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#SPneighbors Grant Story: Kingdom Come Ministries

Kingdom Come Ministries is another nonprofit that has benefitted from the South Plains Response Fund donations. Co-director Kristin Montgomery describes the organization’s experience through this pandemic, “COVID-19 has stolen so much from many people in this community, but it has also allowed us to build relationships and really function as the hands and feet of Jesus.” She tells of one family that Kingdom Come Ministries helped, "'Sam' called us early on in desperation. Her husband was one of the first to be let go when the economy shut down. Their 4-year old is in the hospital fighting Leukemia, so Sam was forced to make the decision to quit her job in order to care for him. She needed he

#SPneighbors Grant Story: Meals on Wheels

The South Plains COVID-16 Response Fund has helped many nonprofits in this region navigate through the uncertainty of this pandemic. One organization that benefitted from funding is Lubbock Meals on Wheels. Lisa Gilliland says, This funding allowed us to continue to feed more clients and deliver extra items due to increased needs and delivery changes during the pandemic. For almost two months, we sent out additional items in our weekend meals bags as we were no longer able to deliver them weekly. This project allowed us to purchase enough items to continue that program to over 320 clients who would otherwise not have access to or assistance with food over the weekend. We were also able to pu

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