Update on our Chicken Dinner for Transitional Housing:
Our church has raised $1,002 to be donated to Monadnock region transitional housing shelters. We raised $620 at the dinner, $268 at our special offering, and $114 selling extra dinners. We had 58 diners and donated 24 meals to local homeless people. Our yearly goal of $900 has been surpassed and will be split between MATS and Shelter From the Storm.
This dinner was a success despite the snow and some first-time jitters, and we plan to repeat our success with a dinner for a different mission later in the year.
Many thanks to all of our volunteers, the members of the congregation who gave, the community members who came, and the media outlets who shared in this effort.
MATS (Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter)
MATS (Monadnock Area Transitional Shelter) is a service, temporary shelter, and advocate for the homeless in our local community. MATS is prepared to assist any person at any time, works to educate the community about homelessness, and depends entirely on grants and donations to fund their work. PUMC has collected and budgeted donations to MATS since 2004. matsnh.org
Shelter From The Storm
Shelter From the Storm This is a local program providing transitional housing and support services for those who have become homeless due to a variety of circumstances. In the past the church has provided dinners to this organization. In previous years the funds for this came out of the church budget. This shelter is in Jaffrey, NH. ShelterFromtheStormNH.org