearts. Again, I am speechless, because words do not convey the gratitude of my heart. Please know that I am ever so thankful. With my gratitude, Angie Ropp"
FOOD GIFT CARDS - November 17. 2015
A coworker of Eric Miller’s, off work for 3 mo., was given $300 in gift cards for groceries.
RENT - October 30, November 24, 20105
Gift: $459 each month
Karen Overholt received $459 for a rent payment. Requested by Julie Ferguson.
SLIDING GLASS DOOR - October 23, 2015
Gordy Beaubien received $200 for a window repair.Requested by Marc Peloquin.
Response: "We just wanted to drop you a note to let you know that we were gracious recipients of your generous outreach program. Thanks to Marc Peloquin and Mr. Mark Smith of Window Panes, we were able to secure our home with much needed adjustments and repairs to our sliding glass door. We have always found it difficult to receive gifts simply out of the kindness of others, but we have to tell you that this came at the perfect time due to our financial situation. Thank you so much for being a part of a very important outreach to those who find themselves in need in our community."
AUTO REPAIR - October 20, 2015
Paula Yourkoski, a friend of Linda Hostetler, received $500 for an auto repair.
FOOD SUBSIDY - February 9, 2015
A neighbor of a Bethel attendee received groceries when times got pretty hard. There's just nothing like food when you're hungry!
PLUMBING PROBLEMS - January 26, 2015
Ruth Carlin, a client of Greenway Lawn Services, needed some help with a new kitchen faucet. Installed by Wagler Plumbing, Inc.
POWER ON - January 16, 2015
Nicole Baughman received funds for her electric bill. She was referred by Martha Lapp.
MEDICAL CARE - December 22, 2014
Jeannie Bunch received funds to help with her oncology care. She replied, "I am very, very thankful and sincerely appreciate your generous help with my medical bills. My sincerest appreciation, Jeannie Bunch"
REGULAR MAINTENANCE ON HOME - December 8, 2014
Gift: $287.80 plus donations and donated labor and material.
Linda Peel, single lady in Saralakes Estates, referred by Roger Swartz. Her limited income doesn't allow for normal maintenance on her mobile home. Replaced screens, vinyl, and a coat of sealer for the roof. Thank you so much for the generous gift of new windows and new screening in my lanai. I am so thankful to Roger Swartz and the men who performed the work at my home. They were pleasant and professional and did a terrific job. I feel so blessed to have this done form me, God is so good and supplies all my needs. I can again enjoy this room in my home. In Christ's love, Linda Peel.
NEW WHEELS FOR BLUE - December 1, 2014
Peter Blue, referred by Mahlon Strader, received new tires.
INSURANCE PAYMENT - October 13, 2014
Katrina Milford, granddaughter of Noah & Bena Chupp, had a month of auto insurance paid by C4$.
HELPING A MOM! - September 15, 2014
Chris Auman, single mom supporting a teenage son and disabled mother, referred by Marj Bontrager. She fell behind in her bills and the C4$ fund paid her FPL bill.
CRITTERS BE GONE - July 14, 2014
SaraLakes Estate Resident (wants to remain anonymous) referred by Roger Swartz. Mobile home was tented for pest removal.
KEEP THE POWER ON - June 11, 2014
Randy Adkins, referred by Sarasota County Social Workers, contacted the church and told us that he is currently unemployed due to a leg injury. His wife was employed as a nurse, but has been off work for 6 weeks due to an injury as well. Consequently, they got behind on their bills and needed the FPL bill paid to keep the power from being shut off on the 12th.
Response from Randy, via a phone message: He was incredibly grateful and appreciative of our help and offered to work for the church in exchange.
SAVE THE HOUSE - June 7, 2014
Gift: $175.00 plus free labor
I would like to express our appreciation and gratitude to the Bethel Mennonite Church, Gary Helmuth (Greenway Lawn Service), Merle Raber (Woodland Acres Tree Farm) and Todd Brosseau, (Double D Lawn Service), for the removal of our large oak tree that was rotted and the next branch to fall would most likely be smashing right through our house.
special thanks to our neighbors, Rob Weaver, for seeing our need to save our house and introducing the need to the
church’s Change For A Dollar program, and to Martha Lapp for providing the
lunch for the workers. We
are eternally grateful to all the kind people who came to help us.
Thank You, Ellen Kahn and Kenny Myrick