For those of you who follow our blog and don’t know yet, we were featured on CBS Evening News on Tuesday night. We were pleased with the fairness of the story and have gotten a lot of great feedback from the people who were touched by it.
There is one important point that wasn’t made clear. The people who received financial help in the form of a car or debt payment were people who had gone through financial counseling through Account417 or Fellowship Bible Church, had surrendered their finances to God and were trusting Him completely to meet their needs. These were not random “handouts”.
We also received some negativity from people who thought that we would only help “members”. This is also not true. We try our best to help anyone and everyone who has a physical and spiritual need. We are a small organization, so our resources are limited as is our staff.
After the CBS piece aired, we were inundated with calls and e-mails from people needing help. Thanks to some incredible volunteers, we are praying for every one of them and offering them free financial counseling.
Please pray that this national exposure will show people that Christians (and the church) are helping people in tangible ways and meeting the needs of the community as is our privilege as believers.
If you would like to donate money, time, or resources to help us handle the needs of these struggling people across the country, we would be honored to put it to good use. Go to account417.com to contact us or give.