WWU Campus & Community’s Generosity Saves Family from EvictionCategory:
By: Rachel Wood
$3000 Raised to Help Local Family
This week, Walla Walla University and the community raised $3,000 for a local family in need, surpassing the minimum amount requested of $2,800.
Helpline, an emergency social services company in Walla Walla, contacted the WWU Campus Ministries Office on November 8 for assistance in helping a local family raise $2,800 by the following week to pay for bills and living expenses.
That evening at the Vespers program, Campus Chaplain Paddy McCoy notified the university community and local residents of the need to raise these funds within the following week. The mother and her two children would face eviction if they could not come up with the $2,800 in one week.
The response resulted in full generosity. $3,000 was raised during that week and the family will spend the Thanksgiving holiday in their home.
“When she received the money her eyes filled with tears (of) thankfulness for such an amazing gift,” McCoy states. “I am grateful for this faith community and its generous spirit in service. I am grateful for a big God who is able to do exceedingly abundantly more than all I ask or imagine according to His power that is at work within us.”
Published November 22, 2013.