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LCCF provides grant to SMA


LaGrange County Community Foundation (LCCF) Board of Directors Vice President Steve Scott-Welty recently attended a meeting of the Shipshewana Ministerial Association and formally awarded association members with a grant in the amount of $7,223.77.

Through the month of March, the LCCF challenged local residents with a dollar-for-dollar match of up to $2,000 on all gifts sent to the LCCF in support of the ministerial association’s emergency fund.

The emergency fund is used by the association to help local families in crisis with energy bills and other needs. Local donors responded enthusiastically in support of the association’s efforts and gave over $5,000. This amount was matched with the promised $2,000.

The donor gifts and the foundation match came at an opportune time as the association’s emergency fund had been depleted to approximately $100.

Accepting the award on behalf of the association was Carl Horner of Shore Mennonite Church, Rick Miller of Brethren Retreat at Shipshewana Lake, Matt Gingerich of Eden Community Worship Center, and Char Roth of Marion Mennonite Church. Other association members include Jeff Stedge of Lima-Scott Methodist Church, John Wolfe of Shipshewana Methodist Church, Rich Shultz of Lifegate Church, Andy Dayton of Shipshewana Church of Nazarene, and Ron Roth of Marion Mennonite Church.

A similar LCCF challenge is being offered through the month of May for the Topeka Ministerial Association and another is scheduled for July in support of the LaGrange Ministerial Association.

For more details on these opportunities, contact an association member church or LCCF Program Officer Loren Heinlen at (260) 463-4363.