Yard Sale is a Success!

The Matthew 25 Coalition Yard Sale was a success bringing in $1,600.00 thanks to the leadership, vision, and generosity of Vickie Fortney of Seville United Methodist Church.

Vickie said, "It was worth it."

True words. This yard sale is helping us complete our mission of bridging needs in Jesus’ name.

We were blessed with many volunteers. Thank you’s include:

Thank you Vivian (Vickie’s mother) for being our cashier both days
Victory Baptist and Christ the King for their donations of tables
Thanks to all the people who donated items for the sale
Thanks to all who helped with set-up and tear down – especially Pastor Joe and Mary on Saturday afternoon

Yard Sale proceeds are being used toward current urgent client needs.

Vickie is planning another yard sale in July or August using leftover items from this yard sale. We will send more information about volunteering and donating items soon.

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Yard Sale Fundraiser June 16 & 17

Treasures abound at this amazing yard sale benefiting the Matthew 25 Coalition. Funds will be used to help with utilities, rent, and auto fuel needs in Southwest Medina County and surrounding areas.

We are accepting donations for the yard sale at 118 Center Street in Seville Monday (6/12/17), Wednesday (6/14/17), and Thursday (6/15/17) from 4pm-8pm. Large items will be accepted Thursday evening (6/15/17) and Friday (6/16/17) morning. Thank you Vickie for sharing your home with us for the yard sale!

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June Success Stories

Assistance was slim due to limited funds, however God always provides and the Matthew 25 Coalition was able to help the following clients:

  1. Two Clients in Lodi area, both senior citizens on fixed incomes. Both had unexpected car repairs so Matthew 25 helped one client with a gas voucher and paid a utility bill for the second client.

  2. Matthew 25 helped a woman in danger of becoming homeless with a week of motel rent in Lodi. Client also on fixed income had used her money to move from out of state back to area to be with family. She had to rotate houses due to lease arrangements of other family members. She was able to get a room at Lodi Motel until her money was received at the beginning of June (and then she would be able to pay rent).

  3. Matthew 25 helped two clients with auto repairs. Client A just started a new job but one of her tires was bad, we were able to help her get another tire so she could go to work. Client B lives in Seville – she is on a fixed income but had unexpected home repairs that left her short when she needed repairs to her car. Matthew 25 helped her get struts for her car.

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Matthew 25 Helps Many During September 2016

We were able to assist two clients with help paying auto insurance.

Client #1 is on fixed income and had unexpected car repairs. Help was need to make sure Insurance was current as client had doctor’s appointments in preparation for future surgeries.

Client #2 had limited income and had let insurance lapse. Matthew 25 was able to help get insurance re-instated so she could take children to appointments. Father was incarcerated at time.

Matthew 25 also assisted a client again on fixed income. Client was in the hospital most of the summer. While she was recuperating in preparation to returning home, her electric was shut off.

Matthew 25 coordinated with Salvation Army (in Seville) and both agencies were able to help client get utility reconnected.

Matthew 25 assisted clients with Lodi electric disconnects. The clients needed assistance for several reasons:

3 – Were on fixed income

2 – Lost income due to decreased child support

3 -Lost income due to health issues and missing work (didn’t get paid for time off due to illness)

1 -Lost job 1

2 – Just started new job

1 – Had unexpected car repair expenses

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23 August, 2016 20:45

The Matthew 25 Coalition recently helped a veteran with a water bill. The veteran lived alone and had her own business, but the situation changed and she had to close the business. She is currently in the process of looking for another full time job. The assistance provided allowed her to keep her utility on for another month.

Together we are bridging needs in Jesus’ name.

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July Mission Moment


Review the latest Matthew 25 Coalition statistics here.

$1,000 Grant Received

The Medina County Women’s Endowment Fund, a permanent philanthropic endowment of Akron Community Foundation, announced its 2016 grant distributions Friday. Grants totaling $11,250 were awarded to seven qualified 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations serving women and children in Medina County.

Medina County Women’s Fund awards awards the Matthew 25 Coalition, to provide emergency assistance to women and children in rural southwest Medina County with a $1,000 grant.

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Medina County Community Fund awards $25,750

The Medina County Community Fund of Akron Community Foundation recently awarded 11 grants totaling $25,750 to nonprofit organizations that improve the lives of Medina County residents. The grants were announced on Thursday, June 16, at the fund’s annual Spring into Summer event.

Since its inception in 1993, the Medina County Community Fund has awarded nearly 200 grants totaling $499,831 to organizations that serve residents of Medina County.

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No Paid Time Off

Even though funds were limited the Matthew 25 Coalition was able to assist a family of three with their utility bill and also a gas voucher The mother is employed but has to miss work because of some dental problems and was not paid for her time off. Matthew 25 worked in collaboration with the Good Samaritans to make sure the utility was paid.

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Can You Help?

We need your help. Utility requests are coming in and we don’t have the funds to cover the needs. We do have funds designated only for transportation needs thanks to a grant from the Medina Community Fund. Please help us bridge needs in Jesus’ name.

Please send your donations to Matthew 25 Coalition at PO Box 284, Lodi, OH 44245

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